Announcing New Carrier: Travelers

Secured Advantage, an independent agency friendly network organization, expanded its insurance company relationships with a first-class national partner in The Travelers Companies.  As Secured Advantage looks to continue expanding their network of profitable well managed independent agencies, adding more carriers that understand the value the independent agent brings to their community is key.

“With almost a dozen members of Secured Advantage already appointed with Travelers, it was not difficult to see the potential synergy that would come from adding a strong national carrier to help support the rest of our network members,” said Tim Buren, president and founder of Secured Advantage. “We work hard every day trying to enhance the independence of our members and bring more strength to the independent agency channel.”

“We like working with good people, and we have found plenty of good people in the Secured Advantage organization,” commented Melisa Cuellar, Regional Sales Director, The Travelers Companies. “We are excited to support what Secured Advantage is doing to help strengthen and grow the independent agencies they work with.”

Their working relationship formally launched in the Secured Advantage network in April 2018.  Both organizations expect that the relationship will serve the long-term interests of and bring value to all stakeholders from the carrier, network, agency, agent and customers alike.  


Secured Advantage was founded in 2014 with the expressed intentions of improving the independence of every member and in turn the independent agency channel.  With more than 70 members representing over $250,000,000 in premium, the members of Secured Advantage are providing significant value to their customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan.  In addition to bringing every agency increased profitability, they provide a number of additional programs and value-added services which will increase the independent agencies value. For more information, visit


The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $29 billion in 2017. For more information, visit