PORT ST. LUCIE – The Hartford has announced that it is making its award-winning AARP-branded auto insurance program available through Post Insurance in Port St. Lucie.

Post Insurance 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 over 50 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, 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.”

According to research from The Hartford, the majority of AARP members prefer the advice and counsel of a local agent when making decisions about their insurance. Based on this research and strong customer demand, The Hartford is offering the AARP-branded auto insurance program through select, authorized independent agents. These products were previously only available from The Hartford by phone, the Internet and by mail.

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 Baby Boomers and 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); recover care (helps customers pay for assistance with daily errands and responsibilities, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, dog walking, transportation and yard work if they are injured in an auto accident); and standard 12-month rate protection.

Post Insurance was founded in 1979 on the promise of offering clients both expertise and convenience. Now in its second generation, agent and owner Kathy Post has been named one of the country’s 40 ‘Elite Women in Insurance’ by Insurance Business America. Their large portfolio of high-quality auto, home and business insurance companies allows them to create insurance policies to fit every need and budget. Learn more at InsurewithPost.com or 772.878.8184.

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service and as one of the world’s most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at thehartford.com.

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider’s offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services.