About HSB

Welcome to Hartford Steam Boiler

Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) sets the standard in equipment breakdown insurance and other specialty insurance and reinsurance coverages worldwide, with technical knowledge, superior risk solutions and customer commitment you can count on, backed by over 147 years of leadership. HSB shows you how to stay ahead of emerging risks in a complex world.

Hartford Steam Boiler is a leader in equipment breakdown insurance (formerly known as boiler & machinery insurance) and a variety of specialty coverages - including data and cyber risk, employment practices liability, contractors errors and omissions and identity theft insurance. We also offer first-class inspection services, loss reduction and engineering-based risk management for business, home and farm. Today, as a proud member of Munich Re, we are continuing our tradition of excellence using our technical knowledge to help clients manage risk and optimize their business results.

HSB is rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company. As part of Munich Re we have the ability to leverage a global knowledge base to develop and deliver innovative, forward-thinking risk solutions to help our clients to manage risk in a complex and evolving world.

The HSB difference is grounded in extensive technical knowledge, developed over almost 150 years and enhanced by our relationship with Munich Re. Our inspection force is one of the largest in the world, with over 1,200 engineers, inspectors and technical personnel around the globe. Our longstanding focus on excellence, dependability and collaboration has earned us a reputation for understanding the challenges facing our customers and delivering superior risk solutions and coverages that our clients can count on.

Hartford Steam Boiler is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. Through our affiliates in Canada and the United Kingdom we serve businesses, industries and institutions worldwide.