Local agency selected to offer program

The Hartford announced that it is making its award-winning AARP-branded auto insurance program available through Loudin Insurance Agency in Buckhannon.

Loudin Insurance Agency 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-plus population.

“For more than 25 years, the industry-leading AARP-branded auto insurance program from The Hartford has been extremely popular,” said Jim Flynn, vice president of 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 these benefits through our independent agent partners.”

The AARP-branded auto 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 older adults.

Other unique hallmarks of the program include:

– Lifetime Continuation Agreement – assures that the customer’s insurance policy will not be dropped as long as a few simple requirements are met.

– RecoverCare – helps customers pay for assistance with daily errands and responsibilities, like cooking, cleaning, shopping, dog walking, transportation and yard work if they are injured in an auto accident.

– Standard 12-month rate protection.

Loudin Insurance Agency Inc. is located at 207 S. Kanawha St. in Buckhannon, and has served Upshur and surrounding counties for more than 100 years.

“We credit our success to our reputation of honesty and providing the best coverage at the lowest rates we can obtain for our clients,” said James Powell, president. “Being an independent agency, we market quality companies that we feel are the best fit for our customers’ individual needs. In keeping with this tradition, we are happy to announce that we are now able to offer our customers the AARP brand auto insurance through The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.”