The Hartford helps people and businesses prepare for the unexpected, protect what is uniquely important to them, and prevail when the unforeseen happens. This mission permeates every aspect of our business, as our success is inextricably linked to the well-being of our customers, employees, shareholders, distribution partners and the communities in which we live and work. As an employer, neighbor and steward of the planet’s natural resources, we believe that every employee and organizational partner has the power to positively impact the world around us.
- Endorsed by AARP
- Competitive Pricing
- Customized Homeowners Insurance Policies
- Business Owners Insurance (BOP)
- Workers Compensation
n 1810, we started as a fire insurance company, employing our own fire department to protect customers. Fifteen years later, we wrote the first insurance policy for an institution of higher learning – Yale University.
In 1835, we proved ourselves different from other insurance companies. After a fire destroyed New York’s financial district, people learned that insurance companies were walking away from their claims. Eliphalet Terry, then president of The Hartford Fire Insurance Company, called a meeting of the directors when news of the fire reached Hartford; they pledged their personal fortunes to help pay the claims. This bolstered the people and businesses of New York, allowing the rebuilding process to begin. It also served to bolster the economy of a growing nation by showing business people, leaders and citizens in all States that there was an insurance company able to protect their property and stand-by claims, no matter how large they grew or the size of the disaster.
Coastal Insurance is an Agent for The Hartford