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Press Release

July 11, 2022

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Named a 2022 Ward Group Top 50 Property-and-Casualty Insurance Company

(Anchorage, Alaska) Umialik Insurance Company and Western National Insurance Group today announced that the Group has once again been named to the Ward’s 50 Benchmark Group of top-performing property-and-casualty insurance companies in the United States.

Being named to this group recognizes Western National for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period (2017 – 2021). This is the 17th time in the past 18 years (and the 14th consecutive year) that Western National has been named to this list of top performers.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized by Ward Group, the trusted leader of benchmarking and best practices services for the insurance industry”, said Rick Long, President and CEO. “Being included in this elite group of top performing property-and-casualty insurance companies reinforces the continued financial strength and stability of Western National Insurance Group. This achievement is made possible through the support of our policyholders and agency partners, and the contribution of all our outstanding employees, one relationship at a time.”

Ward Group®, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based consulting firm that specializes in the insurance industry, annually reviews the financial results of over 3,000 Property/Casualty insurance companies, selecting the top 50 performers. This group of 50 companies is referred to as the "Ward's 50".

Umialik Insurance Company, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, has served the property-and-casualty insurance needs of Alaskans since 1981. Umialik is a member of Western National Insurance Group, a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 19 states across the Northern, Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 41 states. Together, the affiliated Group writes over $800 million in personal and commercial direct premium through five active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, and American Freedom Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Senior Vice President – Communications & Customer Experience
(952) 921-5680 or (800) 862-6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com