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Press Release

August 17, 2022

A.M. Best Affirms Rating for Umialik, Members of the Western National Insurance Group

(Anchorage, Alaska) Umialik Insurance Company and the Western National Insurance Group today announced that A.M. Best Company has affirmed the Group’s “A+” (Superior) financial strength rating as well as affiliate Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company’s “A” (Excellent) financial strength rating.

“We are pleased to have our Group’s long-term performance and stability as well as our affiliate’s performance recognized by A.M. Best,” said Rick Long, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group. “Both of these rating results affirm the successful execution of our business plan and the hard work of our employees and agency partners, who make a difference for our mutual policyholders with every interaction.”

Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance industry. The company is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

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