Jumpstart is unique type of earthquake insurance in California. We pay our customers a lump-sum immediately after a large earthquake, to be used as-needed for recovery, whether or not there is physical damage. Your nonprofit can be more financially prepared for an earthquake with a Jumpstart policy – purchased or donated.
Some individuals buy a Jumpstart policy as a donation to a school PTA or other nonprofit organization. This means the organization will receive $10,000 immediately after an earthquake. Many schools or nonprofits may be in the unique position of offering post-disaster aid or assistance. With an extra $10,000 available, there will be less need for the organization to dip into its operating budget.
What benefits does Jumpstart offer non-profits?
Jumpstart is the first to make parametric insurance widely available in California. Features include:
- Fast payout
- Immediate availability of post-disaster funds
- Flexible use of funds
- Repair damage to facilities if there is damage
- Fund post-disaster aid programs
- Whether you buy regular quake insurance or not:
- Jumpstart can be purchased as a stand alone policy. Many organizations decline regular earthquake insurance because of the cost or the high deductible.
- Jumpstart can be purchased even if the organization already buys earthquake insurance. In this case, Jumpstart can help offset the deductible or pay for expenses not covered by the insurance.
- Financial robustness:
- Reduce the chances of dipping into operating budget
- Reduce the chances of drawing down reserves.
How does our school or nonprofit qualify?
The organization can purchase a policy for themselves or ask a donor to purchase a policy on their behalf. Coverage amounts are either $10,000 or $20,000. This means, after a large earthquake that triggers a payout, the organization would receive either $10,000 or $20,000 right away, to use for any expense attributable to the earthquake.
Policies are held by the organization, and the organization determines how to allocate the funds.
- Our parametric insurance is triggered by transparent public data from the USGS. Payouts occur when shaking intensity exceeds PGV 30 cm/sec, roughly equivalent to the ‘red zone ‘ of the USGS shake map. Read our post here for more information regarding what would trigger a payout event.
- Customers in the payout zones are notified the day after the event. Once notified, customer responds with a simple text message to confirm that they have expenses.
- The full value of the policy is sent right away – Jumpstart has no deductible, claims adjusters, paperwork, or hassles.
- Jumpstart is available in all ZIP codes of California.
- Read our FAQs for more product information
- Read our Company Overview for additional information
Do you have other products available?
Yes! Our standard $10k policy can be bought by any renter, homeowner, or condo resident. We also have special products for:
How can I buy Jumpstart earthquake insurance for my organization?
Organizational policies are not yet available on our website but use the contact form below, call us at 510-891-1753 or email us at [email protected] to purchase a policy or with any questions.
Jumpstart is available throughout California.
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