Travelers News

City of Hartford Loses Insurance Policy in Wrongful Imprisonment

Hartford, Conn., officials say they cannot find a 30-year-old insurance policy that could play a key role in any damages or settlement the city would have to pay in a lawsuit filed by a man wrongly imprisoned for murder for …

The Hartford and Travelers Among Companies Offering Bonuses Due to New Tax Law

Hartford, Conn.-based The Hartford and New York City-headquartered Travelers confirmed they are among several companies giving their employees bonuses of $1,000 each if they earn $75,000 or less annually as a result of what U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin …

Travelers Names Rnjak to Lead Its Lloyd’s Platform

Travelers Europe announced it has appointed Nick Rnjak to lead Travelers Syndicate Management Ltd., its wholly owned platform in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Rnjak most recently served as chief underwriting officer for Travelers Syndicate. In his new role, he will …

Startups Selected for Inaugural InsurTech Acceleration Program in Hartford

Hartford InsurTech Hub, an initiative established in 2017 by Hartford, Conn.-based insurance companies, the city of Hartford and CTNext, has selected the 2018 group of 11 startups that will participate in its inaugural acceleration program, The InsurTech Accelerator. Hartford InsurTech …

Startupbootcamp Launches Insurtech Accelerator in Hartford

Startupbootcamp, a London-based insurance accelerator that focuses on identifying globally-located disruptive and collaborative insurance and technology innovations, has announced the launch of its new InsurTech Accelerator in Hartford, Conn., designed specifically to rapidly scale insurance-focused technology startups. The InsurTech Accelerator, …

Insurance Adjusters Mobilized to Deal with Harvey Cat Losses

Teams of insurance adjusters were mobilized Friday in Texas cities closest to Hurricane Harvey’s expected path of destruction. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane. According to AIR Worldwide, “the eye of the storm crossed …

Connecticut Insurers: Homes Must Fall Down to be Eligible for Coverage

Connecticut residents whose home foundations are crumbling are facing a perplexing problem with their insurance policies: The damage won’t be covered unless their homes collapse. More than two dozen insurance companies being sued in federal court by 40 homeowners recently …

Travelers Launches Online System in UK, Providing Quick Mgmt Liability Quotes

Travelers Insurance Co. Ltd. in the UK has launched a new online system that enables UK brokers to receive management liability quotes and bind coverage for their clients in a matter of minutes. Accessed through the My Travelers e-trade platform, …

Travelers’ Drone Program Is Changing the Way Its Claims Reps Do Business

Travelers’ Claim University, founded in 2007, is working to change the way its claims professionals do business through the use of drones to assist in property inspection and claims analysis. The nearly 200,000-square foot facility in Windsor, Conn., offers hands-on …

Travelers Adds Symantec Cybersecurity Services to Cyber Policies

The Travelers Companies, Inc. is now offering cybersecurity services from Symantec Corp. to eligible Travelers cyber policyholders. Symantec will provide a cyber resilience readiness assessment, cybersecurity awareness training videos and a security coach helpline, among other services. Travelers cyber customers …