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  • Daily Mail
    November 29, 2018

    A survey by The Hartford found that in addition to the half of companies not already feeling the effects of opioid addiction another third expect that they will in the future. And companies are already bracing for the financial impact that two-thirds of HR professionals believe opioid addiction is having or will have on their businesses. 

  • Hartford Courant
    November 15, 2018

    In an opinion piece for The Hartford Courant, Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift shares why "we're experiencing a pivotal moment" in the City of Hartford's history - and how The Hartford is contributing to it.

     

  • Risk & Insurance
    October 11, 2018

    A good relationship between underwriters and actuaries helps insurers price risk more effectively. Steven Byam, assistant vice president, Small Commercial Actuarial at The Hartford, said what’s true in any relationship is what will make for the best relationships between actuaries and the rest of the underwriting team. “It starts with appreciating and respecting the value each brings to the table,” Byam said.

  • CBS New York
    October 11, 2018

    October is National Fire Prevention month and on Thursday, a famous Yankees fireballer educated a group of elementary school students on fire safety as part of the Hartford Junior Fire Marshall Program. 

    Mariano Rivera became famous saving games for the Yankees. Now he’s helping to save lives. “These boys and girls are here to learn about the value of life and the precautions we need to take when something happens like a fire,” Rivera

  • Hartford Courant
    October 11, 2018

    The Hartford Boys & Girls Clubs hope to raise $20 million in the next four years to open a new center in the South End. The clubs’ board already has secured nearly $12 million, Sam Gray, head of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, said Thursday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy approved $7 million in state bonds for the project in May; a group of board members contributed more than $3 million; and The Hartford pledged another $1 million Thursday.

  • Property Casualty 360
    October 2, 2018

    A new survey from The Hartford found that 25% of Americans — approximately 57 million people — own a side business (a business that is not their primary source of income), yet most don’t have insurance to protect it. Only 12% of side business owners in America have purchased insurance. Of those who have not purchased insurance: 91% do not plan to purchase.

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal
    September 25, 2018

    More than 300 first-through third-graders at Lynch Elementary got a hands-on safety lesson Sept. 20, exploring a mobile two-story fire simulation house in the school’s parking lot and meeting with about a dozen visiting firefighters. The event was part of The Hartford Financial Services Group’s Junior Fire Marshal Program. The Hartford donated $30,000 each toward the School District and Fire Department to be used for fire safety education, according to the company.

  • The Hartford Courant
    September 12, 2018

    As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, Connecticut’s insurance companies are moving into place, ready to assess what’s expected to be enormous property damage and begin a long process of reviewing claims immediately after the massive storm moves on.

  • Bloomberg
    September 11, 2018

    Hurricane Florence is still hundreds of miles off the U.S. East Coast, but insurers are starting to see their potential costs from one type of claim mount as companies halt operations to let employees flee. Mass evacuations in the Carolinas and Virginia are starting the clock ticking on business-interruption insurance policies, which help replace lost income for companies when natural disasters strike. 

  • Best's Review
    September 1, 2018

    Claims data proves a valuable weapon in the fight against opioid misuse. Every night, 25 machine learning models scan the 130,000 workers' comp claims files The Hartford receives each year. If a new piece of information is added to a file, it will be analyzed the same day. In isolation, a notation by a claims handler or a comment by an injured worker may appear innocuous. The data has shown, however, that harmless statements aren't always harmless.