The Hartford Named A Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Equality For 10th Year

Company earned perfect score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s
2018 Corporate Equality Index

HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hartford has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018
Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and
report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered
by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the 10th
year The Hartford has received this recognition.

The Hartford is honored to be recognized as a top workplace for the
LGBTQ community,” said Marty Gervasi, The Hartford’s chief human
resources officer. “We are committed to workplace equality and fostering
an inclusive culture, which is vital to employee engagement and the
company’s long-term success.”

The Hartford has a long history of supporting diversity in the
workplace, and proudly supporting the LGBTQ community. Gervasi serves as
executive sponsor of The Hartford’s GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgendered Organization Benefiting Everyone) employee resource group,
which champions the growth and development of its members by providing
the company with a center of expertise for LGBTQ awareness, networking
and business practices. GLOBE is one of The Hartford’s eight employee
resource groups that support diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
For more information, visit http://thehartford.com/our-company/diversity.

The 2018 CEI rated 945 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the
LGBTQ community. The Hartford’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The Hartford is one of 609 major U.S.
businesses to earn top marks this year.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About The Hartford

The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group
benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The
Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability
practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its
financial performance is available at https://www.thehartford.com.
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheHartford_PR.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates
through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is
headquartered in Hartford, Conn. For additional details, please read The
Hartford’s legal notice
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