Market Overview

Church Mutual Now Live with CM Select, a New Online Insurance Company


Church Mutual Insurance Company has launched CM Select Insurance
Company. CM Select is the first insurer to offer online access to a
product created specifically for smaller churches and other religious
organizations. These organizations can easily obtain quotes, purchase
policies and manage their insurance needs online, simplifying the
insurance-buying process.

"As all sectors of business, including faith-based organizations, move
toward a digital-first approach, we've taken the opportunity to disrupt
the market with CM Select," said Kurt Brandau, CM Select president.
"Churches, especially smaller churches, tend to be strapped for time and
are looking for convenient coverage that is unique to their specific
needs. We're proud to be the first insurer of faith-based organizations
to provide an online purchasing experience, allowing them to spend more
time focusing on their mission."

The launch of CM Select demonstrates that the Church Mutual family of
companies continues to lead the industry, finding new ways to meet the
needs of houses of worship.

"We have built our success on listening and responding to the needs of
faith-based organizations," said Rich Poirier, Church Mutual Insurance
Company president and CEO. "Our policyholders continue to embrace
technology and want online access to their insurance information. We
developed this company with their needs in mind."

CM Select is currently writing business owner policies (BOP) for smaller
churches and other religious organizations in Michigan with plans to
launch in Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
and Wisconsin by year's end. This rapid growth is expected to continue
through 2019. CM Select has earned a financial strength rating of A
(Excellent) From A.M. Best.

About CM Select
This wholly owned subsidiary of Church
Mutual Insurance Company is a provider of insurance designed
specifically to meet the needs of smaller religious organizations of all
denominations. Coverage includes BOP property and liability insurance.
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About Church Mutual
Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded
in 1897, offers specialized insurance for religious organizations of all
denominations, as well as schools, camps, denominational offices and
senior living facilities. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial
property and liability insurance, including multi-peril, workers'
compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance,
Church Mutual provides a spectrum of value-added solutions that benefit
its customers. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company "A" (excellent) rating
  • 2018 Ward's 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center
  • Wisconsin 75 by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Futuremakers Partner, by Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Celent Model Insurer for innovation and emerging technologies
  • Award in Innovation for entrepreneurialism and innovation, by National
    Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

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