Photo taken of Matanuska Glacier in AK.

Matanuska Glacier, AK
Photo by Stacey Matteson | Umialik Employee


July 17, 2018

Umialik, Western National Insurance Group Named a 2018 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 (2013 – 2017). This is the 13th time in the past 14 years (and the 10th consecutive year) that Western National has been named to this list of top performers.

"Ward's 50 is a long-standing industry benchmark, so it's a tremendous achievement for Western National Insurance Group to be named to this highly competitive list for ten consecutive years," said Stuart Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our success, financial strength, and stability over the years has been made possible through the support of our policyholders, agency partners, and dedicated employees. We share this recognition with them.”

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, a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies providing personal and commercial coverage in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 32 states. The Group writes over $620 million in Direct Premium through eight active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Western Home Insurance Company, Arizona Auto Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, American Freedom Insurance Company, and Nevada General Insurance Company—and through one affiliate, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. All of the Group’s products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

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