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Church Mutual partners with Mutual of Wausau to provide Homeowners’ Insurance

MERRILL, Wis. — Church Mutual Insurance Company has partnered with Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corp. to provide homeowners’ insurance coverages to Wisconsin consumers. Under the new partnership, Mutual of Wausau will be the homeowners’ insurance carrier and Church Mutual, through its CM Solutions Insurance Agency, will provide day-to-day service as the agent.  

Church Mutual is a specialty commercial insurance provider whose areas of expertise include houses of worship, schools, religious camps and senior living centers. Church Mutual believes Mutual of Wausau can provide its 1,900 homeowners’ customers the same level of expertise it provides its specialty customers as their specialty insurance carrier. Mutual of Wausau is a financially strong business partner that shares the same Wisconsin values.

“Church Mutual’s focus and expertise as a commercial carrier does not provide the right resources to continue servicing our homeowners’ insurance customers as their carrier and we plan to exit the business,” said Kevin Root, Church Mutual’s chief operating officer. “We looked for an opportunity that would allow CM Solutions to remain the local insurance agent for these loyal customers.”

“Mutual of Wausau is excited to partner with Church Mutual and its CM Solutions Insurance Agency,” said Mark Splinter, Mutual of Wausau’s president and chief executive officer. “We have been helping Wisconsin homeowners and farmers with their personal insurance needs for more than 140 years.”   

Church Mutual is notifying all of its customers in the first weeks of June about the partnership and transition. Calls and inquiries pertaining to both Church Mutual and Mutual of Wausau homeowners’ insurance coverages and the transition will be handled through its CM Solutions Insurance Agency. Denise Humphrey, a CM Solutions account specialist and a life-long resident of Merrill, Wisconsin, will continue as the primary CM Solutions insurance agent. She has been helping Church Mutual homeowners’ policyholders for the last nine years and has more than 20 years of personal insurance expertise.

About Church Mutual

Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, as well as schools, camps, denominational offices and senior living facilities. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers' compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating
  • 2016 Ward’s 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center
  • 2016 Wisconsin 75 by Deloitte US
  • Futuremakers Partner, by Wisconsin Technical College System

About Mutual of Wausau

Mutual of Wausau, founded in 1875 and 1876 as Berlin Farmers Mutual and Stettin Mutual, respectively, specializes in homeowners’ and farmers’ insurance. Today, as one of the oldest and strongest mutual insurance companies in Wisconsin, its experience and dedicated network of independent agents now serves policyholders throughout Wisconsin. Mutual of Wausau was awarded the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

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For media inquiries, contact Dawn Bernatz, Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications, at (715) 539-4574 or dbernatz@churchmutual.com.

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