MILE-STONE® celebrates a milestone 21st anniversary
The world was a very different place in 1998. Titanic swept the nation, Google was founded, the first MP3 players burst onto the scene, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire had us all asking, "Is that your final answer?"
While 1998 was a monumental year in terms of pop culture, it was even more monumental for SECURA as our home and auto package, MILE-STONE®, was born.
To understand how far we've come, we'd like to take you back.
In 1900, SECURA was founded on a principle of protecting what matters most. As the years advanced and technology evolved, following the success of the farm offering we became known for, SECURA expanded to offer home and auto, commercial, and specialty policies.
In November 1997, work began on MILE-STONE, the company's new home and auto package policy. This new addition offered policyholders one simple, convenient, and competitively priced package. MILE-STONE featured broad auto, homeowners, and umbrella coverages while the MILE-STONE Gold endorsement offered even broader coverages with increased special limits.
In June 1998, MILE-STONE officially launched in the state of Wisconsin. During its first few months of life, more than 700 policies were issued giving policyholders superior coverage over their home and automobiles.
Today, our MILE-STONE product has protected thousands of homeowners across the Midwest, Colorado, and Arizona.
As homeowners' needs changed, so did MILE-STONE. Recent additions to the package include Pet ProtectorSM, Travel RescuerSM, Roadside RescuerSM, Hobby Farm Coverage, Underground Service Line Coverage, and so much more.
To learn more about MILE-STONE and to find a SECURA agent near you, click here.
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When Jenny VanDeHei left for college to study business, she thought she had picked her last stone and fed her last calf. She loved the family farm she grew up on, but she saw her future as an accountant, in an office building in the city, far from the country fresh smell of cow manure.
When you’re born into a farm family, on the job training begins the moment you can walk. You learn quickly where it’s safe to play, not to startle the animals, and that there’s always a way you can help – no matter your age. Curt Weis, Manager – Farm and Agribusiness Training, can attest to this because he earned his keep by working on his family’s farm right up until he left for college.
Patti Lemke, Sr. Agribusiness Underwriter, spent her entire young life living and working on a farm. Her parents owned and operated a small farm in Eden, Wis. that milked 65 cows in a stanchion barn, and she worked on a large dairy farm that milked 700 head from the time she was 14 until she left for college.