West Bend Mutual Insurance: Wins Company Award of Excellence

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West Bend Mutual Insurance Wins Company Award of Excellence

WEST BEND, Wis. (September 23, 2016) – West Bend Mutual Insurance is the winner of the 2016 Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) National Company Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence honors West Bend for its dedicated support of the American independent agency system by providing outstanding service to agents, furthering the interests of agents, and actively supporting the company’s efforts to create a better business environment for professional, independent insurance agents.

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) represents independent insurance agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. PIA National presents four prestigious national awards annually: the Company Award of Excellence, Company Representative of the Year, Managing General Agency (MGA) of the Year and Excellence in Social Media awards.

Individual PIA members, as well as PIA state and regional affiliate associations submit nominations.

West Bend will be presented with the award at a luncheon ceremony on Friday, September 23, 2016, held in conjunction with the association’s 2016 Fall Governance Meetings in Omaha, Nebraska.

About West Bend Mutual Insurance West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1894 and headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, provides property/casualty insurance products throughout the Midwest. The company offers a broad personal lines coverage package, a full range of commercial products and services, insurance for specialty lines, and a surety division. West Bend employs more than 1,200 associates and is represented by approximately 1,300 independent insurance agencies throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, and Nebraska and has grown to more than $1.5 billion in assets and over $1 billion in annual revenue. The company has been rated A (Excellent) or better by A.M. Best since 1971 and is consistently ranked at the top of a nationwide ease-of-doing business survey.