The Hartford to restrict insurance coverage for fossil fuel companies

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The major insurer has announced its intention to limit available protection, citing climate change concerns. The Hartford major insurance company revealed that it will be limiting the coverage it sells to fossil fuel companies. The insurer cited concerns about climate change to explain its decision to restrict coverage. Among the new limitations, the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. revealed it won’t cover businesses that earn more than a quarter of their revenue as fossil fuel companies. This includes coal mining earnings or energy production with coal as a fuel source.…

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Aetna insurance moving headquarters out of Hartford after 164 years there

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The coverage giant has been in Connecticut for over a century and a half and is now moving to New York City. After 164 years in Connecticut, Aetna Insurance is now moving its headquarters out of Connecticut and into New York City. The company had announced its intentions to relocate to NYC earlier this year and has faced intense lobbying from Connecticut officials against its decision. This comes as a hard hit to Hartford, which has already been struggling with considerable financial issues. On the side of Aetna Insurance, it…

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Illinois residents face increased insurance rates for home and auto

Illinois insurance rates on the rise According to the March state filings by a number of insurance companies, some residents of Illinois will soon be receiving the unwelcome news that the coverage that they require for their homes and vehicles will soon be rising. For example, Hanover Insurance has filed a proposal to increase their rates for homeowners’ insurance by an average of 4.9 percent. This rise will go into effect for the renewals on July 11, 2012. Similarly, the filing from Unitrin Preferred Insurance Co., has shown that they…

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Hartford Financial Services Group to focus on P&C insurance and group benefits

Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) has announced that it will be leaving its annuity business in order to concentrate on its property and casualty insurance and group benefits businesses, as well as its mutual funds business. This announcement follows closely behind the advice that had been offered in February by John Paulson, a hedge fund manager, when he encouraged Hartford to spin off its business for property and casualty insurance. Hartford’s response had been that it would look over the plan that had been submitted by Paulson, but cautioned that…

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