NU Online News Service, May 14, 2003, 11:23 a.m. EDT – Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, is reporting a $1.4 billion net loss for the first quarter on $4.3 billion in revenue, compared with $293 million in net income on $4.1 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2002.
Net results for the latest quarter include a $1.7 billion charge resulting from an increase in reserves for future asbestos-related property-casualty insurance claims. The results also include $34 million in losses on investments sold, written down or written off during the quarter.
Hartford’s life unit is reporting $126 million in net income for the quarter on $1.8 billion in revenue, down from $170 million in net income on $1.8 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2002.
Revenue from ordinary individual and group life insurance increased, but revenue from corporate-owned life insurance fell to $127 million, from $160 million.