Cyber security not a serious matter for small businesses, according to The Hartford

Cyber Insurance industry popularity

Survey shows that cyber security receives little attention from small businesses in the U.S. Cyber security is an issue that many small businesses do not take seriously, according to a new survey from The Hartford, one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the U.S. Hacking and data breaches are becoming more commonplace as the years go by. Hackers are beginning to push the boundaries of cyber security, keen to exploit any weaknesses they can find. According to The Hartford, many of these hackers are finding little resistance…

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Employed individuals are finding additional forms of coverage to be increasingly important

Disability Insurance

A study by The Hartford has shown that single workers don’t have the protection they need in case of injury or illness. Standard employer sponsored health coverage is leaving a widening gap in the protection it provides, making disability insurance and other additional support policies much more important to workers. According to the results of new research performed by The Hartford, this is especially true among those who are employed and single. It is these individuals who are least likely to have a financial safety net in case they should…

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The Hartford to expand auto insurance to more AARP member with the help of independent insurance agents

The Hartford, one of the largest insurance providers in the U.S., has announced plans to expand the accessibility of auto insurance to AARP members. In order to do this, the insurer will have to expand its base of producers. This will be done through a hiring surge, where the insurer will look to bring on new staff and agents capable of bringing auto insurance coverage to those looking for additional options. The company currently has 4,000 agency locations throughout the country and hopes to increase that number to 6,000 by…

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Paychex Inc. announces new services for business insurance payments

Leading human resource, payroll, and employee benefit solutions provider, Paychex Inc., has unveiled its new Business Insurance Payment Service, which is now being introduced for Paychex Insurance Agency commercial auto, business owner (BOP), and umbrella products that are sold through Guard Insurance Group, The Hartford, and Travelers Insurance companies. This new service will allow policyholders to choose to have their premiums paid for by Paychex using a monthly pay-as-you-go method that will help to decrease the premium deposit that is generally made up-front. The policyholders will also be able to…

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Research reveals ratings for insurance company customer satisfaction

The results of a new national study by Insure.com has revealed how satisfied customers feel with the coverage and service they are receiving from some of the largest home, health, auto, and life insurers in the country. The company simultaneously released a new tool called Best Insurance Companies, which gives consumers the ability to compare their own insurer with the satisfaction levels achieved by other major insurance companies. Consumers can discover the satisfaction ratings in five different categories: • Value for cost of premiums • Customer service • Percentage of…

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The Hartford launches new life insurance Issue First process

The Hartford has announced that it will now be able to offer its customers permanent life insurance in as little as five days, by way of its brand new First Issue process. As the current average in the industry for permanent life insurance delivery is 48 days, the new Hartford process has reduced that time to a mere fraction. It shows that the insurer has listened to the common complaint that they receive from their customers: that life insurance takes too long to purchase, and that they have done something…

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The Hartford continues downsizing as financial pressures mount

The Hartford Financial Services Group is planning to downsize in the coming months in an effort to make operations more efficient. The company is one of the largest investment and insurance organizations in the country and has been met with lingering financial woes since the 2008 recession. Downsizing will come in the form of staff reduction and the selling off of one of its fringe units: Trumbull Services, which served the property and casualty insurance industry. The company has been consistently downsizing – or streamlining – since late 2008 in…

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