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Hastings Mutual Overview

Hastings, MI
201 to 500 employees
1885
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Hastings Mutual is committed to offering top quality commercial, farm, and personal insurance products to our customers through a network of independent agents who are experts in their field. In addition, our talented employees are committed to providing excellent service to our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide insurance products and services at fair prices while maintaining the financial soundness of the company through prudent management. Our mission, guided by the highest ethical standards, is to maintain a growing organization that serves the interests of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • It's test drive time! Hastings Mutual staff are trying out various seating options and workspace mock-ups in preparation for our home office renovation project.

  • We didn't let the rain stop us from having a good time! This years annual company picnic featured a "Fiesta" theme with taco bar, awesome prizes, desserts and of course- a bounce house!

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Hastings Mutual – Why Work For Us?


Providing Peace of Mind So You Can Enjoy the Things You Love.

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an award-winning, regional property/casualty insurance company with a six-state, Midwest marketing territory, with our corporate office located in Hastings, Michigan and our new Information Technology office in Alpharetta, Georgia. For over 125 years, Hastings Mutual has built an outstanding reputation based on excellent customer service and top quality insurance products, backed by sound fiscal responsibility. 

Are you looking to embark on a fulfilling career in the insurance industry? Do you currently have experience but are looking to become more than just a "number"? 

Join us!

We treat our employees as valued team members and we are continuously finding new ways to enrich our employee's lives and careers. From fully paid certification training, to our full-service D.W. Windstorm Café offering breakfast, lunch, complimentary coffee and tea, onsite massage services and fitness classes, to our community outreach programs, we strive to take care of our employees and our community. And with our employee recognition programs and appreciation days, you'll definitely feel like part of a family. 

Hastings Mutual is a regional employer of choice, carries an "A" rating by A.M. Best Company and has been named to the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in West Michigan each year since 2011.

Proud Legacy. Strong Future.

On April 5, 1885 the Michigan Mutual Tornado, Cyclone and Windstorm Company was founded by Daniel Webster (D.W.) Rogers. Today, we are an award-winning, quality organization with financial stability equaled by few in the industry. 

In 1880, and again in 1882, tornadoes tore through parts of the small community of Hastings, Michigan, destroying over $225,000 worth of property. At the time, this amount was nearly 500 times the cost of a new home. D.W. Rogers, a local farmer, took action. At his request, his brother, state legislator Jeremiah Rogers, sponsored a bill legalizing the formation of windstorm insurance companies in Michigan, which became law in February of 1885.

On April 5, 1885, the Hastings-based Michigan Mutual Tornado, Cyclone and Windstorm Insurance Company was incorporated. By 1908, "The Windstorm Company" had grown from 160 to 43,000 policyholders, sharing $74,000,000 of insurance in force. At the end of 1925 the company was the second largest mutual windstorm insurance company in the world. Prosperity continued through the 1930's, 40's and 50's, even during the Great Depression.

On January 15, 1959, "The Windstorm Company" formally reorganized as a general, non-assessable mutual known as Hastings Mutual Insurance Company. We remain committed to technological advances, innovative products and the independent agency system, with over 900 agencies servicing Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

For well over 100 years, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company has built an outstanding reputation based on quality customer service and needed insurance products, backed by sound company finances. We are indeed proud of our past and look forward to a progressive future.

Great People and Opportunities Since 1885.

The success of Hastings Mutual is a result of the approximately 450 individuals across our business who bring experience and dedication every day. Regardless of the role or department, our business is a collaborative one, where every employee’s contributions are both valued and rewarded.

Some key areas of our business include:

Administrative Support

Our Corporate Services, Processing and Support Services teams are responsible for the often-complex communication and documentation management needs of our business. Roles within these areas are typically entry-level in nature and are great “first-step” positions into a progressive career with our company.

Sample Roles: Data Processor, Support Services Processor

Claim

One of our largest divisions, the Claim team at Hastings Mutual ensures that every claim filed by a policyholder, no matter how big or small, is handled as effectively and efficiently as possible. Claim team members also see that Hastings Mutual is issuing payments within policy guidelines and work to identify process improvements and enhancements. Members across the Claim division work closely with both our agency force and policyholders. Other areas of the Claim division include key insurance areas such as Actuarial Services and Product Development.

Sample Roles: Actuarial Analyst, Agency Payment Representative, Claim Representative, Senior Property Representative, Product Manager

Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) division is responsible for the management and deployment of our computer hardware, software, and insurance management applications, such as Guidewire and OnBase. Our IT team works to deliver tools and resources for not only Hastings Mutual employees, but to our agents and policyholders in addition to ensuring that our company’s data and network infrastructure is secure from breeches or fraudulent activity.

Sample Roles: Application Development Manager, Configuration Developer, Integration Developer, Web Developer, PC Support Technician

Insurance Operations

Insurance Operations is responsible for the Underwriting activities across all lines of our business. Whether at the corporate office or in the field, members of the Insurance Operations team work with agencies and policyholders in evaluating liabilities, risks and coverages to deliver competitive premium pricing. Likewise, our Loss Control team works not only to evaluate risks, but delivers expert consultation on safety and loss prevention. The Insurance Operations team is pivotal in delivering and maintaining our strong financial stability.

Sample Roles: Commercial Field Specialist, Loss Control Consultant, Senior Underwriter

Marketing

The Marketing division at Hastings Mutual works to engage our agency force while identifying new agents and growth opportunities across our six-state territory. Whether from our corporate offices or in the field, Marketing team members are often the first point of contact for our valued agents. The Marketing team also manages Hastings Mutual Social Media, Print Production and Website Content initiatives to deliver our brand message and mission.

Sample Roles: Graphic Designer, Regional Marketing Manager, Territory Manager

Other Areas

Looking for opportunities within Accounting, Customer Service, Finance or Human Resources? Don't worry, these teams regularly have opportunities within their areas as well.

Ready to join the Hastings Mutual team? Apply Today.

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    Pros

    Hastings Mutual has a solid industry reputation and rating. As an employer, they are big enough to offer opportunities to grow and develop in most areas which is great. They are also small enough for you to not feel like you're just feeding the machine, either. People are great overall, intelligent and approachable is the culture here, from CEO down to entry-level. Benefits and 401k are pretty solid, as is PTO. Great organization all around!

    Cons

    Given its small-town background and location, it's a bit slower to change than other companies, but there are some big picture plans in place. Some applications/technology are very dated yet the Guidewire implementation is huge and will eliminate that. Older building/campus but it's being updated (slowly). The only odd elements are the "dress-up days" where everyone has to dress up when the Board of Directors are onsite and the parking lot which assigns spots based on seniority. You have to be there 15 years to get one! Having a long walk is not great in Michigan winters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up in regards to evolving the company towards the future. HMIC has a great history and legacy but you can't rest on that. Rethink some company traditions just because they're traditions; change is going to be an element especially if you want to grow. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

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Hastings Mutual Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Hastings Mutual (Hastings, MI) in March 2018.

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    Two phone interviews one to discuss job with HR and Talent recruiter and one to discuss job with management and hiring team. Then on site interview face to face with hiring team and other managers later in the process to see if we matched well.

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    • What is your least favorite thing to do in your job role.   1 Answer
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Hastings Mutual Awards & Accolades

  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2011
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2012
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2013
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2014
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2015
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