July 20, 2021

Western National Insurance Group Named a 2021 Ward Group Top 50 Property-and-Casualty Insurance Company

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that it has once again been named to the Ward’s 50 Benchmark Group of top-performing property-and-casualty insurance companies in the United States.

Being named to this group recognizes Western National for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period (2016 – 2020). This is the 16th time in the past 17 years (and the 13th consecutive year) that Western National has been named to this list of top performers.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized by Ward Group, the trusted leader of benchmarking and best practices services for the insurance industry,” said Richard Long, President and CEO. “Being included in this elite group of top performing property-and-casualty insurance companies reinforces the continued financial strength and stability of Western National Insurance Group. This achievement is made possible through the support of our policyholders and agency partners, and the contribution of all our outstanding employees, one relationship at a time.”

Ward Group®, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based consulting firm that specializes in the insurance industry, annually reviews the financial results of over 3,000 Property/Casualty insurance companies, selecting the top 50 performers. This group of 50 companies is referred to as the "Ward's 50."

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group writes business through seven active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company — and is affiliated with Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. Together, the affiliated companies write over $800 million in personal and commercial Direct Premium in 22 states across the Northern, Midwestern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska: and surety bonds in 41 states. All of the affiliated companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group writes business through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company — and is affiliated with Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. Together, the affiliated companies write over $840 million in personal and commercial Direct Premium in 22 states across the Northern, Midwestern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 41 states. The Group’s Policyholder’s Surplus is over $697 million with Total Assets of $1.85 billion. All of the affiliated companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.


For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Vice President – Communications & Customer Experience
(952) 921-5680 or (800) 862-6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com