Hart­ford agrees to give re­funds for over­charges

In­surance re­funds due for Hart­ford clients

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO&STATE - By Tim Ea­ton

Texas cus­tomers who bought home­own­ers in­surance po­lices from two sub­sidiaries of Hart­ford Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Group Inc. will re­ceive re­funds for over­charges, state of­fi­cials an­nounced Thurs­day.

About 43,000 pol­i­cy­hold­ers will be af­fected, ac­cord­ing to the Texas Depart­ment of In­surance.

Thomas Ham­brick, a spokesman for the Hart­ford group, wouldn’t pro­vide the amount of the re­funds, but Deeia Beck, head of Texas’ Of­fice of Pub­lic In­surance Coun­sel, said the re­funds will to­tal $3.8 mil­lion, in­clud­ing in­ter­est.

Re­funds should ar­rive by the end of year, Beck said.

The agree­ments were fi­nal­ized Wed­nes­day with the com­pa­nies, the Of­fice of Pub­lic In­surance Coun­sel and the Depart­ment of In­surance.

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