Business Benefits

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)'s sister company Verisk ClimateTM can help insurance providers improve their financial performance and gain business benefits by enabling them to transform natural hazard risk into business opportunity.

We don’t overwhelm you with weather data volume. Instead, we provide you with targeted, relevant, location-specific event intelligence that you can leverage to make smarter decisions, reduce financial exposure and create new business opportunities.

Your organization can:

  • Improve financial results
  • Improve market penetration through better anticipation of natural hazard risks
  • Optimize risk management planning
  • Enable rate proposals based on historic weather and property profiles
  • Reduce fraudulent claims
  • Improve customer satisfaction by settling legitimate claims faster

Verisk Climate's insurance solutions can help you answer your most critical questions, including:

  • How do our claims compare to the event risk level?
  • Are there more or fewer claims than expected given the weather conditions during the period of record?
  • Given the forecast over the next 1 to 15 days, where can we expect to see the greatest increase/decrease in claims activity?
  • How early can we pre-stage our cat teams to be first on the scene?
  • How much can we reduce claims by advising policyholders to take preventive actions before approaching weather occurs?

To learn more about solutions for the insurance industry from Verisk Climate, please contact us at AER or Verisk Climate.

Case Study - Hurricane Isaac Rewind: Respond™


—The insurance services are provided by Verisk Climate. AER is a division of Verisk Climate.


Verisk Climate Announces First Use of Dual-Polarization to More Precisely Map Hail for the Insurance Industry
—Verisk Climate press release 2015.

Atmospheric and Environmental Research Teams with NOAA on Hail and Severe Storms Risk Management Initiative
—Launches Respond for insurers to better manage hail claims. Press release 2011.

Risk Management & Space Weather: Are You Ready?
—By Nicole Homeier, James Martin Griffin, and Kyle Beatty, in National Underwriter Property and Casualty, Sept. 6, 2011.

Finding consistency amid increasingly chaotic weather: How weather analytics make global underwriting more predictable
—By Kyle Beatty, CCM, AER Managing Director, in Perspectives from America, Autumn, 2010.

An early warning of the risks of space weather
—By James Martin Griffin, AER Staff Scientist, in Perspectives from America, March 28, 2011.

Climate Change Could Cause $12.3B In Annual Losses For Gulf, East Coasts
National Underwriter Property & Casualty, Jan. 3, 2011. Highlights research study on storm surge risk to property by Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) and AIR Worldwide.