I opened the doors to DeKok Insurance Group over 5 years ago. One of my goals was to be directly appointed with companies that would provide my future clients with the best policies at the best prices. Travelers is one of the companies that has done that this past year. They are one of the 15 companies I work with as an independent agent and the partership is serving my clients well.
I posted the folllowing information here last Februrary. I wanted to share it with you again today.
Travelers Insurance Company is over 150 years old and has Minnesota roots. In 1853, then secretary of the Minnesota Territory, Alexander Wilkin saw the need for a local company to provide insurance coverage in case of fire. He and 16 other St. Paul businessmen established the St. Paul Fire and Marine Company. In 1866, they expanded insurance protection to include all accidents. According to the Travelers website, two claims of interest from those days include a ticket agent who broke his leg while trying to stop a runaway horse, and a carpenter who broke his collar bone when after getting tangled up in his dance partner’s hoop skirt.
In 1969, Travelers issued the first policy for space flight, lunar exploration, and the Apollo Astronauts.
Thirty years later, Travelers (in a joint effort with Bond and Personal Ins) was the first to offer Identity Fraud Expense Reimbursement coverage.
Travelers is represented by over 13,000 independent agencies and brokerages nationwide and they have reps in every U.S. state, as well as in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K.
You can learn more about their history here.
Are you paying too much for your auto, home, or business insurance? Give me a call at 507-226-8121 and let’s see.