Hartford Expands Availability of Web-based Bond Quotation

December 20, 2000

Hartford Fidelity & Bonding, a unit of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., is expanding availability of 1StepSurety, its web-based real-time bond quotation and issuance service, to insurance agents through Superior Access Insurance Services, Inc., an online insurance aggregator.

The bonds are available through the web site, superioraccess.com. The Hartford, an A.M. Best A+ rated carrier, is offering access to hundreds of different bonds to Superior Access agents and brokers commercial surety, license and permit, public official, commercial court and miscellaneous surety bonds. Upon completion of a simple, single-page application, the agent can expect an instant quote and rapid bond issuance.

The bonds are accessible in 49 states, and an in-house customer support call center is available for producers’ convenience. The Hartford and Superior Access are already working together to provide Superior Access subagents with real-time commercial lines transactional rating interface through Superior Access’ website.

For information, agents should contact Paul Kelly of Superior Access at
800-272-7550 x 276. For information on Hartford Fidelity and Bonding, click to http://www.1stepsurety.com.

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