The Hartford recently recently announced that it is making its award-winning AARP®-branded homeowners insurance program available through Member Brokerage Service LLC.
Member Brokerage Service LLC, already authorized to sell the popular AARP auto insurance program, can now bundle that auto policy with The Hartford’s AARP Homeowners Insurance Program.
According to research from The Hartford, 60 percent of consumers prefer to buy their auto and home insurance as a bundled policy. Based on this research and strong customer demand, The Hartford is now offering the AARP-branded home insurance program through select, authorized independent agents, allowing consumers to purchase both AARP-branded home and auto insurance from a local independent agency.
“For more than 25 years, the industry-leading AARP-branded homeowners insurance program from The Hartford has been extremely popular,” said Jim Flynn, vice president, The Hartford. “Much of the success of this program is due to innovative product features and a commitment to truly understand and support our customers. We are thrilled to now be able to offer both home and auto insurance as a bundled package with our independent agent partners.”
Member Brokerage Service LLC was chosen after satisfying a number of eligibility requirements, which included: demonstrating a commitment to community service; meeting a high-level of business and ethical standards; and completing a training program designed to address the needs of the 50+ population. These products were previously only available from The Hartford by phone, the Internet and by mail.
The AARP-branded home insurance program is designed in consultation with The Hartford Advance 50 Team, which helps to tailor products and services specifically to the interests and needs of Boomers and older adults.
Other unique hallmarks of the program include:
• Lifetime renewability — assures that the customer’s insurance policy will not be dropped as long as a few simple requirements are met.
• Standard 12-month rate protection versus the traditional six month policies offered by most companies.
In addition, the program features unique optional coverage such as:
• Green Rebuilding Coverage — Offers additional coverage for using environmentally-friendly materials or processes to make repairs after a covered loss or making necessary replacements with more energy- efficient or environmentally-friendly property.
• The Hartford ID Restore Service — provides identity theft counseling and assistance, both preventive and post loss recovery.
Member Brokerage Service is located at 139-30 Queens Blvd. in Briarwood. They can be reached at (718) 523-1300 or emailed at Pl@MBS-LLC.com