Hartford Financial Services

Provides investment products and insurance.

Hartford Plaza, 690 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06115
Employees: 31,000
CEO: Ramani Ayer
Stock Symbol: HIG

Website: http://www.thehartford.com

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The Hartford Financial Services Group is one of the largest investment and insurance companies in the United States. The Hartford Stag logo is a symbol of dependability.

The Hartford provides: mutual funds and annuities; life insurance and group and employee benefits; automobile and homeowners products; and business insurance.

The Hartford serves customers through independent agents and brokers, financial institutions, affinity groups and via the Internet. Approximately 11,000 independent agencies and more than 100,000 registered broker/dealers sell the company's products. The company is the largest seller of individual annuities in the U.S. and has been a provider of auto and homeowners insurance to members of AARP since 1984.

The company has 31,000 employees worldwide. Of this total, 30,000 are in the United States and 12,500 in Connecticut.

In 2008, the company reported revenues of $9.2 billion and net loss of $2.7 billion. At the end of 2008, The Hartford reported assets of $287 billion.

"This was clearly the most challenging year in our company's nearly 200-year history," said Ramani Ayer, chairman and chief executive officer of The Hartford. "The capital markets proved to be especially challenging during the latter half of 2008, particularly affecting our equity-based businesses and investment performance. Even still, we took several actions to finish 2008 well capitalized and well prepared to deliver on our commitments to customers."

The company announced 500 job cuts in late 2008.


The company was founded In 1810 when a group of Connecticut businessmen created the Hartford Fire Insurance Company which insured homes and businesses from fire risk, a major fear during this time.


The Hartford offers: medical and dental coverage; group life insurance; disability coverage and accidental death and dismemberment. Employees can also receive discounts on annuities and personal insurance through payroll deduction.

Time Off Programs

- Vacation
- Personal Time
- Family and Medical Leave
- Flexible Care Days
- Holidays
- Jury Duty
- Military Leave
- Bereavement Leave

401(k) Plan

To help you save for your retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan and matching company contributions. Our plan offers many investment options to help you achieve your savings goals.

Retirement Plan
The Retirement Plan provides employees with a lump sum benefit at retirement that is based on earnings and age. Retirement Plan eligibility begins immediately. Vesting occurs after five years of service.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Once you complete six months of service, our ESPP makes it possible for you to buy shares of The Hartford common stock at a discounted price through payroll deduction.

Other benefits
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Wellness Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Adoption Expense Benefit
- Education Assistance/Reimbursement Programs
- Matching Gifts
- U.S. Savings Bond Program
- Business Travel Accident
- Casual Dress Programs at designated times of the year
- Relocation Assistance

Updated April 13, 2009

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