Insurance Advice Archive

What Worries Consumers and Businesses the Most?

Business leaders and consumers share many common concerns, according to data compiled from the 2016 Travelers Risk Index. The annual survey found that cyber risk is still considered one of the greatest risks facing both Americans and American businesses. And while businesses worry more ...Read More

Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

10 Vehicle Safety Features to Bolster Your Good Driving Habits You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a ...Read More

How Does a Data Breach Happen?

To show how quickly a cyber criminal can hack into a database, Travelers’ Cyber Fraud investigative team developed a mock business website built on a common open source platform with a common weakness, or vulnerability, that would make it a prime target for cyber ...Read More

Hurricane Protection for Your Home

Windstorms such as hurricanes and tropical storms can damage homes in any coastal location on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. While the Gulf and southeastern states are the most vulnerable, hurricanes have made direct landfall as far north as the coast of Maine. ...Read More

What Your Insurance Company Should Know About Your Home

Important factors that affect policy details and insurance discounts When you’re filling out a homeowners insurance policy application, you’ll probably run across a few that might make you wonder, “why does the insurance company need to know this information?” Some of the questions might ...Read More

The Ins and Outs of Flood Insurance

“I’m not in a flood zone, so I don’t need flood insurance.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. Each time my reply is: “Well, that’s not exactly true.” Most of the country is in some kind of a flood zone, ...Read More

Home Insurance Does Not Cover Flood Damage

Finding a puddle of water in your living room when you get home from vacation is a bad surprise. Finding out that your homeowners insurance doesn’t cover floods is an even worse surprise. Many people are not aware that a homeowner’s insurance policy does ...Read More

Hurricane & Tropical Storm Preparation Tips

Tropical cyclones can develop in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. They are born in moist tropical air. About every four to five days, a tropical wave of low pressure moves along with westerly winds. Some of these ...Read More

How to Help Prevent Offline Identity Fraud

Contrary to popular belief, identity fraud does not always begin online. According to Travelers claim data, 44 percent of ID fraud cases happen when a person’s purse or wallet has been lost or stolen. Thieves can use the information they find inside for ID ...Read More