NAMIC Serving Mutual Insurance Companies for More Than a Century

 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is the largest and most  diverse national property/casualty insurance trade and political advocacy  association in the United States.  

 “We are a full-service trade association for property casualty insurance  companies,” says Paul Tetrault, NAMIC’s state affairs manager for the Northeast Region. “Our mission is to serve our member companies and one of our primary things is  advocacy, working on legislation and regulation on both the state and federal  level.”  

 NAMIC’s 1,400 member companies write all lines of property/casualty insurance business  and include small, single-state, regional, and national carriers accounting for  half of the automobile/ homeowners market and nearly a third of the business  insurance market.  

 A Look Back

 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies was founded in 1895 by a  group of farmers in Iowa who first had formed their own mutual insurance  companies for the purpose of creating better insurance coverage for their farms  at lower prices.  

 “From there they decided a national association of mutual insurance companies  would help promote and build the mutual model,” says Brent Bahler, vice president of public affairs for NAMIC. “The great-grandson of one of those founders still runs the farm mutual company  in Iowa, and is active in the association established by his great-grandfather.”  

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