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Travelers’ Q1 underwriting result dented by higher cat losses & COVID-19

21st April 2020

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has reported a year-on-year decline in net income to USD 600 million for the first-quarter of 2020, as elevated catastrophe losses and charges related to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic dented the insurer's underwriting performance in the period. Net income fell by almost USD 200 million when ... Read the full article

Travelers accelerates commission payments for agents & brokers

8th April 2020

US primary insurer Travelers has announced plans to accelerate more than $100 million in commission payments to eligible distribution partners, building on the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Travelers explained that the distribution support plan will speed up payments for agents and brokers to help them address the liquidity impacts of the ... Read the full article

Travelers’ reinsurance program absorbed $101mn of Q4 cat losses

27th January 2020

US primary insurer Travelers has disclosed that it recovered $101 million of catastrophe losses from its aggregate reinsurance treaty during the fourth quarter of 2019. The company recorded a total of $186 million of pre-tax catastrophe losses in the quarter, but only incurred an $85 million loss after factoring in its ... Read the full article

Travelers renews aggregate catastrophe reinsurance under tighter terms

23rd January 2020

Travelers has successfully renewed some of its catastrophe reinsurance treaties at the January 1st, 2020 renewals, which shows that the firm is to retain a much higher share of its losses this year under changes made to its underlying property aggregate catastrophe excess-of-loss reinsurance treaty. This time last year, the ... Read the full article

Travelers net income rises but underlying combined ratio weakens in Q4

23rd January 2020

Travelers has reported a 41% rise in net income to $873 million for the fourth-quarter of 2019 while its underlying combined ratio weakened slightly to 92.1%, when compared with the same period in 2018. The insurer's net income jumped significantly in Q4 from the $621 million reported a year earlier, while ... Read the full article

State Farm & Berkshire maintain status as top US P&C insurers

24th October 2019

State Farm and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance maintained their spots as the largest and second-largest U.S. Property and Casualty (P&C) writers in 2018, respectively, while Chubb INA Group entered the top ten. This is according to the Reinsurance News directory of the Top 100 U.S. P&C ... Read the full article

Travelers losses close to triggering aggregate reinsurance

23rd October 2019

US primary insurer Travelers is fast-approaching the attachment point of its aggregate reinsurance layer, executives revealed in a recent earnings call, which would trigger its $500 million excess of loss coverage. The company has reportedly used up $1.2 billion of its $1.3 billion retention, so is 92% of the way to ... Read the full article

Adverse reserve development dents Travelers’ Q3 results

22nd October 2019

US primary insurer Travelers has identified unfavourable prior year reserve development as having driven an increased combined ratio and lower net income for the third quarter. At 101.5%, Travelers’ CR stands at 4.9% higher against the prior year quarter. Net income was reported at $396 million, compared to $709 million. Overall, Travelers took ... Read the full article

Travelers develops aerial imaging tool for damage assessment

25th September 2019

U.S. primary insurer Travelers has announced the launch of a new high-resolution aerial imaging capability that enables agents and brokers to assess property damage immediately following a catastrophe event. Travelers Catastrophe Map Viewer will provide a before-and-after photographic comparison within one or two days after an event – normally before anyone ... Read the full article

Travelers’ transfer of EU business to Dublin unit approved

23rd September 2019

Travelers Insurance Company, part of US primary insurer Travelers, has received approval from the High Court of England and Wales to transfer all relevant in-force policies and historic liabilities written out of its Irish, French, German and Netherlands branches to its newly established subsidiary, Travelers Insurance DAC. Read the full article

Travelers renews cat reinsurance at July 1, but eats into aggregate retention

23rd July 2019

U.S. primary insurer Travelers has disclosed the terms of the catastrophe reinsurance treaties it purchased at the recent July 1, 2019 renewals. Management also revealed on an earnings conference call today that the company has incurred just under $800 million towards the attachment point of its new catastrophe reinsurance treaty. This represents ... Read the full article

Travelers’ net income up, combined ratio weakens on non-cat weather losses

23rd July 2019

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has recorded net income growth in both the second-quarter and half-year of 2019, while its underlying combined ratio weakened slightly, partly as a result of an increase in non-catastrophe weather-related losses and lower favourable prior year reserve development. At $557 million, the U.S. domiciled insurer's net income ... Read the full article

Reinsurance supports premium growth, improved combined ratio for Travelers in Q1

18th April 2019

U.S. primary insurer Travelers has announced net written premium growth of 3% and an improved underlying combined ratio of 91.6% for the first-quarter of 2019, driven by a new catastrophe reinsurance treaty. Travelers' Q1 2019 results announcement reveals net income of $796 million and core income of $755 million, up 19% ... Read the full article

Travelers Europe enhances M&A offering with Brown and Bhoma partnership

29th March 2019

In response to growing demand for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) risk transfer solutions, Travelers Europe has announced a new partnership with London-based transactional risk and tax liability underwriters, Robert Brown and Dawn Bhoma. The new partnership is expected to significantly enhance Travelers Europe's transactional risk insurance offering in the UK and Europe. The ... Read the full article

Travelers’ post-Brexit Dublin unit obtains A++ strength rating

5th March 2019

Travelers Insurance Designated Activity Company (TIDAC) (Ireland), the newly established European subsidiary of Travelers Companies, Inc., has obtained a Financial Strength Rating of A++ (Superior) from A.M. Best. Travelers recently obtained a licence from the Central Bank of Ireland to write business from the Dublin-based unit, which will ensure continuity ... Read the full article

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