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WOOSTER, Ohio (January 1, 2013) – Marion Mutual Insurance Association of Cassella in Mercer County, Ohio, has signed an affiliation agreement with the Wayne Mutual Insurance Company of Wooster. The agreement, which has been approved by the Ohio Department of Insurance, authorizes the existing Wayne Mutual board of directors and company officers to lead both companies. As a result, Marion Mutual has become the latest member of the Wayne Insurance Group.
“Marion Mutual has a well-deserved reputation for providing dependable insurance solutions,” said Tod J. Carmony, who serves as chairman, chief executive officer and president of the Wayne Insurance Group. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to join forces with the talented, dedicated staff at Marion Mutual. Working together, we can expand our capabilities to better meet the insurance needs of our policyholders.”
Marion Mutual provides insurance protection for farms, homes, mobile homes, dwellings, personal property, livestock, machinery and other valuable items. Founded in 1881 as the Marion Mutual Insurance Association of Mercer County, the company was initially located in St. Rose and issued its policies in German. Marion Mutual relocated to its current location in Cassella in 1972 and, in 2010, the company shortened its name to reflect its broader reach into surrounding counties. Marion Mutual remains a mutual company owned by its policyholders.
"This affiliation is a well-timed move for our company, our policyholders and our agents," said Sue M. Swartz, general manager of Marion Mutual. "By uniting with another successful insurance organization like the Wayne Insurance Group, we will better position our company to provide the dependable protection, effective partnerships and creative solutions our policyholders have come to expect.”
With the affiliation now approved, the two companies will begin working closely together, but will continue to operate as separate entities. The Marion Mutual office in Cassella will remain the headquarters of the company and will continue to provide personalized customer service and support.
Other members of the group are Wayne Mutual and Washington Mutual. Wayne Mutual Insurance Company has provided property & casualty insurance to Ohio residents since 1910. In 2009, Washington Mutual Insurance Association signed an affiliation agreement with Wayne Mutual, leading to the formation of the Wayne Insurance Group. Headquartered in Wooster, the group markets its products and services exclusively through a statewide network of more than 130 independent agencies.
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