OREANDA-NEWS. A.M. Best has affirmed the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” and the issue ratings of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The Hartford) [NYSE: HIG], which is the ultimate parent of the following companies. A.M. Best also has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the ICR of “aa-” of Hartford Fire Insurance Company and its pooling subsidiaries and affiliates, collectively referred to as the Hartford Insurance Pool. The outlooks for each of The Hartford’s and the Hartford Insurance Pool members’ ratings are stable.