Baron Launches New API Website for Insurance

The customizable platform is designed to ease integration of weather data for advanced notification, monitoring and validation in a variety of insurance applications.

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Baron (Huntsville, Ala.), a global provider of weather intelligence, has launched the new Baron Weather API for Insurance website, which the vendor reports is now optimized for development. Baron Weather API for Insurance is designed to make it easy to integrate weather data for advanced notification, monitoring and validation in a variety of insurance applications such as claims management, actuarial analysis, customer engagement and fraud detection, a vendor statement says. The original version of the API site was released in June 2017.

The vendor pitches the new Baron Weather API for Insurance website as offering customers an intuitive and customizable user experience, including a renovated documentation area with improved organization and faster access. The new site includes more customer dashboard features and convenient key display, customers can easily leverage Baron Weather API using any coding language, whether to track current conditions, view forecast conditions, or access historical data, according to Baron. The vendor says it also includes new and improved use case ideas and descriptions for over 200 meteorological data products, including over 60 Baron exclusives, empower customers to develop creative solutions for their application.

The API site’s Baron Pinpoint Alerting feature extends reach and enables the ability to send customers advanced custom notifications about weather or other critical information, thus lowering claims by alerting customers to unsafe conditions, Baron says.

Global, Multi-Year Archive of Weather Data

The vendor says its archival weather data allows for analysis of historical performance and actuarial modeling. Baron’s Weather API for Insurance accesses that data to provide a global, multi-year archive of over 65 individual weather data conditions for analysis and verification, Baron says. Business applications for the historical weather data include home, casualty, marine, aviation and automotive insurance. The vendor says that Baron Weather API for Insurance is customized to each client’s specific needs—accessible by weather condition, time frame, and location.

Describing Baron Weather API as scalable to customer demand, the vendor says that it features a streamlined on-boarding process and includes numerous data formats, including JSON and TMS to enable efficient integration into any application or GIS platform. The API also features RESTful architecture to provide a familiar development environment. The vendor notes that all data in the Baron Weather API for Insurance is provided in a variety of different formats including ESRI and ArcGIS compatibility with the developer able to determine how to present the information. Additionally, the vendor offers fully customized data packages with the stated objective of making integration easy and quick.

Baron Launches Baron Weather API for Insurance

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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