Open GI expands support for Plum Underwriting and Flood Re partnership

Technology to allow better pricing of risks in traditionally hard-to-cover areas

Open GI expands support for Plum Underwriting and Flood Re partnership

Catastrophe & Flood

By Gabriel Olano

Open GI has expanded its partnership with Plum Underwriting by supporting its new enhanced household cover with Flood Re for UK brokers.

By utilising Open GI’s technology, coupled with data enrichment, Plum will be able to code risks in areas that would have been hard to offer cover. This gives brokers who are working with clients in exposed flood areas the opportunity to offer insurance cover. According to Open GI, it is the first technology company to offer this service to brokers.

“We’re delighted to have worked with Open GI and Flood Re to advance the technology around insurer hosted pricing and support our strategy to serve our brokers and customers finding it difficult to obtain flood cover,” said David Whitaker, managing director of Plum Underwriting. “We’re excited to see the opportunities this brings and look forward to working in partnership to further develop our automated specialist home insurance capabilities.”

“This is a fantastic development for the GI market,” said Simon Badley, group chief executive officer, Open GI. “We are pleased to be able to support this particular proposition with our connectivity expertise. This new offering will provide a more informed view of flood risks for both brokers and underwriters that they may have previously been reluctant to take on – but with technology we can enable this to happen.”

“Being able to support Plum Underwriting and expand our offering within the GI market is another step forward,” a spokesperson for Flood Re said. “Climate change brings a number of challenges and by working together, which this partnership demonstrates, we are able to offer products that will support our customers and provide them with better protection.”


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