Founded in 1810, 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 and England. United States. With nearly 30,000 employees and $2.1 billion in income in 2004, The Hartford was ranked 88th on the 2005 Fortune 100 list. Offering car, homeowners, business, BOP, workers compensation, commercial auto insurance in Minnesota and beyond. There is a reason they have been around for almost 200 years.