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Press Release

July 16, 2019

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Named a 2019 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 (2014 – 2018). This is the 14th time in the past 15 years (and the 11th 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 Stuart Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “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 dedication of our outstanding employees.”

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 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $660 million in Direct Premium through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

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