We’re proud to share a new Partner Spotlight, showing IIAN members how our Industry Partners are assisting agents and supporting their Association.
This week, we are featuring North Star Mutual, one of our Platinum partners.
North Star Mutual is a Minnesota-based regional insurance carrier specializing in Farm, Home, Auto and Small Business Insurance Products. North Star, formed in 1920, celebrated its 100th Anniversary last year and received the 2020 IIAN Five Star Company of the Year Award.
“North Star Mutual has adapted and grown over the past 100 years and has done it very successfully,” said Pete Hellie, President and CEO. “The key will be to keep the momentum going and build on these past successes. As our past leaders and employees adapted to change, we must proceed with enthusiasm, passion, innovation and technology to best meet the expectations of our agents and policyholders.”
Uniquely located in the small farming community of Cottonwood, North Star prides itself on its rural values and personable service. The company has been a recognized leader in the agricultural insurance market and has had a historic emphasis on insuring farm and rural properties in the Upper Midwest.
Today, the company writes over $475 million in premium and insures over 345,000 policyholders across eight states. All business is written through a network of more than 2,000 independent agency partners located throughout the operating territory. The company is rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best and in 2021, was again selected as a Wards Top 50 Property/Casualty Insurance Company for the 17th consecutive year.
North Star looks forward to its continued commitment of working closely with its agency partners in the years to come. Watch the video below to learn about the company's history and culture.
IIAN is glad to have North Star Mutual as one of our top partners. To learn more about North Star and what they can offer you, click here to visit their partner directory page on our website.