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Company Details
Address: One Hartford Plaza
City: Hartford
State: CT
ZIP Code: 06155
Phone Number: 1-860-547-5000
AM Best Rating: A
URL where was collected the AM Best Rating: http://www.ambest.com/ratings/
Lines of Insurance: auto, health, life, home
States Licensed To Sell Insurance In: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Type of Insurance Company: Stock
Parent Company: Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Top executive Contact: Christopher J. Swift
Title of Top executive: CEO
Ticker Symbol: HIG
Assets & Premiums: 2013 Revenues = $26.2 Billion2013 P&C Total Written Premiums: $9.9 billionMutual Funds assets under management: $96.7 billion
Insurance subsidiaries:
  1. Hartford Fire Insurance Company
  2. Hartford Insurance Company if Illinois
  3. Hartford Lloyd's Insurance Company
  4. Sentinel Insurance Company, LTD
  5. Pacific Insurance Company, Limited
  6. Twin City Fire Insurance Company
Company Rating 1.6 (358 reviews)

Company Overview:


Company History: The Hartford Fire Insurance Company was founded in 1810 by a group of merchants. The company formed The Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in 1913 and acquired The Columbian National Life Insurance Company in 1959. In 1970 ITT made the largest corporate takeover in US history by acquiring The Hartford. Hartford became independent again in 1995 when ITT streamlined its operations and released a couple of its subsidiaries. In 2013 The Hartford sold its retirement plans to Mass Mutual, its life insurance to Prudential, and its broker-dealer to AIG. Now The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is one of the largest investment and insurance companies based in the United States, with offices in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, England, and the United States. The Hartford was rated No. 73 on Forbes’ 2013 list of America’s Most Reputable Companies, No. 112 on the 2013 Fortune 500 list, and No 352 on the 2014 Barron’s 500. The Hartford employees approximately 18,800 people and has been rated No.3 in the market in terms of workers’ compensation insurer based on direct written premiums.In Barron’s Best Fund Families 2013, The Hartford was rated 8th Best Family Fund Overall, 12th Best Fund Family for Global Equity, and 4th Best Fund Family for Domestic Equity. The Hartford writes insurance for over 1 million small business and is a founding partner of the U.S. Paralympics. They have over 100 offices nationwide.
Principle Sales Methods: The Hartford distributes insurance policies though appointed independent agents. The Hartford also sells direct through Affinity Programs such as the AARP Auto & Homeowners Insurance Programs from The Hartford.

Life Annuity Business: Company offers businesses traditional group employee benefits packages such as life, disability, AD&D, critical illness, group retirement health, travel accident, and leave management.
Auto Business: The Company sells both individual and commercial auto insurance packages. Offers a no-drop renewal promise and new car replacement if the car is totaled.
Homeowners Business: The Company sells basic policies and additional personal property coverage for fine art, valuables, and antiques.
Health Business: