USAA signs on with geospatial-focused NICB offshoot

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USAA, has joined the industry consortium Geospatial Intelligence Center with the goal of providing enhanced underwriting for members.

The group, which supplies aerial mapping hardware and software, is spearheaded by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. USAA will now receive the advanced imaging and data currently available from the GIC, enabling tools for policies with fast response to member during disasters.

Elizabeth Gulick, vice president of Catastrophe Experience with USAA, shares, "As longtime members of NICB, we recognize the value of working with emergency personnel and getting quick access to the disaster areas to better serve our members. Our mission is to look for organizations and technology which will get our members back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.”

GIC was founded in 2017 and provides technical expertise for the high resolution aerial images from before and after hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, hailstorms and wildfires. It uses technology from Vexcel Imaging to power analytics on the images connected from GIC’s fleet of aircraft, which flies over affected areas after a disaster.

"As a retired military officer, I know the importance of providing our active military and veterans with the best service available, and USAA is further enhancing that commitment with the technology made possible by the GIC," said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. "We are proud to have USAA as one of the original members of this industry consortium."

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