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Travelers Named Carrier for Abacus Insurance Brokers' Online Events Program

Apr 03, 2007, Source: Travelers

SAINT PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2007--Travelers today announced that it has been named by Abacus Insurance Brokers as the carrier for the Abacus Special Event Program, its online events program, effective immediately.

Abacus Insurance Brokers is a Los Angeles-based retail and wholesale insurance brokerage that distributes traditional and specialty insurance products online through The Abacus Special Event Program provides coverage for more than 200 types of events of any size and duration such as plays, concerts, weddings, meetings and festivals. The program coverages include the following: general liability, liquor liability, automobile liability and physical damage, umbrella, third party property damage, rented equipment, props, sets and wardrobe. The coverages can be underwritten as a single event or as multiple events on an annual policy.

Working through Travelers Encore Entertainment in Glendale, Calif., a dedicated specialty practice within Travelers, Abacus Insurance Brokers will serve as Travelers' program manager, offering the event program in all 50 states. "Teaming with Abacus allows us to expand our reach in an important segment of the entertainment industry - one that demands first-class products, specialized services and expert delivery," said Yvonne Cordova, regional vice president, Travelers Encore Entertainment in Glendale, Calif.

"The combination of Abacus' cutting edge online delivery platform coupled with Travelers' expertise in the entertainment field is unmatched in the insurance industry," said Darren Lewin, vice president of program development, Abacus. "This relationship positions both Travelers and Abacus as leading players of special event insurance with exciting opportunities for growth."

Abacus has been providing online programs since 1998. Using, brokers can mix and match coverages from top-tiered insurance companies to create customized insurance portfolios for their clients. Abacus also develops insurance software for insurance carriers and program managers. For more information, visit or contact Darren Lewin at 310.207.5432.

Since 1997, Travelers Encore Entertainment has provided the entertainment industry with a broad offering of highly specialized coverage. With offices in Glendale, Calif., New York City, and Saint Paul, Minn., Travelers Encore Entertainment underwrites clients ranging from commercial films and producers to performers, music videos and Broadway productions. For more information on Travelers Encore Entertainment, contact Kevin Topper at 818.409.4060.

About Travelers

Travelers understands that life and business are inherently dynamic and that the best way to serve agents and policyholders is to deliver insurance that evolves to stay in-synch with life and business as they change. For more information on being in-synch, visit

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in both the personal and commercial settings, including automobile, homeowners, construction, small business, oil and gas, ocean marine, financial and professional services, global technology and public sector services. Travelers is currently ranked No. 85 in the Fortune 500. Travelers' 2006 revenues were $25.09 billion with total assets of $113.76 billion. The company has approximately 33,000 employees.

CONTACT: Travelers
Kim O'Connell, 651-310-2883

SOURCE: Travelers

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