Markets/Coverages: Parametric Insurer FloodFlash Adds Business Interruption

April 15, 2024

Ahead of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, FloodFlash, which offers sensor-enabled parametric flood insurance, is launching a product to support business interruption (BI) coverage.

U.S. Commercial Director Rich Coyle said his firm created Flood BI because many businesses and public entities are unable to get BI coverage. It isn’t included under National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies and private carriers rarely offer standalone BI.

“Flooding causes billions of dollars in losses across the U.S. every year yet only 20% of those losses are covered by insurance – and a massive part of that uninsured loss comes from business interruption. The BI options on the market are too few and offered too rarely,” Coyle said.

The policy’s coverage is triggered when flooding reaches a pre-agreed upon depth as measured by FloodFlash sensors.

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The sectors currently being targeted across the U.S. include hotels and hospitality, sport and leisure, retail, healthcare and assisted living, real estate, manufacturing, municipality, and education.

According to the announcement, other key features of the Flood BI product include:

  • Limits: up to $5 million per location ($2 million in Florida). Up to $10 million available subject to underwriter approval.
  • Blanket limit of $10 million available for multi-location submissions
  • No limitations on how clients spend their parametric claim payment. Flood BI can cover any and all aspects of BI including non-damage BI and denial of access.
  • The rapid-payment claims process means claimants receive the full value of their policy within weeks of flooding.
  • FloodFlash provides support throughout the process, helping on BI limit calculation, sensor placement, policy triggers and more.

Launched in 2019, FloodFlash serves businesses and public entities that struggle to secure flood terms anywhere else. The firm uses data modeling and sensor technology to quickly pay claims. FloodFlash is a registered coverholder at Lloyd’s of London

Topics Carriers Flood

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