is innovating to keep its customer’s vehicles free from hail damage. The insurance company plans to use Accuweather® forecast data and SMS text messages to alert customers of potentially hazardous weather and encourage them to move their cars under cover.
A pilot program was tested in Texas, and now, 30,000
. Claims mean lost money to insurance companies, so any cost-effective way to lower those numbers, they’ll take.
The Hail Alert program is a win-win for Liberty Mutual and its customers. With a simple text message, the company can avoid paying out thousands of insurance claims, and customers can avoid the hassle of hail damage and hold on to their deductibles.
A recent survey shows the program already working. Nearly half of respondents said they moved their car to a safe place after receiving the alert.
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"B.A., English Literature, MedAndrew Koole is an insurance writer who specializes in writing automotive news articles. Andrew’s mission is to create informative and instructional content car owners can use to reduce costs, master repair skills, and learn more about the automotive industry. Andrew has published over 600 articles for Jerry on topics ranging from automaker history to car insurance deductibles. Before joining Jerry in 2021, Andrew split his time between freelance writing in the entertainment and travel industries and creative writing in poetry and fiction. His writing is featured on a variety of arts and travel websites, including his own Ponytail Press.