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Lead Weather Index Insurance Producer
After obtaining his CPCU credentials in 2014, Andy Klaus brought his risk management and property-casualty expertise to Vortex Weather Insurance in 2016. As our Lead Weather Index Producer, Andy utilizes his 15+ years of experience in the industry to provide innovative and competitive protective solutions for our clients. Born and raised in St. Louis, Andy moved to Kansas City after graduating from Missouri Western State University. Although he no longer resides in St. Louis, he still enjoys rooting for his favorite teams: the Cardinals and the Blues. He spends his free time running, golfing, and traveling with his wife and two young children.
Eric Anderson spent 20 years as a broker in the weather derivative space before joining Vortex in 2019. As a former Golf Professional with a passion for weather-based insights, Eric brings that same drive for success to our team and our clients as our golf consultant. With four children (two daughters and identical twin sons) and a dog at home, life is never dull for Eric. When not working or on the golf course, you can find Eric cheering on his Philadelphia hometown sports teams or enjoying life on the beach with his family.
What We Do
THE EVOLUTION OF A WEATHER COMPANY
Vortex Insurance Agency, LLC offers weather insurance for businesses that want to mitigate lost revenue or cost increases due to bad weather. From sporting events to concerts, racing venues to fairs, holiday events and golf tournaments from charity to professional to club, Vortex offers custom weather insurance policies that help protect outdoor events from financial loss. Vortex weather insurance policies insure against the risks of variations in temperature, rainfall, snowfall, or other weather variables. The claims process is transparent, and payments are usually made in less than two weeks.
With the release of RainIQ™ (Rain Instant Quote), businesses can get an instant quote for standardized rain insurance coverage customized for the golf and fairs and festivals industries – with no obligation. These quotes are immediately available and pre-determined based on the type of event, date, time of day, location and coverage amounts. There is no delay by an underwriting department. The RainIQ™ family of products will soon expand to include additional industries and other weather variables like temperature and snowfall.
Vortex, through its parent MSI GuaranteedWeather, LLC (MSI GW), partnered with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA Inc. (MSU) in 2008 to better provide small and middle market businesses access to alternative weather risk management products. MSI GW has a long history and excellent reputation in offering weather risk management products. The weather insurance products offered by Vortex are written on admitted paper by MSU, which has an AM Best rating of A+ (Superior). Vortex’s combined expertise in meteorology, weather risk management, and insurance delivers excellent service and a positive experience for clients across all 50 states.