August 17, 2016

Western National Insurance Group Celebrates 115th Anniversary

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that this year marks its 115th anniversary. Western National was founded in St. Paul and officially began operations in 1901 as the “Mutual Creamery and Cheese Fire Insurance Company of Minnesota” in Cottonwood, Minnesota.

Since its founding, and as of June 30, 2016, Western National has grown to include eight active property-and-casualty insurance companies and one affiliate, with over 790 employees, $461 million in policyholder surplus, $640 million in annualized direct written premium, and $1.2 billion in assets.

“We are excited to celebrate our 115th anniversary,” said Stuart Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western National Insurance Group. “Since the beginning, we have been committed to building relationships and supporting our customers in their time of need, and we look forward to continuing to serve them in the years to come.”

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional property-and-casualty insurance group writing in 19 states, plus surety in an additional 7 states. The group consists of 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), as well as one affiliate company (Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company), together serving personal and commercial customers in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S, and in Alaska. All of the group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents. 

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT

Assistant Vice President – Communications

(952) 921–5680 or (800) 862–6070 Ext. 7680