Photo taken of Matanuska Glacier in AK.

Matanuska Glacier, AK
Photo by Stacey Matteson | Umialik Employee


July 11, 2023

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Named a 2023 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 (2018 – 2022). This is the 18th time in the past 19 years (and the 15th consecutive year) that Western National has been named to this list of top performers.

“We are pleased to once again be recognized by Ward Group, the trusted leader of benchmarking and best practices solutions for the insurance industry,” said Rick Long, President and CEO. “Being recognized in this esteemed group of top performing property-and-casualty companies reinforces the continued strength and stability of the Western National Insurance Group. We take great pride in this achievement, and we attribute this recognition to the continued trust and support of our policyholders and agency partners and the excellent work that our employees do each and every day.”

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 Midwestern, Northern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 38 states. Together, the affiliated Group writes over $900 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)