The Travelers Institute Hosts Insurance Education Series in St. Paul

November 14, 2014

SAINT PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), will host its sixth Consumer Insurance Education symposium today at Travelers’ St. Paul offices. The event will provide community members with information that can help improve their understanding about insurance. The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and Insurance Producers Network will co-host the event.

“Choosing the right home, auto and other personal insurance policies can be a complex process, and it’s important that individuals have information that would be helpful to make sound decisions about their insurance,” said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “We are pleased to work with our local partner organizations to help consumers in the Twin Cities understand how property and casualty insurance can help them protect what’s most important.”

Dr. Charlie Klauer, Research Scientist and Leader of the Teen Risk and Injury Prevention Group at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will deliver a keynote address to discuss the results of new research into teenage driving risks.

The event also will include a panel discussion about different types of insurance coverage and steps that individuals can take to help mitigate or prevent damage from unexpected events. In addition to Woodward, panelists will include Matt Amack, President and CEO, Insurance Producers Network; Chad Banken, Senior Mortgage Consultant, Mortgages Unlimited and a member of the team; Daniel Lee, Claim Manager, Travelers; and Matt Sahar, Owner/Broker, Oak Tree Realty.

The Consumer Insurance Education symposia series, launched in 2013, is a national tour that is part of a broader company-wide consumer education program that leverages Travelers’ 160-year risk management expertise.

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About Insurance Producers Network

Insurance Producers Network is a family-owned multi-location agency that offers a full line of insurance products through its selected producers and staff. It serves a seven-state region and offers an outlet for independent insurance agents to work with top companies in the market.

About Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic network of businesses and individuals organized to deliver economic opportunity for its members. More than 1,200 Twin Cities companies of and not-for-profit and government organizations belong to the Chamber. For more than 140 years, the Chamber has served as a gateway to business advantage. Through events and advocacy efforts, the Chamber seeks to give its members a significant edge in a competitive marketplace.

About Travelers Institute

The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in discussion and analysis of public policy topics of importance to the insurance marketplace and the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management and the technical expertise of many of Travelers underwriters, risk managers and other experts to provide information, analysis and solutions to public policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. For more information, visit

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