July 1, 2010

Western National Insurance Group Enters Iowa’s Personal Lines Market

(Minneapolis, Minn.)Western National Insurance Group today announced that it has expanded its unique personal lines program to begin serving customers in the state of Iowa.  Effective immediately, the carrier’s personal insurance products—personal auto, homeowner’s, dwelling property, and personal umbrella—are available through select Iowa-based independent agency partners throughout the state.

Western National’s personal auto program is known for its distinctive “Penalty-Free Promise”, which guarantees the carrier will never raise a policyholder’s rates as the result of accidents or moving violations.  A number of discounts, credits, and endorsements are also available.

“We’re excited to add personal insurance to our offerings in the great state of Iowa,” said Stuart Henderson, president and chief executive officer of Western National. “Our many years of serving the insurance needs of Iowa’s businesses, plus our 100+ years of serving families and individuals in neighboring Midwest states, have given us a solid understanding of what it means to protect the individuals and families who make up Iowa’s vibrant communities.  We look forward to building strong relationships with our agency partners and with Iowan customers in the service of their personal insurance needs.”

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional property-and-casualty insurance group writing over $240 million in Direct Premium in ten states.  The group consists of four active companies (Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, and Titan Property & Casualty Insurance Company) serving personal and commercial customers in the Midwestern and Western U.S.  An affiliation with Fond du Lac, Wisc.-based Wisconsin American Mutual Insurance Company is currently pending Board and regulatory approval.  All of the group’s products are sold exclusively through professional independent agents.

For further information, please contact:

Mary S. Manley

SVP Corporate Affairs & Administration