The travelers companies, inc. is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business. a component of the dow jones industrial average, travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and operations in the united states, brazil, canada, ireland and the united kingdom. travelers was founded in 1853 and is one of the oldest insurance companies in the u.s. travelers is deeply committed to giving back to the communities where its employees, customers and agents live and work. through corporate funding and the travelers foundation, the company focuses its philanthropic giving on supporting academic and career success, developing thriving neighborhoods and enhancing lives through arts and culture. travelers contributed more than $23 million in 2016 toward these important causes, and more than $200 million over the past decade. travelers employees also logged nearly 118,000 hours of volunteer time in 2016.