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Hartford Financial Services (HIG)

Participants
Susan Spivak Bernstein SVP, IR
Christopher Swift Chairman and CEO
Douglas Elliot President
Beth Costello CFO
David Motemaden Evercore ISI
Ryan Tunis Autonomous Research
Elyse Greenspan Wells Fargo
Jimmy Bhullar JPMorgan
Mike Zaremski Credit Suisse
Brian Meredith UBS
Yaron Kinar Goldman Sachs
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Operator

Good day and welcome to Second Quarter 2020 The Hartford Financial Results Webcast. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today's presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note today's event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Susan Spivak, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations for Hartford. ahead. go Please

Susan Spivak Bernstein

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Christopher Swift

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Douglas Elliot

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to call turn Let the now me Beth. over

Beth Costello

Thank Doug. you,

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Susan Spivak Bernstein

question. Thank you, the take Beth. first we'll Andrew,

Operator

Yes, go Please Motemaden we session. the begin ahead. from [Operator David question ISI. will Instructions] of first Evercore question-and-answer now The comes

David Motemaden

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Douglas Elliot

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no, so no material changes. And

David Motemaden

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Christopher Swift

it's in may out up you the a XXXX, we where down, fixed But combination, as joining would or to fact we is which we extract fluctuate right, it's looking also are of us closed consider for premium cost David, Yeah, Though, Chris. measurement from the of savings Thank question. in base. cognizant we're XXXX. the outlined, in volumes we $XXX million what that

it any at close to out ratio we And we are in expense in if adjustments, other have cost want couple go I'll lower variables years, for we'll and premiums closer other least to make to as So, achieve ratio is the that premiums we'll XX% the have our all get as commercial fixed means, to to the the we'll that mark. end next day, to greater, that of take in less through, to call look are appropriate a because result.

David Motemaden

Thanks. Great.

more So of expense questions. of costs. than amount taking terms the for ratio helpful. in -- Thanks dollar the the thanks for That's anchored

Operator

Tunis from ahead. go Next comes question Ryan Please Research. Autonomous of

Ryan Tunis

Hey, thanks. morning. Good

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Christopher Swift

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I with you that's Brian, would would you, if know share and Beth, don't So I anything. add what

Beth Costello

Yes. Thanks, to comment a pick thing just is. Chris on that I'd The made that up only Chris. add,

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determine as very really plans, and these aspects years. if you as to mode. as benefits will the execution is So This over our that we go are know, we Chris is the XXX reduce said, next but business, of in plans couple said, now we're how executing planning I to you detailed we'll we Well update to to have over we we of And across and individual tracking all as our on have be that we initiatives, are achieve progress detailed will them. costs,

Christopher Swift

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Ryan Tunis

to mostly charge for cost Beth, defense BI we of follow this Thanks. the of what $XX encompassing isn't Is about was that cost -- you? your took, am $XX but going A think that this how I guessing portion how you the that How know, that view do is encompassing the you million. how, or is ultimately that? Thanks. is it Or probably of charge? I guess million

Christopher Swift

that and isn't were we know, I It's in legal away Ryan. mean, is go counsel, our very thoughtful encompassing. disputes, to and I policy about you mean, this to going going defend be team, think be recognizing working it, our it's very overnight. this going general period conjunction with terms where spend multi-year what litigation vigorously are going our we conditions. there's of to to to time we extended an a of view

Ryan Tunis

Thank you.

Operator

of The next Please Fargo. Greenspan question comes from Wells go Elyse ahead.

Elyse Greenspan

XX.X -- impacts the question, that's I that My morning. COVID back that's your basis year-over-year points, some about no if on points Good thanks. underlying XXX first out Hi, improvement. commercial of

of comments. COVID some nothing in like quarter. from guess, kind together It there sounds tie one-off, the was I just earlier the So of away

level margin know, could is So that for now? right of the about the kind just, you improvement of balance think of year underlying kind given of and, we the what

Christopher Swift

points to it's just of respond that. couple a to Elyse,

variance some expense was related. is, First of thing that

our see side. addition the in terms that's printed for the remind adjust we doubtful of number you account million you debt So quarterly the charge, we a gave change. sheet on also And you what know numbers. could quarter also expense allowance out the for in bad -- took you that $XX that had to in on I'd quarter you the good we

middle Secondly, losses we the being marine talk in did commercial inland about in better quarter.

laid have there So, on side essentially, metal. the I property good yeah, is well some it, news think But in out. you

