The Hartford News

Gulino to Lead The Hartford’s Middle/Large Commercial Insurance Central Division

Bob Gulino has been appointed as head of The Hartford’s Central Division for the company’s middle and large commercial insurance business. Gulino now leads the sales and underwriting operations for the company’s independent agents, brokers and customers across 13 Midwestern …

Castel Acquires Dutch Marine Business from The Hartford

Castel Underwriting Europe B.V. has agreed to acquire the renewal rights for a Navigators Europe book of predominantly of Dutch marine cargo, inland hull, land-based equipment and liability business from The Hartford. Navigators Europe is the trading name of the …

The Hartford Names Stepnowski Chief Investment Officer as Johnson Retires

The Hartford has appointed Amy Stepnowski to the positions of chief investment officer of The Hartford and president of Hartford Investment Management Co. (HIMCO), effective Aug. 1. She will succeed Brion Johnson who will remain with the company in an …

The Hartford Hires Steinberg as Head of Wholesale Property for Navigators

The Hartford has hired William H. Steinberg as head of wholesale property for Navigators, a brand of The Hartford. Steinberg reports to Vince Tizzio, head of the Global Specialty business at The Hartford. As head of wholesale property, Steinberg will …

The Hartford, AARP Extend Member Insurance Program to 2033

The Hartford has extended its long-standing auto and home insurance program for AARP members until Jan. 1, 2033. The Hartford’s program has been endorsed by the retired persons’ association for 35 years. Since launching in 1984, it has developed into …

Hartford Revamps Specialty Commercial, Middle Market Before Navigators Closing

The Hartford announced the new operating model and organizational structure that will be effective upon the closing of its pending acquisition of specialty insurer The Navigators Group, which it expects to finalize in late March or April. Navigators operations, along …

Insurers Agree to Help Cover Some Connecticut Crumbling Foundation Costs

Two insurance companies have agreed to provide a total of $10.5 million to help Connecticut homeowners cover the cost of repairing and replacing crumbling foundations, officials said Tuesday. The state has reached separate agreements with The Hartford and Liberty Mutual …

The Hartford Acquires Sharing Economy Insurance Specialist Y-Risk

The Hartford has purchased Y-Risk, a managing general underwriter that specializes in serving sharing and on-demand economy risks, from Allstar Financial Group, an Atlanta-based holding company with multiple specialty managing general agencies across the country. Unionville, Connecticut-based Y-Risk’s customer mix …

Connecticut College Savings Plan Accounts Breached, $1.4M Taken

State Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday that 21 Connecticut Higher Education Trust college savings accounts were recently breached, resulting in more than $1.4 million in unauthorized withdrawals. Nappier said her office was advised of the breach by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing …

The Hartford and Travelers Among Companies Offering Bonuses Due to New Tax Law

Hartford, Conn.-based The Hartford and New York City-headquartered Travelers confirmed they are among several companies giving their employees bonuses of $1,000 each if they earn $75,000 or less annually as a result of what U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin …