1 June 2018

Using Cargo Temperature Data To Prevent Future Spoilage

For insureds that have the best scores, i.e. the highest temperature stability, we offer lower prices and broader coverage on an otherwise standard policy.

Smart Cargo Insurance™ from Corvus uses temperature stability data, collected for decades for shipments of food and pharmaceutical products, to predict and prevent the major cause of Cargo Insurance losses for these companies – spoilage. We do that by comparing the temperature stability of an insured’s shipments against that of hundreds of thousands of shipment data points. We produce a relative risk score that we share with broker and client. Corvus delivers this information on its CrowBar data platform.

For insureds that have the best scores, i.e. the highest temperature stability, we offer lower prices and broader coverage on an otherwise standard, broad global Cargo Insurance policy underwritten by Argo Insurance Group (Best’s rated A, XIII). But the Corvus experience does not end there

During the policy period, we monitor new information from ongoing shipments. If we spot negative trends, we inform broker and policyholder with actionable recommendations generated by the CrowBar. We call this ongoing digital inspection service Dynamic Loss Prevention™. It is unprecedented in the insurance industry. In fact, Smart Cargo Insurance is the first IoT (Internet of Things) based Commercial Insurance policy ever!

We also analyze the temperature stability data to determine other patterns that might be predictive of claims. For examples, we break down the temperature stability readings based on shipment source and destinations. In that way we are able to help an insured see “near misses” of spoilage in order to use that information to improve its internal processes. This form of Business Intelligence is all driven by our software tools.

Risk scores. Dynamic Loss Prevention™. And Business Intelligence. That’s why we call it Smart Cargo Insurance.

Mike Karbassi

Mike Karbassi is Vice President and Head of Cyber Underwriting at Corvus. He specializes in Network Security, Privacy Liability, Technology E&O, Media Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Karbassi has over a decade of experience in insurance and is a graduate of the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Gerritt Graham

Gerritt is the Chief Commercial Officer at Corvus. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily focused on technology and data solutions for the financial services industry.

James McElhiney

James co-founded Corvus and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. A 30+ year technology veteran, Jaimie most recently served as CTO of Iora Health and previously co-founded Gazelle.

Mike Lloyd

Mike Lloyd is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Corvus Insurance. Previously, Mike co-founded Poncho, a personal lines agency InsurTech startup, and was a venture investor at FJ Labs. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and engineering degrees from Virginia Military Institute and MIT.

Phil Edmundson

Phil is the founder and CEO of Corvus. A 30+ year insurance veteran, Phil co-founded broker William Gallagher Associates (acquired by Arthur J Gallagher in 2015) and was an active leader in both the Worldwide Broker Network and Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Phil is the Managing Partner of Edmus Ventures where he invests in InsurTech companies including Verifly, Wellthie, Agentero, and Cover Wallet, and serves on the board of Cover Wallet.

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