Elyse Greenspan

market compensation rated guys the some there? workers' could might been positive and we question, when And might bottoming. timeframe some some to we Thanks. we've color Do know be to we get And hearing my about, how of thoughts have then see a about, as think Okay. artists? start kind potentially you on second flat

Douglas Elliot

add joining I isolate would it me in agree forward matters We would very filings. be Sure, bottoming that's we're you And different great. factor if now in assumption any yield our would the color some our pricing. that, the we all start be, company. Beth just workers' will one good new think news. deeply a to and want obviously, seeing the that if let curve a That's that Chris -- and going that to add factors, comp all filings is

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stimulants, the the works, through and So one the way process. curve yield its experience the will as be of then

look We a to expect trend to that I and upward scenario. fair flattening, more is see slightly a Chris? maybe at think recovery, but

Christopher Swift

some Doug. well today. various said approaching numbers, looked California, we New just maybe at were at -- XXX% states, York, ratio aggregate it's think combined I I Yeah,

know, interest to, think the of of our six you that is to rates, is beginning out, an intense, at really continue but inflection points it view, I in a point. So very said, behave well, to only get as, least four you pressure foreshadow quarters all although point you going more particularly far a as frequencies in as could there to

Elyse Greenspan

question And one expenses. program helpful. on core That's number to quick savings last on the the Okay.

month laid your that you segment? segments out, charges the hit through that six your corporate those over So

Beth Costello

Yeah.

costs, run restructuring that through business segments. would core, would the So, those expenses the in really are considered corporate run segments the the

Elyse Greenspan

the Okay. Thanks color. for

Operator

ahead. Next question comes from JPMorgan. Jimmy Please Bhullar of go

Jimmy Bhullar

Hi, good morning.

claims will business. concerns are you There disability expectations First, a the on as wondering, about just your I economy up are investors the in that trends claims go them among weaker and versus weakens get of had Do question see you do interplay expect improving net-net? despite from potentially disability worse? the you economy home sort margins work the see weaker environment to economy of the the or and

Christopher Swift

know, it's watch you clearly area. Jimmy,

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time. So it longer some new could that does incidences, a then time before would two period see take of translate into more you claims over

in our again there might insurance continue trends be low be, although year low XX to certain So in at very all hiccups some time modest levels, levels segments.

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Jimmy Bhullar

wide, increasing industry sustain of uptake levels, improve pricing in of recent your on workers' improve, they and potentially do your the does really pricing the combined business margins which sort to stabilize margins good. the think from are could you even ratio been pretty mentioned good? If comp, potentially been sort And have you where have given

Douglas Elliot

prices conversation, XXXX, relative that's talked being is are small compression comp a And about workers' not to now. which prepared and XXXX now bit have We've into we a you're XXXX those margins. some we're premature. experiencing That's, out the our book where right Think commercial year, to that's negative.

improve but today. you, update to workers' I think comp continue about will it's little talk and we margins premature a to So

Christopher Swift

my comments just year. geared accident would were more at again, results not year I calendar add

but I'm airbase. sure geared comment accident what at mine clearly were was not So your

Jimmy Bhullar

them. least the it your was the -- lag but. reversed, was implied as opposed I think weak I But correctly? market of gains, that at a year assuming in actually then more effect And I that the loss, in that beyond, well. lot maybe negative. be and all did, and XQ, will losses obviously, was hear still On the I QX of marks to this you recovered, that -- about had you given thinking next of but not see because would that's market QX as that near then year Am the I year was LPs a had XXXX, of Yeah, equity

Beth Costello

Yes.

when hear we know, forward be are we to look QX. large don't of expect not it the did are Jimmy, of loss earnings You just you based at in correctly, it, had as also valuations some equity and a But, them again, forth. that so we on look on markets, as of based

still given bit to see again, into would we some I little of potentially as referenced, we that a So loss of go items there QX. a the expect

Jimmy Bhullar

you. Thank Okay.

