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Ward’s 50 awarded for eighth consecutive year!

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We are pleased to announce our selection as a Ward’s 50 Property-Casualty Company for the eighth straight year! This honor is bolstered by our recently-designated A.M. Best Positive Outlook on our already strong A rating. A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating source. “We are so honored to once again be [...]

Farm Safety Information To Review During 2016 ASAP Week

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It is 2016 Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week! This means it’s a great time to review important farm safety information with your workers and family. We curated our top farm safety articles and broke them down by topic for you to easily navigate which ones may apply to you.   At Rural Mutual, we’re involved [...]

For FFA Week 2016, Five Farm Safety Tips To Always Remember

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We’re excited for FFA Week and grateful for the education it provides to future farmers and the like. But safety is an important component of education, too. We’re here to remind young farmers and those supervising them of these top five safety tips. “Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers [...]

Apply for the 2016 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship Program

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The annual Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship program is looking for your essay addressing the topic: “What strategies should legislators consider to address the dilemma of increasing town/village fire and emergency medical costs?”   Your thoughts – combined with your writing skill and creativity – can put you in line to receive one of seven scholarships. [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters

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The stories below were featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Each one demonstrates a great act of sportsmanship by players, coaches and fans. Collectively, these stories show that #SportsmanshipMatters.   Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Big Foot at Edgerton

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This sportsmanship story from Official Ananda Sathsivam was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Sathsivam officiated a boys soccer game between Big Foot and Edgerton on Oct. 1, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is Sathsivam’s story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Spooner Invitational

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This sportsmanship story from Official Dick Nerbun was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Nerbun officiated a cross country invitational on Sept. 3, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Laona/Wabeno at Crandon

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This sportsmanship story from Official Diane Ashbeck was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Ashbeck officiated a volleyball game between Laona/Wabeno and Crandon on Sept. 17, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is Ashbeck’s story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Abbotsford at Owen-Withee

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This sportsmanship story from Official Rich Hoh was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Hoh officiated a football game between Abbotsford and Owen-Withee on Sept. 18, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Oneida Nation at Gibraltar

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This sportsmanship story from Official Doug Day was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Day officiated a football game between Oneida Nation and Gibraltar on Sept. 18, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Holmen at La Crosse Logan

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This sportsmanship story from Official Rich Hanson was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Hanson officiated a football game between Holmen and La Crosse Logan on Sept. 25, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing [...]

#SportsmanshipMatters – Germantown at Port Washington

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This sportsmanship story from Official Stephen Sanders was featured in the October Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) bulletin. Sanders officiated a football game between Germantown and Port Washington on Oct. 9, 2015, and came away deeply impressed. Here is his story: Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a [...]

World Dairy Expo: The History, The Legacy

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Dairy is in our DNA. We're celebrating the 49th World Dairy Expo, which attracts more than 70,000 global dairy leaders and enthusiasts. The 2015 expo takes place at the Alliant Energy Center from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. The event has a rich history and legacy, and now includes more than 835 companies from 25 countries, 44 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces.

Rural Mutual Voted One of Madison’s Best Places to Work

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company is thrilled to be named to Madison Magazine’s 2015 list of Madison’s Best Places to Work. The only way to be named to this list is by a vote of confidence from its employees in the form of an anonymous survey. Survey results revealed many things that set Rural Mutual apart [...]

2015 Spring/Summer Sportsmanship Award Winners

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The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and Rural Mutual have chosen the recipients of the team Sportsmanship Awards for the 2015 spring and summer state tournaments:   Boys Team Tennis – Marquette Girls Soccer – Menomonee Falls Spring Baseball – Rio Softball – Watertown Summer Baseball – Pewaukee   The WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance sportsmanship award is presented to one [...]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Wisconsin Farm Tech Days

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Wisconsin Farm Tech Days is upon us! An ag-centered showcase of farm technology and its practical applications, Farm Tech Days exhibits more than 600 educational and commercial vendors who share with visitors their machinery, equipment, facilities, products, and services. Starting all the way back in 1954, Farm Tech Days has grown into an innovation hub that’s [...]

21.5 Million OPM Breach Victims May Already Have Access to Long-Term Identity Management Services

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company is proud to partner with IDT911 to provide proactive and reactive identity management services to its policyholders.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. July 20, 2015 — Following breaking news confirming 21.5 million Office of Personnel Management breach victims had their social security numbers exposed, IDT911™ and Rural Mutual Insurance Company announce that those [...]

Rural Mutual Continues to be Recognized as One of Nation’s Best Insurance Companies

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For the seventh consecutive year, Rural Mutual was selected as a “Ward’s 50 Top Performer”, awarded to the nation’s best insurance companies.  Annually, Ward Group analyzes the financial performance of over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies domiciled in the United States and identifies the top performers. Each of the top fifty companies is awarded the Ward’s [...]

Alice in Dairyland: A Q&A with Wisconsin’s Agricultural Ambassador

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As Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador, Alice in Dairyland is a position that strives to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the part agriculture plays in our daily lives. We talked to Teyanna Loether, Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland. What made you want to become Alice in Dairyland? I have always looked up to Alice in Dairyland as a [...]

Staying Safe While Milking

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There are risks with just about every chore on a farm--and milking animals is no different.

Apply for the 2015 Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship!

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The annual Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship program is looking for your essay addressing the topic: “Why is town road investment important to economic development in Wisconsin?” Your thoughts — combined with your writing skill and creativity — can put you in line to receive one of seven scholarships. Rural Mutual Insurance Company, Wisconsin Towns Association, [...]

Snow Removal: Are You Covered? Are You Sure?

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The hardest thing we ever do is tell a client there is no coverage. We want to make sure that you are covered properly and adequately so that if a claim occurs we can give you a check. This article is part of a series Rural Mutual Chief Executive Office, Peter Pelizza, is writing in the Wisconsin Farm [...]

Open Enrollment runs from November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015

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Avoid the Tax Penalty The tax penalty for not having health insurance is increasing. The penalty for 2015 is $325 per person or 2% of your household income, whichever amount is larger. Avoiding the penalty is easy: get covered. And now it’s easier to get covered. Under healthcare reform, you can’t be denied coverage for pre-existing [...]

Identity Protection Tips for Online and Retail Holiday Shopping

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The holiday season can be a frantic time for both online and retail shoppers. With this knowledge, identity thieves are well prepared to target shoppers—leaving shopping safely largely in the hands of consumers. Armed with awareness, shoppers can confidently make their purchases and protect their identities. Keep these tips in mind when shopping online:There are [...]

Crops in the Open: Are You Covered? Are You Sure?

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The hardest thing we ever do is tell a client there is no coverage. We want to make sure that you are covered properly and adequately so that if a claim occurs we can give you a check. This article is part of a series Rural Mutual Chief Executive Office, Peter Pelizza, is writing in the Wisconsin Farm [...]