Category Archives: Hastings Mutual

New Home Inventory Documenting Service to Reno Agency Homeowners Insurance Customers

Based on the photos of what we’ve seen on the news of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the late season hurricane that affected numerous residents along the east coast, it has been made very clear how devastating a major homeowners claim can be. As a result, The Reno Agency is stepping up by offering a free service to all of our new and existing Homeowners Insurance customers. This service includes visiting your home to video tape the inside of your entire house, which we will then save that video on our cloud-based servers.

“Cloud-based” technology is a term that refers to applications, services or resources that are made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers. (Source: webopedia.com)

By The Reno Agency utilizing this technology, it will ensure that when you are in shock about how your home looks after a disaster, we will have a video to send to your claims representative of what your home looked like prior to any damage.

To our existing clients, please call us at 269.792.2232 to schedule your appointment.

To those of you who are not currently with The Reno Agency for your insurance, but would like a proposal comparing your company to our companies, please call us at 269.792.2232 (toll free at 877.774.7366), or email a copy of your current declarations page to mike@renoagency.com.

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Recognized Again For Financial Strength

Hastings, Michigan, October 13, 2010: For more than 125 years Hastings Mutual Insurance Company has focused on financial strength and responsible management of its assets. The company’s dedication to excellence has paid off as reflected in their recent results. This year Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is again awarded the highest honors by Weiss Ratings (formerly TheStreet.com) and by Demotech, Inc.

Weiss is an independent research and ratings company that has been in operation since 1971. Melissa Gannon, vice president at Weiss Ratings, states, “Unlike most other rating agencies, Weiss Ratings accepts no compensation of any kind from the companies it rates.” Weiss announced on October 4, 2010, that Hastings Mutual is again rated “A+” based on the company’s strong financial solvency.

The Weiss score is based on the current and future financial stability offered to customers, vendors and employees. Less than 1 percent of financial companies reviewed meet the criteria for this exceptional rating.

This latest honor follows a recent Demotech, Inc. announcement that Hastings Mutual is again a “Super Regional™” carrier. Published in the May 17, 2010 issue of Insurance Journal, Demotech Inc. revealed their list of Super Regional™ P/C insurers. Of the 2,700 companies analyzed, only 165 qualified as a Super Regional™.

Joseph Petrelli, president at Demotech states, “These companies are strong, stable markets that have been working hard for their agents and insureds.”

“This recognition is an honor, and we know that the partnership we share with our agents is integral to our success,” remarked Bill Wallace, president and CEO at Hastings Mutual Insurance Company. “We look forward to our Company’s future and Hastings Mutual’s continued success with our agents.”

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Hastings Mutual is an award winning, A. M. Best: A+ rated, regional Property Casualty insurance company. Hastings Mutual operates in six Midwestern states. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, has been writing commercial, farm, and personal lines business through independent agents since 1885. For more information about Hastings Mutual and their 125th anniversary, access the company web site: www.hastingsmutual.com.