Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.
National Preparedness Month (NPN) was born out of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. We are all encouraged to take steps for our own survival preparations. “Ready” is part of the Department of Homeland Security and has laid out a plan to help us all be better prepared for disaster. Below are steps everyone should consider to promote family and … Read More
Hurricane Season Intensifies – Are you Ready?
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The last time the U.S. saw two simultaneous hurricanes affect the mainland at the same time was 1933 when a category 3 hurricane hit Texas, and a tropical storm came ashore in Florida. As bad news continues to pummel 2020, we have a chance … Read More
Velocity’s Direct Repair Program helps customers recover quickly after a claim
Jessica has been Velocity customer for two years. In April 2020, she had a small kitchen fire that damaged her stove, backsplash, upper cabinets and vent hood. She contacted the Velocity Claims Center to file a claim and was happy to learn about Velocity’s Direct Repair® Program (DRP). The inside claim representative let her know that she could avoid the … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Amanda O’Brien knows the importance of timing
Amanda O’Brien, Sr. Underwriter for Velocity’s Large Commercial team, knows that timing is everything. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with a Psychology Degree, Amanda continued bartending during a difficult job market, until a friend at a party encouraged her to apply at Swiss Re. The job would take her from Southern California to San Francisco and would … Read More
If your 2020 vacation evolved into a staycation, take a few moments to record your treasures.
With vacations cancelled due to COVID-19, you still have PTO to burn. Why not schedule a day to make sure you’re prepared in the event of a loss to your home? According to Insurance Information Institute, home fires occur about every 90 seconds in the U.S. We hope it never happens to us, but can you remember every item you … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Rob Rice takes 1,000 pieces of data and paints a beautiful picture
Rob Rice is one of Velocity Risk Underwriter’s Senior Claims Data Analysts, and he loves data! If you enjoy the satisfaction of finishing a 1,000-piece puzzle, you’ll understand the thrill Rob feels when he can take complicated data and let it tell a story that anyone can understand.
After Rob graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in … Read More
Are you prepared for extreme heat this summer?
If it seems like we have to wake up earlier and earlier to get in our morning walk or run, it may be because 2020 is tied for the hottest year since 2016, according to NOAA. The data for January through May compares temperatures from the past 141 years.
It’s important to understand the dangers of extreme heat on … Read More
Employee Spotlight – Velocity Risk Underwriters offers Siddharth Virkud an opportunity for adventure
Few insurance professionals begin to think about a career in insurance as undergraduates. Siddharth Virkud was no different. He had an aptitude for math and science and plotted a course in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It wasn’t long before he realized he didn’t want to spend his life designing roads and bridges but was drawn … Read More
Your fur babies want to know if you’re prepared to protect them during an emergency
Some of us may struggle with the new normal of working from home and low social interactions with friends, family and co-workers, but our fur-covered family members are thrilled with these new arrangements. They get more walks and cuddles than ever before, and many animal shelters have empty cages due to a surge in adoptions.
If you’re a seasoned pet … Read More
Welcome to Hurricane Season 2020
2020 has unleashed catastrophes in historical fashion: COVID-19, murder hornets, Australian brushfires, earthquakes, floods and more. And now, an above-normal hurricane season is predicted. We are already two named storms into the list of 21 for the year: Arthur and Bertha, which thankfully were rain events and weakened before they were able to do widespread damage.
Hurricane season officially starts … Read More