WSRB is an independent, not-for-profit organization operating in the public interest.
Our full name is the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau, and our job is to produce unbiased, accurate data that helps insurance companies evaluate property risk and insurance consumers feel confident their fire insurance rates are fair.
The criteria we use to produce data is approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
Most insurance companies writing in Washington state use our data. If an insurer uses our data, that information is one input of several used to determine a premium for fire insurance. Our data doesn't affect pricing for other parts of a policy, such as coverage for theft or weather damage.
The data we provide comes from:
To answer questions we often get from insurance consumers, we wrote this article and created this guide to our community evaluation process.
If your community has recently been evaluated, you may be getting calls about property insurance premiums changing. We're happy to answer any questions you have about how our work is related to these changes. Contact us.