HASTINGS, MI--(Marketwire - June 10, 2010) -  Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, a regional Property Casualty insurance organization, now serves six states in the Midwest. Beginning April, 2010, Hastings Mutual began offering farm, commercial and personal insurance products exclusively through their independent agency partnerships.

This is an exciting development for the 125 year old company. Dan Hill, Vice President of Marketing, states, "Expanding our national reach was a decision we did not take lightly. We spent a considerable amount of time ensuring a new state addition would blend well into Hastings Mutual's current market mix. We take pride in our financial strength and we know Iowa will offer us the opportunity to grow while providing exceptional coverage and service."

The company will use their existing business model to begin operations. This includes territory managers who are responsible for developing and maintaining independent agency partnerships. Vallery Jameson is Hastings Mutual's first hire in Iowa. She has 14 years of insurance experience with agricultural and commercial lines focus. As the new territory manager, Vallery commented, "I am excited to begin developing relationships with independent agents. I have had the privilege to work with many of these same individuals in the past and I am eager to introduce all of Hastings Mutual's products and benefits to Iowa."

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is planning on developing additional staff in Iowa to ensure quality services and customer satisfaction.

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Hastings Mutual is an award winning, A. M. Best: A+ rated, regional Property Casualty insurance company. Hastings Mutual operates in six Midwestern states. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, has been writing commercial, farm, and personal lines business through independent agents since 1885. For more information about Hastings Mutual and their 125th anniversary, access the company web site: www.hastingsmutual.com.

Contact Information:

Kelly Gmazel
Marketing Manager
Tel: 269.948.1878