Exploring the Earthquake Insurance Gap

Earthquake insurance can be a powerful tool for speeding and strengthening recovery after an earthquake, yet data show that uptake of residential earthquake insurance in the U.S. is low. So what’s driving this earthquake insurance gap? Can anything be done to help increase the number of insured households in earthquake country?

On March 28, CREW and our central-U.S. partner CUSEC will be hosting a national forum to take a closer look at earthquake insurance, paying particular attention to the issues and challenges that have so far limited its role in financial preparedness. This free one-day event is an opportunity for emergency managers and insurance professionals to discuss the potential role of insurance in post-earthquake recovery and to learn more about research and messaging tools that they can use in their earthquake education and outreach programs.

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Mind the Gap: Earthquake Insurance & Post-Disaster Recovery

When: Monday, March 28, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Where: Central Station Hotel, 545 S Main St., Memphis, TN 38103

This will be a hybrid event: a live virtual attendance option will be available for those unable to attend in person.

Safer Buildings, Stronger Communities: A Road Map to Action for Earthquake Country

A Webinar Event

When: Wednesday, July 21 at 1:00 PT / 2:00 MT

Unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings can be deadly when the ground shakes. With so many URMs out there, the problem of making them safer can seem daunting. Now a new strategy—The Wasatch Front Unreinforced Masonry Risk Reduction Strategy—offers earthquake-prone communities a way forward. Join this free online event to find out more about the hazard and how your community can use this strategy to tackle it.


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