Travelers Institute Kicks Off 2016 Consumer Insurance Education Series

Symposium Series Provides Families with Insurance Knowledge

, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies,
Inc. (NYSE: TRV),
today announced the start of its 2016 national consumer insurance
education series, Insurance Essentials: Your Questions Answered. The
series will feature panel discussions with local professionals, who will
join representatives from the Travelers Institute to answer the
community’s questions about insurance-related topics, including
homeowners, rental property, umbrella and other coverage options.

“Our research shows that 40 percent of consumers do not take the time to
review their insurance each year,” said Joan Woodward, President of the
Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at
Travelers. “Insurance is a vital piece to an individual’s overall
financial plan, and we are pleased to launch our 2016 Insurance
series to help people understand their coverage and make
thoughtful decisions about the best insurance program for their home and

The first event is being held today in Westchester County, New York, and
will include the Women’s Council of Realtors Empire Westchester Business
Resource Network and Allan M. Block Insurance Agency, Inc. Woodward will
facilitate the discussion, joined by the following panelists:

Irene Amato, Broker Owner, A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp.
Esq., Owner, The Law Offices of Marc A. DiTomaso, PC
Owner and President, Allan M. Block Insurance Agency, Inc.
Founder and Broker, Stetson Real Estate

Future events will be listed at,
along with information about the Travelers Institute’s public policy

About the Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Women’s Council of REALTORS® is a network of successful
REALTORS®, advancing women as professionals and leaders in
business, the industry and the communities we serve. Members of the
Women’s Council of REALTORS® are career professionals. The
Women’s Council of REALTORS® operates based on a shared value
system of integrity, respect, consistency and a commitment to excellence
and continuous development.

About Allan M. Block Insurance Agency, Inc.
Allan M. Block
Insurance Agency, Inc. has remained one of the Tri-state’s leading
providers of Business Insurance, Personal Insurance and Financial
Services since 1959. The agency is committed to providing our clients
with excellent professional service and expertise, and helping them to
make proper insurance decisions. For more information, visit

About the Travelers Institute
The Travelers
, 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 to the financial services
industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry
expertise of Travelers’ senior management, as well as 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,
and business.
For more information, visit


The Travelers Institute
Judy Senechal,