Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. says it has settled charges by attorney generals in New York, Connecticut and Illinois that the company permitted illegal market timing within its variable annuity contracts.
Hartford Financial, Hartford, also says staff members of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have concluded their investigation into allegations of marketing timing by the company without recommending any enforcement action.
In addition, Hartford says it has settled with the New York, Connecticut and Illinois attorney generals in connection with charges that Hartford participated in improper compensation arrangements involving the company, property-casualty agents and brokers.
Hartford says it has paid $115 million to settle the market timing and broker compensation matters.
The total includes $84 million in restitution in connection with the market timing allegations, $5 million in connection with the producer compensation allegations, $3 million in Connecticut penalties, $3 million in Illinois penalties, and $20 million in New York penalties.
Hartford already has set aside $83 million in reserves for the settlement, the company says.
Hartford has not admitted or denied any violation of law in connection with the settlement.