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UNLOCKING THE POWER OF CRIME RISK DATA FOR SMARTER INSURANCE SOLUTIONS

In today’s fast-paced insurance industry, staying ahead requires smarter insurance solutions, leveraging detailed and precise data to make informed decisions – and CAP Index is here to help. Our industry-leading crime risk reports allow insurers to enhance their risk assessment, underwriting processes, claims management, real estate site selection, and customer outreach. By integrating crime risk data, insurance companies can offer more competitive rates, protect against unexpected losses, and provide targeted advice to customers. This comprehensive approach not only improves operational efficiency but also builds trust and transparency with stakeholders.

RISK ASSESSMENT & UNDERWRITING

When a customer requests insurance for a property or asset, the insurer pulls a CAP report on the address to evaluate the crime risk. This risk assessment helps the insurance company determine the premium for the coverage. If the crime risk is deemed too high, the insurer may decide not to offer insurance.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Offer more competitive rates as data can be more granular and accurate. Instead of assigning a level of risk via ZIP code, neighborhood, or gut feeling, use proven risk scores based on sophisticated modeling.
  • Protect your company against unexpected losses
  • Enhance your risk portfolio with more detailed information and help ensure risk diversification.
  • Effective acquisition of new customers – use crime risk data to target customer acquisition in areas with lower risk to attract safer, more profitable clients.
  • Become a trusted advisor to customers by recommending the right coverage based on their area – for instance, additional coverage for theft or vandalism in high-risk areas.

CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

Effective claims management encompasses a variety of strategies aimed at reducing risks andInsurance adjuster examining car accident ensuring the safety of both policyholders and adjusters. Adjusters often need to travel to various locations to assess claims, which can sometimes place them in hazardous situations. Utilizing CAP scores to identify high-risk areas can help prepare adjusters, ensuring their safety during these visits. This approach not only protects field staff by assessing the risk of crime in specific locations but also aids in determining safer travel routes, enhancing overall operational safety.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Protect field staff (like adjusters) by determining the risk of crime in locations they visit – even determine safer travel routes using CAP data.

REAL ESTATE

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In the realm of real estate, site selection for agency locations is a crucial process that balances convenience and safety. Following a disaster or other large-scale event, insurers often establish mobile claim offices to better serve affected policyholders. Choosing the optimal location for these sites involves not only ensuring convenience but also prioritizing the safety of staff and customers, as well as the protection of company property. Leveraging data on crime risk can aid in selecting secure and accessible agency office locations, negotiating favorable lease or purchase terms, and safeguarding mobile sites against potential threats. This approach ensures a secure environment for all parties involved, enhancing the overall effectiveness of the operation.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Choose agency office locations that are both safe and convenient.
  • Negotiate favorable lease/purchase terms based on crime risk.
  • For mobile site applications, ensure that visitors to the site and the company’s property on site are protected against crime.

CUSTOMER OUTREACH

Customer outreach is a vital aspect of an insurance company’s strategy, significantly enhancing brand image and customer service. By offering policyholders valuable risk mitigation advice, insurers can help them reduce the likelihood of crime-related incidents. This proactive approach not only improves customer engagement and satisfaction but also leads to fewer claims, benefiting both the customers and the company. Providing such insights reinforces the company’s commitment to the well-being of its clients, fostering a stronger, more trusted relationship.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Risk Mitigation Advice: Insurers can offer policyholders insights and advice on reducing their risk of crime-related incidents, enhancing customer engagement and satisfaction, and ultimately leading to fewer claims.

COMPLIANCE & REPORTING

Compliance and reporting are critical components of an insurance company’s operations, where crime risk data plays a pivotal role. Utilizing this data aids in meeting regulatory requirements by offering detailed risk assessments and thorough documentation. Enhanced reporting capabilities, supported by crime risk data, foster transparency and build trust with stakeholders. Moreover, relying on neutral, third-party data helps protect the insurer against claims of unfair or biased pricing, ensuring a fair and equitable approach in all business practices.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Crime risk data can assist in meeting regulatory requirements by providing detailed risk assessments and documentation.
  • Enhanced reporting capabilities using crime risk data can improve transparency and trust with stakeholders.
  • Using neutral, third-party data protects the insurer against claims of unfair or biased pricing.

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: NATIONWIDE INSURANCE

How Nationwide Insurance Determines Security Needs

How Nationwide Insurance Determines Security Needs

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What Clients Say

CAP Reports are critical to my risk assessments. They have enabled us to take a more surgical approach to investing in our stores that need it the most.

Brad Reeves
Senior Manager of Asset Protection
Five Below, Inc.

CAP Index is the first tool I turn to when time is of the essence. I can always depend on CAP Index to provide me qualified crime information within a very few minutes that I feel comfortable reviewing with the C-Suite.

Stephen A. Brown, CPP
Director, Corporate Security / Facility Security Officer
Burns & McDonnell

CAP Index data is a vital part of our security decision-making process.

Keith McGlen, CPP, CHPA
Associate Vice President
System Security Services
Memorial Hermann Health System

CRIMECAST® Reports have helped our organization for many years to proactively assess the particular risk for crime surrounding our facilities. The CAP Index® CRIMECSAST Platform is an easy-to-use online service that provides us with the flexibility to share and decentralize crime risk data within our North America business units.

Carlos J. Cortez,
Manager, Global Security Programs,
Kraft Foods, Inc. / Mondelez International

Our property selectors are not discouraged from a site just because it receives a high score. What we do is issue every store – all of them – a security classification. The classification determines how we allocate our security resources to that store.

Claude Verville,
Lowe’s

CAP Index's online platform, CRIMECAST, is great. It is easy to use and quick!

Ken Wieczorek,
Bank of America

In industries where there is high public contact and a customer is coming to our location (such as retail), why would you leave it to chance when planning security when there is an easy, affordable tool? When investing a million dollars on a location, what is this small charge compared to what it may cost you when you get sued?

Jay Beighley,
Nationwide Insurance

CAP Index assessments are a must for anyone engaged in asset protection. The new website is much improved and as important, easy to navigate.

Bruce List,
The Williams Companies

We have been using CAP Index for a few years and include it in our security vulnerability assessments. Highly recommend it.

Dan Yaross
Director, Protective Services
Nationwide Children's Hospital