There is Nothing “Natural” About Natural Disasters

2017 will be remembered for the number and scale of natural disasters that occurred in the United States.  Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath of unprecedented flooding in Houston by itself was record-breaking in terms of the sheer size of the affected area.  This was followed 2 weeks later by Hurricane Irma, which wreaked havoc on … Read more

For Science (and Insurance) – Rob Goes Storm Chasing!

As the Director of Property Underwriting at USAA, my focus is on understanding how natural perils such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and winter storms impact our insureds, or, as we call them, members. USAA is the 5th largest homeowners insurer in the country with over 3 million policyholders spread throughout all 50 states in the … Read more