CREW and our central-U.S. partner CUSEC consulted with preparedness and insurance experts to create this short (3-minute) video to help educate the public about earthquake insurance and financial preparedness.
The video will soon be accessible on the Insure Against Earthquakes site, a new information hub that CREW is producing to provide easy access to information about earthquake insurance and outreach tools that can be used to promote awareness and preparedness actions.
And don’t forget to register for the Mind the Gap earthquake insurance forum on March 28. It’s an opportunity for emergency managers, other disaster preparedness professionals, and disaster insurance experts to explore and discuss the issues and challenges involved in expanding the role of earthquake insurance in preparedness and post-earthquake recovery.
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.