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American National Insurance Company (Galveston, Texas) has formed a partnership with home telematics solution provider Roost (Sunnyvale, Calif.) to help mitigate claim costs and increase customer engagement. American National will offer Roost sensors free to select policyholders through its property/casualty subsidiaries.
American National policyholders with specific risk characteristics will be offered Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector, according to a Roost Statement. The insurer will also look to strengthen its engagement with insureds through an American National branded mobile app, enhanced with severe weather alerts from IBM/The Weather Company.
“We are very happy to announce this strategic partnership with Roost to deliver their smart sensors to our policyholders,” comment JD Johnson, EVP, Corporate Business Process Officer, and CIO, American National. “At American National, we aim to provide our policyholders with value and trusted solutions and this relationship with Roost accomplishes just that.”
The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is designed to sense water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperature situations. Each detector can be easily located in places around the home most prone to water leaks, such as under kitchen sinks, hot water heaters, toilets and various appliances, according to the vendor. It then delivers smartphone alerts via the Roost app to help minimize water damage and loss.
Increasing Customer Engagement
“Roost’s partnership with American National is something that we are proud to announce” comments Roel Peeters, Roost CEO. “By deploying the full Roost solution, we will help American National meet their goals of increasing customer engagement and providing peace of mind to their policyholders that their home is protected, even when they are away.”\