Buying an insurance policy is an important step in protecting your assets. At Nationwide, Private Client’s dedicated Risk Solutions team is available to educate our agents and clients. Our Risk Solutions consultants specialize in loss mitigation, disaster preparation and home safety, and will lead an assessment of your property to identify potential problems. Learn more about home safety from our Private Client Solutions Series.
As part of your homeowners policy, we provide a complimentary home inspection. During this inspection, your home's unique features will be documented to develop an accurate coverage estimate. You will also learn helpful natural disaster preparation techniques to share with your family.
Our consultants are available to give you information on resources and services in your area and to help protect you from potential losses - often at an additional discount, just for being a our client.
Private Client Risk Solutions Consultants are highly trained and experienced in providing relevant, reliable advice on dealing with catastrophes, based on your unique circumstances and geographic location. Our consultants have strong partnerships with local experts who are able to assist with pre-and-post catastrophe planning and preparation. In cooperation with Nationwide Insurance, we partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to identify and promote actions that strengthen communities against catastrophes and other risks.
Consider the following tips, in addition to discussing them with your Private Client agent:
It is especially important to involve your children in the planning process. Make sure they know what to expect during a disaster, where to go and how they can help. As a Private Client, a variety of resources are available to you, free of cost, through our Pre-Catastrophe Response Consultation program.
But simple, preventive measures can help better protect your home and property from this potential disaster.
If you live in a wildfire-prone area, we'll not only inspect and review your home for possible threats, we'll suggest measures to help you better protect your property.
We'll also work with local fire services and other agencies to provide additional wildfire safety measures for your home and family.
Through our relationships with trusted associations, we’re committed to educating Private Client agents and policyholders about wildfires to help prevent future losses.
For example, we have partnered with Wildfire Defense Systems Inc. (WDS) to operate and manage our Wildfire Solutions program.
Private Client policyholders in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming have access to these services by WDS:
Loss mitigation consultation: During a site visit, Private Client staff use industry-leading mobile technology to collect information about a client's home and its wildfire threat potential. WDS uses the data to create a customized report detailing fire-safety measures.
Wildfire monitoring and notification: WDS monitors wildfires across the country from an operations center and provides Nationwide Private Client real-time information when fires threaten clients' homes.
Response services: When WDS has been dispatched to a fire, if that fire is determined to be a threat to your residence as determined by a WDS duty officer, WDS may take pre-suppression action it deems necessary. These measures could include sprinkler setup, fuel break preparation and the application of fire blocking gel or retardant. Services are provided based on availability and only when civil authorities grant access within the evacuation zone and conditions are safe for WDS to access your property. Although there is no guarantee the property will be spared fire damage, all reasonable efforts will be made to save the home.
For more information about the Wildfire Solutions program contact a Private Client appointed agent.
Wildfire Defense Systems' services not available in all states. Condominium and renters policies are not eligible. Nationwide and WDS make no guarantee WDS' services will prevent damage. Product underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliates including Crestbrook Insurance Company, Columbus, OH. Nationwide Private Client, Nationwide, and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Unlocking Opportunities is a service mark of Crestbrook Insurance Company. ©2016 Nationwide.