COUNTRY Financial® has joined Roost's HomeTelematics Program (HTP). Working with WillisTowers Watson and other insurance industry leaders, the HTP isapplying advanced analytics to gain impactful insights into theeffect of home installation of Roost smart sensors on fire andwater loss mitigation as well as customer engagement. Roost alsoannounced recently that it is partnership with The WeatherCompany | An IBM Business to deliver emergency weather alertsto the policyholders of Roost Home Telematics insurance partners.These precise and hyperlocal forecast alerts will begin rolling outas part of the Roost co-branded mobile app suite of applicationservices. The first insurer to launch is GuideOne Insurance, with these customizedweather alerts being incorporated into all future co-branded apppartnerships across the US and Europe. And last month, Roostrevealed a partnership with Madison Mutual Insurance to offer each of theirpolicyholders a free Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector ora Roost Smart Battery to help increase policyholder engagement.

Nationwide recently made a strategic investment inBetterview, the provider of building and propertydata, to extend Betterview's machine learning platform acrossadditional data sources with the aim of unlocking valuable insightabout commercial and residential properties for P&C insurersand reinsurers. Betterview's machine learning platform generatesdata and analytics by analyzing satellite, aerial and droneimagery. Other tech-driven enterprises now under the Nationwideumbrella include Nexar, Matic Insurance, blooom, Insurify, NextInsurance, and Sure.

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