The Hartford has offices located in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland and Brazil. Celebrating 200 years of business in 2010, The Hartford is one of the oldest and largest companies combining both insurance and investment options in the nation. After its incorporation in 1810 as the Hartford Fire Insurance Co., the Hartford quickly began insuring institutions like Yale University. It expanded to Ohio in 1852 and insured President Abraham Lincoln in 1861 for fire insurance. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Hartford paid $2 million in claims. While expanding across the U.S., it began to offer additional coverage such as automobile, personal damage and business interruption in 1913. During the next century Hartford added life insurance options and more financial services, and became a Fortune 500 company in 2005.
Listed as number 287 on the Fortune 500, The Hartford provides a wide range of services internationally. They offer products to individuals, businesses and institutions, such as:
- Auto insurance.
- Life insurance.
- Home insurance.
- Flood insurance.
- RV insurance.
- Umbrella insurance.
- Watercraft insurance.
- Mutual funds.
- Retirement accounts.
- College savings.
- Property and liability insurance.
- Workers’ compensation.
The Hartford offers discounts for customers that bundle car insurance and home insurance. Customers can save up to 10 percent for auto and up to 15 percent for home insurance. Auto insurance from The Hartford has features like RecoverCare, which assists with cleaning, cooking and transportation after injury in an accident. The No-Drop Promise is another feature of car insurance. It promises insurance coverage as long as the customer can drive and meet certain requirements.
Homeowners insurance at The Hartford includes benefits like the New For Old program, which pays the complete cost of replacing possessions regardless of age or condition. The 100% Protection Plan replaces 100 percent of the cost of the home even if it costs more than the policy limits.
Antique car insurance
In addition to basic auto insurance, The Hartford provides specialized coverage to those with antique cars. Automobiles must be 25 years or older to be considered antique. Coverage for antique autos includes bodily injury, property damage and physical damage. Optional coverage includes towing and labor, full glass and extended transportation. All coverage varies by state.
The Hartford has insurance options for small, medium and large businesses. Property, liability, workers’ compensation and commercial auto are available to businesses worldwide. The Hartford can help a business manage losses and provide specialty insurance according to industry. Risk management, retirement plans and other financial solutions are also available.
The corporate headquarters of The Hartford are located at:
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, CT 06155
For more information about The Hartford, call toll free at (860) 547-5000.