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Sentry Group Ratings and Company Information
Best Insurance Reports: A+
Url of page where rating was collected:
Best Rating: A.M. Best rating: A+ (superior)
Type of Insurance Company: Private Mutual
Name of Parent Company:
Middlesex Insurance Co.
Dairyland Insurance Co.
Patriot General Insurance Co.
Viking County Mutual Insurance Company
Parker Services, LLC.
Peak Property and Casualty Insurance Corp.
Company History: Sentry insurance was founded in 1904 by members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association. It was originally known as the Hardware Mutual Casualty Company; however, it changed its name to Sentry Insurance A Mutual Company in 1963. Currently Sentry covers more than 1.1 million policy holders and employs over 4,000 associates, who, on average, have a retention of 26 years. The company has 97.6% commercial claims satisfaction percentage, is the largest writer of John Deere Dealerships nationwide and has a 90% Policyholder retention.
Principle Sales Methods: Independent agents and internal sales agents
Life Annuity Business: Sentry Group offers term life and whole life insurance and a spectrum of annuity policies.
Auto Business: Sentry sells auto and motorcycle insurance policies through its subsidiary, Dairyland Insurance.
Special Business: Sentry sells a variety of business insurance policies for auto dealerships, equipment dealerships, food processors, metalworking, RV and boat dealerships, state workers' comp programs, and truck dealerships.
Company Financial Status:
Assets & Premiums: 2013:
Assets: $13.197 billion
Policyholders' Surplus: $4.088 billion
Premiums Earned: $2.222 billion
Lines of Insurance:
States licensed to sell insurance in:
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY