This one-day forum on March 28, 2022, brought together emergency managers and insurance professionals to take a closer look at earthquake insurance, exploring its potential as a resilience tool and discussing a number of challenges that have so far limited its role in financial preparedness. Because an important part of the preparedness equation is public awareness and action, the forum also introduced research and messaging tools that participants can use in their earthquake education and outreach programs.
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The forum was hosted by the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) and Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), with funding support provided through FEMA’s National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP).
The forum was a hybrid event: some attendees and panelists participated on site at the venue in Memphis, Tennessee, and some participated virtually via Zoom.
View the Presentations
Ed Laatsch, FEMA
Kate Stillwell, Jumpstart
Glenn Pomeroy and Janiele Maffei, CEA
Robert Meyer, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Listen to the morning panel Q&A
Discussion Moderator: Jeff Briggs, Earthquake Program Manager, Missouri Emergency Management Agency
Lori Croy, Missouri DCI, and Jeff Briggs, Missouri EMA
Kyra Nourse and Pascal Schuback, CREW
Jeffrey Czajkowski, NAIC – CIPR
Lisa Groshong, NAIC – CIPR; Lory Croy, Missouri DCI; and Brian Houston, University of Missouri
Anne Rosinski, FEMA Region IX
Sara McBride, USGS
Listen to the afternoon panel Q&A and Discussion
Discussion Moderator: Valerie Brown, Deputy Executive Director, United Policyholders