Photo taken of Matanuska Glacier in AK.

Matanuska Glacier, AK
Photo by Stacey Matteson | Umialik Employee


July 16, 2014

Western National Insurance Group named to 2014 Ward's Top 50

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group (WNIG) of Edina, Minn., today announced that it has been named to the 2014 Ward’s 50 Benchmark Group of top-performing property-and-casualty 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 (2009 – 2013). This is the ninth time in the past ten years (and the sixth consecutive year) that Western National has been named to this list of top performers.

“We are pleased to be recognized once again by the Ward Group® as an industry leader in financial strength and performance," said Stuart Henderson, president and chief executive officer. "Our focus continues to be on providing service that anticipates customer needs and offers impressive solutions. We’re gratified to see that this service-oriented mission and the hard work of our employees, independent agents, and other business partners have once again resulted in such superior financial performance. We look forward to building on this financial strength for the continued protection of our policyholders in the years to come.”

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".

Western National Insurance Group (WNIG), headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of seven active property-and-casualty insurance companies writing over $400 million of personal, commercial, and surety premium on over $315 million of policyholder’s surplus. The group serves the insurance needs of individuals, families, and businesses in 19 states in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S., with products sold exclusively through independent insurance agents.

For further information, please contact:

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