Earthquake insurance can be a powerful tool for speeding and strengthening recovery after an earthquake, yet data show that uptake of residential earthquake insurance in the U.S. is very low. To address this issue, CUSEC and the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) are partnering to deliver an earthquake-insurance themed forum in Memphis, Tennessee on March 28, 2022.
The forum will bring together state emergency managers and insurance professionals to take a closer look at earthquake insurance, exploring its potential as a resilience tool and examining equity concerns and other challenges that have so far limited its role in financial preparedness. Because an important part of the preparedness equation is public awareness and action, the forum will also present research and messaging tools that can be used in earthquake education and outreach programs.
When: Monday, March 28, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Where: Central Station Hotel, 545 S Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 (note: the venue is the same as the 2022 National Earthquake Program Managers (NEPM) meeting (March 29-31, 2022).*
Registration: Registration and additional information can be found on CREW’s website at: https://crew.org/eqinsuranceforum/
* The Minding the Gap forum will be a hybrid event — a live virtual attendance option will be available for those unable to attend in person.
Funding support for this event is provided by FEMA’s National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.