Hippo Launches Proactive Home Protection in New York State

The company’s geographic expansion brings features such as complimentary smart home devices and Hippo Home Care personalized guidance to residents of the Empire state.

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Hippo Insurance Services (Palo Alto, Calif.) has announced that it will offer home insurance products in New York State, providing what it calls a smarter coverage option to the state’s 4.5 million homeowners, which the company characterizes as marking an important step in Hippo’s geographic expansion. With New York, Hippo products now reach 88.9 percent of the U.S. population in 38 states.

Rick McCathron, President, Hippo.

Hippo characterizes its expansion to the state as enabling New Yorkers to easily access through the insurer’s website proactive protection offerings, including modern home insurance coverage, complimentary smart home devices and Hippo Home Care, which Hippo says includes personalized guidance, quick fixes and trusted recommendations to help keep homes running smoothly.

According to the National Weather Service, New Yorkers experienced more than 150 significant weather events over the last decade. Hippo says the impact of climate change and new weather patterns calls for a data-driven, proactive insurance partner such as Hippo with its intelligent warning systems that allow the company to spring into action after an event, proactively check on impacted customers and guide them through the claims process when necessary.

Diversifying Hippo’s Geographic Portfolio

“We are changing how consumers think about home insurance and exceeding customer expectations by combining modern coverage with smart home technology and Hippo Home Care to deliver proactive protection for homeowners,” comments Rick McCathron, President, Hippo. “Protecting the joy of homeownership in New York means expanding to the nation’s fourth most populous state, further diversifying our geographic portfolio and delivering better outcomes for our customers and our business.”

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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 AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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