Austin Mutual Insurance Company became an affiliate of super-regional The Main Street America Group in 2012 and the partnership has opened many great opportunities throughout Minnesota.
Minnesota’s independent agents will benefit greatly from this affiliation. Main Street America and Austin Mutual are focused on expanding their market share in the state in commercial lines, personal lines and bonds. Their commercial product suite features the robust Main Line Business Owners Policy (Main Line BOP), as well as tiered commercial auto, commercial umbrella and workers’ compensation. Austin Mutual’s personal lines product suite includes private passenger auto, homeowners, umbrella, dwellings and mobile homes. Their bonds product line features fidelity bonds and commercial surety.
Austin Mutual has been meeting the insurance needs of Minnesota individuals, families and businesses since 1896. Much like Austin Mutual, Main Street America’s rich history began nearly a century ago when the company was established to provide auto liability insurance to members of the Grange Fraternity in New Hampshire.
The two storied insurance carriers share much in common – in particular, our steadfast commitment to you, the independent insurance agent, as our sole channel of distribution. In addition, both Austin Mutual and Main Street America are strong company partners of Trusted Choice® and Consumer Agent Portal (TrustedChoice.com). In fact, Main Street America was honored with the “2013 Award of Excellence” from the MIIAB for its commitment to Minnesota and independent agents. The Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove is headquarters for Austin Mutual and Main Street America’s Western Region.
Austin Mutual – as well as Main Street America’s other eight property and casualty writing companies – are “A” rated by A.M. Best for their financial strength. They also carry an “a+” issuer credit rating from A.M. Best. Main Street America has been selected to the Ward’s 50 for three consecutive years based on sustained five-year financial performance. This ranks it amongst the top 2 percent of all U.S. property/casualty companies.
Main Street America annually writes more than $1 billion in premium and has more than $2.3 billion in total assets. It partners with more than 2,000 independent agents to provide superior, personal service to over 600,000 policyholders. The company writes personal lines and commercial lines in 36 states, and fidelity and surety bond products in 45 states.
To represent Austin Mutual and Main Street America in your local market, and capitalize on their financial strength and solid Minnesota presence, please visit www.msagroup.com and click on the “Become a Main Street America Agent” link.