The Travelers Companies Inc was incorporated in 1853. The Company through its subsidiaries provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals. Its business segments are Business and International Insurance, Bond & Specialty Insurance and Personal Insurance. The International, through its operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, offers property and casualty insurance and risk management services to several customer groups, including, among others, those in the technology, public services, and financial and professional services industry sectors. The Bond & Specialty Insurance segment provides surety, crime, management and professional liability coverages and related risk management services to a range of domestic customers, utilizing various degrees of financially-based underwriting approaches. The range of coverages includes performance, payment and commercial surety and fidelity bonds for construction and general commercial enterprises; management liability coverages for losses caused by the actual or alleged negligence or misconduct of directors and officers or employee dishonesty; employment practices liability coverages and fiduciary coverages for public corporations, private companies and not-for-profit organizations; professional liability coverage for actual or alleged errors and omissions committed in the course of professional conduct or practice for a variety of professionals including, among others, lawyers and design professionals and professional and management liability, property, workers compensation, auto and general liability and fidelity insurance for financial institutions. The Personal Insurance segment writes a broad range of property and casualty insurance covering individual's personal risks. The primary products of automobile and homeowners insurance are complemented by a broad suite of related coverages. Automobile policies provide coverage for liability to others for both bodily injury and property damage, uninsured motorist protection and for physical damage to an insured's own vehicle from collision, fire, flood, hail and theft. The Company competes with both domestic and foreign insurers, a number of which are experiencing financial difficulties. Its insurance subsidiaries are subject to state laws and regulations regarding rate and policy form approvals.
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