Travelers Bond Brings New Training Module to EPLI Customers

July 15, 2003

Travelers Bond, a division of Travelers Property Casualty Corp., announced the addition of a new training module to Risk Management PLUS+ Online(SM), its employment practices loss control program. The new module, offered exclusively by Travelers Bond, is designed to train managers and supervisors on the topic of employee terminations.

Risk Management PLUS+ Online is a web-based risk management tool that Travelers Bond provides to its employment practices liability (EPL) insureds. The program includes searchable online databases for human resources personnel, sample employment policies and procedures and interactive online training. Another feature of the program is a toll free hotline that enables insureds to directly access employment attorneys.

“Travelers is committed to providing quality risk management services to its insureds,” said Carrie Brodzinski, vice president and product manager for Travelers Bond’s employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and blended executive liability insurance products. “We have been offering our EPL insureds risk management services since we first began writing EPL coverage, and have made several enhancements along the way. This latest addition is in direct response to feedback from the users of our risk management services. Their number one employment concern is proper handling of the termination of an employee.”

The new online training module takes managers and supervisors through several scenarios on topics related to employee terminations. Trainees are presented with a set of circumstances along with a brief tutorial on the pertinent basic employment law principles. They are then posed some questions about how the situation should best be handled. The covered topics range from employment at will and implied contracts to wrongful termination for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons.

“Most employment claims stem from the termination of an employee. Helping our insureds stay current with the law and train their management will help them avoid employment litigation,” said Brodzinski.

Risk Management PLUS+ Online(SM) is available at no additional cost to all that purchase a Travelers Bond policy that includes employment practices liability coverage – specifically: Employment Practices Liability PLUS+®; Private Company Directors and Officers Liability PLUS+(SM); Healthcare Directors, Officers and Trustees Protection PLUS+(SM); The WRAP(SM); The Travelers Advantage(SM) for Financial Institutions; and Non-Profit Management and Organization Liability Insurance.

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