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Travelers: New Hires May Drive Work Comp Claim Frequency

A new report by Travelers says workers with less than a year’s time on the job filed 35 percent of all workers’ compensation claims, a troubling statistic considering that employers are in the midst of an historic hiring spree. Rich …

Travelers’ Profit Beats Estimates on Lower Catastrophe Losses

Property and casualty insurer Travelers Companies Inc. reported a 48% jump in quarterly profit that beat analysts’ estimates on Tuesday, as lower catastrophe-related claims cushioned a hit from investment losses. The company’s core income rose to $1.04 billion, or $4.22 …

11th Circuit: Insurer Missed Deadline to Remove Bad Faith Case to Federal Court

Darryl A. Vachon did not accuse Travelers of bad faith in handling his $25,000 uninsured motorist claim until after a jury found he had incurred $1,022,780 in damages. Because he didn’t, the insurer must now defend itself against a million-dollar …

As Criminals Innovate, ATM Thefts Becoming a Growing Source of Insurer Loss

Convicted bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, famously said, “because that’s where the money is.” In today’s socially distanced world, criminals increasingly are turning their attention to the money inside automated teller machines — whether outside …

Insurer Travelers’ Profit Beats Estimates on Investment Gains, Fewer Claims

Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a jump in quarterly profit that beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday, helped by an increase in returns from investments and lower catastrophe claims. Travelers reported a core income of $1.26 billion, or …

Catch-All Travel Insurance Booms as U.S. Flyers Take Thanksgiving Risks

U.S. websites have seen a surge in travelers seeking expensive ironclad insurance this Thanksgiving, as Americans desperate to break the monotony of a year spent at home look to cover themselves against coronavirus-related risks. Data from insurance comparison website Squaremouth …

Travelers Profit Rises With Higher Premiums, Lower Costs

Oct 20 — Property and casualty insurer Travelers Companies Inc beat third-quarter profit expectations on Tuesday, helped by higher premiums, lower costs and an increase in returns from non-fixed income investments. The New York-based company, seen as a bellwether for …

Travelers Posts Second-Quarter Loss, Walloped By Severe Storms, Civil Unrest

Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a second-quarter loss on Thursday, hurt by a sharp increase in catastrophe losses and dismal returns on non-fixed income investments in pandemic-hit financial markets. Travelers reported a net loss of $40 million, …

Travelers Sees Rising Claims as Coronavirus Crisis Spreads

Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos. Inc. reported a 25% drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday and warned that potential claims tied to compensation coverage for furloughed and laid-off employees would hit results for the year. The coronavirus pandemic has …

Travelers Sets Aside ‘Modest’ Funds for Child Sex-Abuse Claims

Travelers Companies Inc has set aside a “modest” amount of additional money to cover its possible exposure to child sex-abuse claims, the insurer’s finance chief, Daniel Frey, told analysts during an earnings call on Thursday. Two analysts asked about Travelers’ …