The Hartford Named A Best Employer For Healthy Lifestyles® By The National Business Group On Health

The Hartford has been recognized by The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, as a 2014 Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles®. The Hartford received a platinum award for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

“This recognition reinforces the investment The Hartford makes in our comprehensive wellness programs, which are designed to improve our employees’ health,” said Marty Gervasi, executive vice president of Human Resources at The Hartford. “When we feel our best, we’re able to achieve peak performance. That brings better business results and lower health care costs for our employees and the company.”

The Hartford was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. The Hartford was recognized for its wellness programs that support employees’ efforts to lead healthy lifestyles. The Hartford’s offerings include:
  • Free onsite fitness centers and a fitness center membership reimbursement program
  • Free weight loss programs and one-on-one nutrition counseling
  • Free onsite health centers
  • Lifestyle and disease management coaching programs
  • Tobacco cessation programs
  • Medical advocacy and second opinion program
  • Educational seminars, healthy living programs and health challenges
  • Annual health risk assessment
  • Company-sponsored biometric screenings and flu shots

Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented, “We are very pleased to honor The Hartford for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families. The Hartford is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles. The Hartford and its management team should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award.”

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 The National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 392 members include 69 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.

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Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, and the other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date issued.

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