Rural Mutual Insurance Company Celebrates 80th Anniversary

 Rural Mutual Insurance Company is proud to celebrate providing 80 years of insurance services to farms, families, businesses and industries across the state of Wisconsin.

The Madison-based insurance company was founded in 1934 under the sponsorship of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation to provide personal auto insurance to the farm community at affordable rates. This affiliation has served Rural Mutual well in the past and Rural Mutual continues to build on this niche focus as evidenced by its leading farm market share during 2013.

“With over 80 years of service, our mission and vision have not strayed far from the original purpose of the organization,” said Peter Pelizza, CEO of Rural Mutual. “Holding the position as a leading farm insurance provider in the state of Wisconsin has been our mainstay, however expanding our footprint in the state to include a significant market share of personal as well as commercial protection is something we are proud of and will continue to cultivate.”

For the fifth consecutive year Rural Mutual was selected as a “Ward’s 50® Top Performer” by the Ward Group. This recognition means that Rural Mutual is considered one of the top 50 property and casualty companies in the nation based on its superior financial performance over the last five years. Rural Mutual is also recognized by AM Best with an “A” Excellent rating with a stable outlook. This rating is assigned to companies that have an excellent ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations.

Rural Mutual takes great pride in the state and will continue to ensure that premiums paid here, stay here to keep Wisconsin strong.

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