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Hartford hits the road with Vault training


SIMSBURY, Conn.—The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. is taking its Vault group disability insurance training program on the road to provide easier access for group benefits professionals across the country.

Hartford's Vault program covers group short- and long-term disability insurance contracts, benefits, underwriting and pricing. Participants can earn continuing education credits for life and health licenses in most states.

More than 150 professionals from across the United States have graduated from the Vault program in Connecticut. The insurer, whose life and disability insurance and financial products business is based in Simsbury, Conn., plans to hold its educational seminar in six cities this year: March 5-8 in Maitland, Fla.; April 23-26 in Palm Springs, Calif.; May 14-17 and Oct. 15-18 in Avon, Conn.; June 4-8 in Philadelphia; Sept. 10-13 in Cincinnati; and Sept. 24-27 in Chicago.

The program began in 2005 in response to benefits professionals' desire for in-depth training on disability insurance. Vault graduates have credited the program with giving them the knowledge and tools to craft benefit plans that protect the financial and physical health of their employer clients and their employees.

Tuition for the program is $1,595 per person. The fee includes course materials, meals and refreshments, designation exam and state filing and certification fees for continuing education credits. For more information or to register for the program, visit