The Hartford adds support for small business benefits brokersNews added by Benefits Pro on July 2, 2012

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By Noah Guillaume

The Hartford launched a small business center specifically designed to provide brokers with enhanced sales support and a quicker turnaround on responses to requests for proposals.

The center is staffed with small business sales associates who specialize in consulting on group life and accident insurance, long-term disability insurance, and short-term disability insurance for companies with four to 49 employees. The center offers extended hours of operation to deliver consistent ease of doing business with brokers across the United States.

The Hartford Small Business Success Study, a national survey of 2,000 small business owners, found 28 percent of companies with 5 to 49 employees were likely to offer, have offered or intend to soon offer employee benefits, such as group life, disability or long-term care coverage, in order to grow or maintain their business.

There’s also a need for insurance benefits among employees at smaller companies, according to The Hartford Benefits For Tomorrow Study, a national survey of 1,000 full-time U.S. workers. One in four employees at businesses with less than 100 people said they would need to “completely change” their lifestyle to meet expenses if they or their partner lost income for three to six months.

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