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The Hartford Urges Residents Affected by This Morning's Severe Storms to Keep Claims Phone Numbers Handy

Insurer reminds policyholders to report damages as soon as possible; 24-Hour Toll-Free Claims Number Ready for Customer Calls.

February 2, 2007

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following todays severe weather in Florida and Alabama, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., reminds customers that its Catastrophe Claims team is ready to move quickly into storm stricken areas to begin processing claims, if necessary. The companys claims representatives are also prepared to handle additional customer calls resulting from todays storm. Customers can report damages by contacting the companys toll-free, 24-hour claims number at 1-800-243-5860, any time of the day or night.

For more information on reporting a claim, visit the companys website at www.thehartford.com, and clicking on Report a Claim.

REPORTERS: The Hartford has spokespeople available for inquires related to filing claims and tips for property owners on dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic event. Reporters are asked to call the companys media relations hotline at 860-547-5200.

Homeowners and businesses should have the following phone numbers on hand:

Personal Property & Business Property Casualty Claims

Policyholders Call Toll-Free:

1-800-243-5860

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Contact:

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Media
Joseph Loparco
860/547-3397
or
Debora Raymond
860/547-9613

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