Reported by Wesley Gurney (Board Member over Fire Saftey)
Utah Firewise Communities/USA resident leaders,
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is exited to share that residents living in an active Utah Firewise community, and a member of USAA, are now eligible to receive a discount on their homeowners policy. The discount will automatically be applied upon the policy’s renewal, members do not need to notify USAA that they live in a Firewise community in good standing, or provide any proof; the partnership with NFPA allows the discount to be applied seamlessly. The discount will be reflected on the member’s declaration page of their policy renewal forms. New USAA policies for homes in recognized communities, also qualify for the discount, but homes must meet USAA’s underwriting standards before a new USAA policy can be issued. All other selection rules and acceptability criteria apply.
USAA has analyzed the experience of their members living in Firewise communities in several states and found their analysis demonstrates that the influence of the Firewise program in a community, measurably results in reduced wildfire losses compared to communities in the same state that do not engage in wildfire mitigation programs. USAA is the first major national insurance provider to offer such discounts to members living in a Firewise Community. Utah now joins six other states where the discount is available.
More details on the discount can be found at Firewise.org, or in the NFPA news release distributed today. Please share this new program benefit with your community’s residents, so they know of the potential cost savings that may be available to them.
Firewise Communities/USA Program Manager
NFPA’s Wildfire Division
6855 S. Havana St., Suite 180
Centennial, CO 80112