Key Initiative

Travelers Institute®

Thought Leadership on Disaster Preparedness

To address the crisis of availability and affordability of coastal wind insurance for homeowners, in 2009 the Travelers Institute, the public policy division of Travelers, developed the Travelers Coastal Wind Zone Plan, a comprehensive, private-market approach to insuring the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Building on this flagship publication, the Travelers Institute launched a series of events to raise awareness about coastal challenges and disaster preparedness, including an annual Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season symposium, to help families, businesses and communities prepare ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season. Additionally, following recent extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy, the Travelers Institute launched Insurance Essentials: Your Questions Answered, to proactively help individuals make informed decisions when selecting personal insurance policies. 

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