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Traveller's Insurance Company chartered in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut, area, 1857
06/17/1863
The first accident insurance company in the United States was chartered in Hartford, Connecticut. James Goodwin Batterson's "Traveller's Insurance Company" insured only against travel accidents until 1864 when the company expanded its coverage to all accidents. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 322.

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