thehartford_logoFounded in 1810, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is one of the largest insurance and investment companies based in the United States, with offices in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil and Ireland.The Hartford Group is a leading provider of life insurance, group and employee benefits, automobile and homeowners insurance and business insurance –¬†as well as¬†investment products, annuities, mutual funds, and college savings plans.