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The Hartford today announced an extension of its agreement with AARP to offer home and auto insurance products to its members. With the three-year extension, The Hartford’s relationship with AARP now runs through January 1, 2023. Today’s announcement marks the fourth extension since the program’s inception in 1984, nearly thirty years ago. Marketed as The AARP® Automobile and Homeowners Insurance Program, The Hartford offers auto and homeowners insurance to AARP members, as well as other personal insurance products such as personal umbrella insurance, and coverage for motor homes and off-road recreational vehicles. “Over our almost three-decade relationship with AARP, we have built an industry-leading personal insurance program designed to serve and protect AARP members on the road and in their homes, and we are very pleased to extend the agreement,” said Andy Napoli, president of Consumer Markets and Enterprise Business Services at The Hartford. “Our exclusive home and auto insurance program for AARP members is a strong platform for the continued growth of our Personal Lines business.” “For many years, The Hartford has provided valuable auto and home insurance products and exceptional customer service to our members. We are pleased to announce a further extension of the relationship,” said Mitch Stevens, senior vice president of Financial Products and Services for AARP Services, Inc. The Hartford has been at the forefront in researching and understanding the needs of the 50-plus population. The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence, staffed by gerontologists, conducts original research and public education programs on safety, mobility and independence. The center also applies knowledge of aging to develop products and services for The Hartford’s customers as well as specialized training for The Hartford’s employees. About The Hartford With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE:HIG) is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHartford. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheHartford. About AARP AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org. About AARP Services, Inc. AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.