Operator

Mike from Zaremski Next Credit of Please Suisse. ahead. go question comes

Mike Zaremski

If presumption largely on morning. Hey, comp, presumption, about only changes, Great, are the thanks. focusing we and the COVID-XX. can workers' issue changes, talk Good

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over. we rate so different be in maybe future, the claims about pandemics And even should the a thinking this when

Douglas Elliot

targeted would Mike, on that guidelines let's parse I COVID. say, And apart. sunset clauses presumption backside. by in them have most of at general, new the state the are

lot paying to particular are we by of attention the state. state a So

several I think very XX important and for as of June us. of were states XX, states, them big there were

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Mike Zaremski

interruption. and That's Okay. for And the lastly, XX-Q it. helpful. the Got on thanks disclosure business

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Douglas Elliot

with on I I've seen agree Mike, Yeah, completely. don't I think know that. your if report it I

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Mike Zaremski

Understood.

to investors all have see been far sided think the I happy have so the courts with industry.

very you thank So much.

Douglas Elliot

Thank you.

Operator

next go question Brian The UBS. comes ahead. of from Please Meredith

Brian Meredith

Yeah, thank questions. Two you.

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Douglas Elliot

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Beth Costello

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standpoint, from there. So that no change

Douglas Elliot

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Christopher Swift

in talked just were working on that I general And Brian wanted close, an more liability It the on We organically. pieces, liability we we've our would publicly. portfolio. about expertise area liability, was this

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Brian Meredith

second Great. Thanks. question, Chris. And then

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Christopher Swift

think inflation I great experiencing talking it would it's of everyone's point, Brian, Yeah, only to the that impact today add that a we're social about.

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Brian Meredith

Thank you. Great.

Operator

Next question comes from Sachs. ahead. the Kinar Goldman go Yaron of Please

Yaron Kinar

for morning, good Thanks Hi, us me everybody. here. squeezing in

if questions. results, of we I commercial, to COVID still out think got, impacted improvement. you looking a couple check One, got of at items couple year-over-year some small that think year-over-year we those a Just out I call

hear favorable Doug another talking earlier, were were, you appreciated? in but offsets improvements, to in think about small color can you want commercial will I ratio any So question be to offer what expense potential the response

Douglas Elliot

XXX, COVID, days. by looking at really you and we xx. for is, I competitive, commercial, an were assuming COVID-XX, small and production, about answer commented you're we quarterly underlying I'm our think, think in terrific impacted to their the adjust commented a have that we that tool saw that underwriters and made watched coming, adjustments glass classes our we of share I sure referrals Essentially, will early quarter, for you we that just So when flow the which also I'm you to expected get eyes first that of a the business. during with for margin bit the wanted I March, thing on XX glass we the on certain sets underwriting that when I'll extra and this relative influenced

have watching understand reopening said, we all participate we economy country. that lot we of but large. So, this the in are we've made, to on that there our And have that our go how about the factors were we the I a go business, forward underlying subtle margin, With into run that all the feel carefully adjustments do can't we prospects. ourselves, good very in and across to

Yaron Kinar

commercial. I was out in the the once what Doug, since margin, losses, curious to improved some of underlying were? And as you I of trying actually out out -- I the was called take favorable negatives, small to what you've think COVID the offsets is, just some margin get the

Douglas Elliot

I expense the we many picks. bit the news side. other on side, little of a there's adjust didn't And on loss largely Well, would of say the good

about of this commented as COVID on that commercial. to points. quite relative Yaron there's to We're bit significant one. opposed about But a talking talk tense comp workers' small would I else we to don't news be So much think and the

Yaron Kinar

Okay.

by you this I'm And from I'll more. came really thought that. the And the for COVID I was were with a portion thank always question, my off in physical property -- you're policies nature, million you're yet policies full on also specifically COVID I those for just curious looking physical curious greedy a regards the why start saying -- excellent on damage so just another damage triggers a or so keeping quarter, that in the just to disclosures saying losses physical kind that then just majority. you $XXX loss, second without But have Were that limit of qualitative, the as Okay. little around quantitative disclosure And there? policies, taking taking to virus XX% vast trigger. approach of more around the

Just wondering treaty around what's the was? two thought different process the between the

Christopher Swift

Yaron, Chris. it's

call it it would reinforce basically I policies, a sort have on physical standard share does in business is what most interruption So the that of to you loss but XX%. requirement. It's I'll with

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Yaron Kinar

Okay.

Christopher Swift

you. activity We aggregate. say. We that claim policy to might it going know and in million at and as time I the We did come are. mean, that's for analysis limits just know looked our I'm I'm we in things upon. as far far detail what as what going and that, number, the X XXX to all at exposure in that in on it coming policy additional future not claims point million As are any comment and limits that's like

Yaron Kinar

you. Thank Okay.

Operator

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Susan Spivak Bernstein

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Operator

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