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Pandemic Brings Shift in Younger Workers’ Views of Employee Benefits

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a greater emphasis on employee benefits that help people plan for unexpected life events and provide financial protection, according to a study by The Hartford. The Hartford’s Future of Benefits Study found that 40% …

Insurtech Demo Day 2020

Just a week shy of our Virtual Insurtech Summit, to air Wednesday, May 6th, I attended the virtual Demo Day of the Hartford Insurtech Hub on Tuesday, April 28th. As the host for our upcoming Summit, I’ve spent time with …

Worldwide Facilities, Inc. Opens New Office in Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT, June 16, 2015 – Worldwide Facilities, Inc., a nationwide leader in the wholesale insurance industry, is proud to announce the opening of its new office location in Connecticut. This new location will help the company expand its services …

Missouri’s High Court Favors Insured in Question of Policy Ambiguity

Is a person hired to perform seasonal, part-time tasks for a company owner, based on a referral from an employee of the company, an employee or a temporary worker? It depends, according to Missouri’s high court justices, and if there’s …

Allianz Seeking ‘Takeover Gems’ in Post-crisis Financial Wreckage

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, will proceed with caution as it searches for takeover gems among the jetsam washed up by the financial market storm. The German group has said it is ready to come out of its shell to …

Low-Cost Online Commercial Lines Quoting Tool for P/C Agents Launched

The launch of a real-time commercial lines rater that gives agents access to a handful of large carriers was announced today by a division of Networked Insurance Agents. MyNTrack, a division of Grass Valley, Calif.-based Networked, integrates with the technology …

Hartford Q3 Profit Falls on Natural Disasters

Property and life insurer Hartford Financial Services Group posted a small per-share net loss for the third quarter on Wednesday, as disaster losses rose in the wake of August’s Hurricane Irene. The Hartford, one of the oldest companies in the …

Hartford Is Latest Site of Wall Street Protest

The protest movement that began with anti-corporate greed rallies on Wall Street has made its way to Hartford. The “Occupy Hartford” demonstrators camped out this past weekend at the corner of Broad Street and Farmington Avenue. Several dozen people kicked …

Catlin US Names Ensign to Reinsurance Post

Atlanta-based Catlin US has appointed Steven Ensign as director of the Direct Property Facultative Department for its reinsurance operations in Hartford. Ensign has been with the Catlin Group and predecessor companies since 1999, performing a variety of roles within the …