Grange Insurance Association Selects Roost Home Telematics

Smart sensor deployment to mitigate water leak claims and build digital engagement in the Boise, Idaho and Treasure Valley areas.

(Wheat fields in Idaho. Image credit: Jim Black.)

Grange Insurance Association (Seattle) has partnered with home telematics solutions provider Roost (Sunnyvale, Calif.) to offer free Roost sensors to select policyholders throughout Idaho. Qualifying policyholders will be offered the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detectors in order to help reduce water leak claims by providing early warning notifications. Policyholders will be able to access Roost services such as severe weather alerts from IBM/The Weather Company and home service pro access from HomeAdvisor via the GIA Home Alert app.

Doug Wertman, VP, Underwriting and Product Development, Grange Insurance Association.

Providing Value to Policyholders

“We’re excited to be partnering with Roost to provide our qualifying Idaho policyholders with their innovative smart water leak and freeze detectors,” comments Doug Wertman, VP, Underwriting and Product Development, Grange Insurance Association. “Providing real value to our policyholders is a top priority, so working with Roost is a great fit for us.”

The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detectors are 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. It then delivers smartphone alerts via the GIA – Home Alert app to help minimize water damage and loss.

“We are very pleased to be working with Grange Insurance Association to deliver smart sensors to their policyholders,” comments Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and Co-Founder. “We are looking forward to seeing the Roost solution help mitigate Grange Insurance Association’s water leak claim costs and improve customer retention.”

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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 or (503) 936-2803.

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