The insurance industry has been one of the earliest to adopt drones. Insurance giants such as AIG, State Farm and USAA have received permission early on from the FAA to use drones to improve the speed with which they can assess insurance claims.
Of course, as with any information collected, systems need to be in place in order to store, organize, and access the information so that it is efficient with your workflow. Drone inspections are not for every insurance company.
Safer and quicker
For adjusters, drone imaging is the future. Not only are they able to supplement a ladder, but the information collected from a drone is often difficult or impossible to achieve by hand.
Insurers can also scan large areas of damage which drastically reduces cycle times - this improves operating costs and the client experience.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, fraud compromises about 10% of insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses annually. This translates to about $32 billion each year in the US. In addition, 57% of insurers predict an increase in this type of fraud by policyholders.
After an extreme event, it is common for insurance companies to receive numerous claims for damages that existed before the event occurred. By using UAVs prior to an extreme event to capture images of insured properties, companies can protect themselves from such fraudulent claims.
A better view
Jason Wolf, a property defense attorney and shareholder at the Florida based firm of Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf, sees drones being used for aerial surveys of property damage to insured roofs.
“You get to see everything. You may not even need to go up on the roof. You can see every single inch of the entire property, just with the touch of a few buttons.” - Jason Wolf
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