About GRP

Since 1994 GRP has established itself as a market leading reinsurance and services provider in the Group Life, Voluntary, AD&D and Disability industry. Our state-of–the-art underwriting and rating capabilities, coupled with our claim management expertise, make us a leader in the life and disability arena. We are completely committed to our reinsurance partners, sharing the risks and rewards. We are proud of our stability, financial strength and consistent high industry ratings. Most of all, we are proud of the excellent service we provide to our customers. Our logo reflects how our relationships interlock with mutual goals, common aspirations and a desire to be a leader in marketplace. We are proud of our stability, dedication to service excellence and the desire to provide unique solutions for our clients.

What Sets GRP Apart

We work hard to establish a close relationship based on trust, common goals and a complete understanding of your product and service needs, including your distribution system and market strategy. This thoughtful approach to the reinsurance business has helped us establish mutually beneficial long-term relationships. On average, our private label clients have been teaming up with us for more than eleven years. We will work closely with you to customize a solutions designed to help you achieve maximum sales effectiveness while minimizing risk exposure.

The Benefits of Working With GRP:

  • State-of-the-art underwriting and rating expertise (including rating platforms) critical to achieving profitability and growth objectives through sound risk selection
  • Claims management expertise that comes with being a market leader in group life and disability arena
  • Financial commitment to a reinsurance relationship that shares the risks and rewards associated with your marketing strategy
  • Access to the product development expertise that has produced the highest quality contracts available in today's market
  • Access to competitive marketing intelligence to best position your products in the group marketplace
  • Flexibility to establish a customized and competitively priced risk transfer facility that will meet your current and ongoing reinsurance and service
  • Commitment to excellent customer service from all areas of Group Reinsurance Plus represented in our working relationship
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Nuestro Equipo de Liderazgo

Kelly Vachon is head of Group Reinsurance Plus (GRP). She is responsible for GRP’s day-to-day operations and manages the overall business strategy while achieving its financial goals. She joined GRP in 2004 and has more than 20 years of group benefits experience. She’s held leadership positions in underwriting, shared services, client management and implementation. Vachon received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Connecticut State University and her MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Gary joined The Hartford in 2009 as a Senior Sales Representative on the Small Commercial Sales team. Over the next 4 years, he held several roles in increasing responsibility and leadership. In 2012, Gary moved to the Group Benefits organization where he helped develop the Small Business segment. As Regional Sales Manager, he helped lead the Small Business segment through three sales team expansions and increasing sales growth. In 2021, he was a recipient of The Hartford’s Honor’s Circle award for sales excellence. He holds GBDS and VBS designations and is an advocate for disability awareness, rights and education. Gary has been active in community service, having previously been elected to his local Town Council for one term, and was appointed chair for a three-year term on one of the town boards. He grew up in New York before relocating with his family to North Carolina in 2005. He attended Hofstra University and Stony Brook University.
Mary Bielucki is the compliance and client operations lead for Group Reinsurance Plus. She oversees the GRP teams that handle relationship management, regulatory compliance, product support, claim customer service and policy administration. Bielucki joined GRP in 2007 and has held roles in claims, compliance and operations. She has extensive knowledge of life insurance, disability insurance and voluntary supplemental health benefits. Bielucki earned her bachelor’s degrees in classics and English literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Rick Yi is a regional vice president for Group Benefits Claims. He is responsible for leading the disability claims operation, ensuring quality claim management and customer service experience for both employer market and private label/reinsurance. Yi, who has 27 years of insurance experience, originally joined The Hartford in 2007 as a long-term disability claim director. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Group Reinsurance Plus® is a segment of the Group Benefits division of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates through its subsidiaries, including underwriting company Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, under the brand name, The Hartford®, and is headquartered at One Hartford Plaza, Hartford, CT 06155. For additional details, please read The Hartford’s legal notice at www.thehartford.com. Todos los beneficios están sujetos a los términos y condiciones de la póliza. Policies underwritten by the underwriting company listed above detail exclusions, limitations, reduction of benefits and terms under which the policies may be continued in force or discontinued.
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