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Going Firewise and Beyond: The USAA Journey: WUI Webinar

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About the Webinar

USAA has been on a 10-year journey to find ways to underwrite homeowners insurance in the WUI.  Find out how USAA came to offer their Firewise discount, the power of positive incentives in spurring homeowners to take action, the importance of diverse organizations adopting consistent jargon-free messaging, and USAA’s efforts to leverage a shared sense of community to promote mitigation with their members.

About the Presenter

Rob Galbraith, who is a Director in the Property and Casualty (P&C) Property Underwriting area at USAA, where his team is responsible for developing and managing USAA’s catastrophe underwriting guidelines for all property lines and perils, including wildfire.  Rob has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of positions with USAA, Smith Barney, and the Federal Reserve Board.  Rob has earned several industry professional designations and is actively involved as part of multiple industry trade groups. 

Additional Links and Resources from this webinar

  • Here's a link to the Firewise page that explains the USAA discount and which states have it. View Webpage >
  • The Oakland Fire Safe Council has a fire demonstration garden View Webpage >
  • Fire Adapted Learning Network Blog featuring Rob Galbraith View Webpage >
  • News article with quotes and tips from Rob Galbraith View Webpage >