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Hartford Financial Services Group, The


Self Description

2012:

  • "Named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for 5th year in a row
  • 1 MILLION+ business customers
  • Ranked in the top 5 by P&C agents
  • 18 MILLION individual customers
  • 1st INSURER to launch a dedicated small-business unit
  • 4th LARGEST direct writer in the industry
  • 3rd LARGEST writer, group life & disability insurance"
http://www.thehartford.com/dm/overview2012/index.html

June 2006: "Founded in 1810, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is one of the largest investment and insurance companies based in the United States, with offices in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, England, and the United States. With nearly 30,000 employees and $2.1 billion in income in 2004, The Hartford was ranked 88th on the 2005 Fortune 100 list.

The Hartford is a leading provider of investment products – annuities, mutual funds, college savings plans – as well as life insurance, group and employee benefits, automobile and homeowners' insurance, and business insurance.

The Hartford serves millions of customers worldwide - including individuals, institutions, and businesses - through independent agents and brokers, financial institutions, and online. About 11,000 independent agencies and more than 100,000 registered broker/dealers sell The Hartford's trusted products."

http://www.thehartford.com/corporate/about/index.html

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2006: "The Hartford Financial Services Group has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that it secretly paid brokers to steer pension funds to the insurer's annuities even though they may not have been the best choice."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/10/AR2006051002043.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owned by (partial or full, past or present) ITT Corporation Organization Nov 21, 2008
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Prof. Gail J. McGovern Ph.D. Person Sep 21, 2008

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
May 11, 2006 Hartford Settles Pension Charges Insurer Paid Brokers to Get Business

QUOTE: The Hartford Financial Services Group has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that it secretly paid brokers to steer pension funds to the insurer's annuities even though they may not have been the best choice.

Washington Post
Aug 15, 2003 Travel insurance: Are you already covered?

QUOTE: If ever there were a purchase that calls for research and reading the fine print, travel insurance is it, says Edward Hasbrouck, author of "The Practical Nomad" series of travel books.

Bankrate.com