SECURA marks 119 years of excellence
In New York City, work began on the locale’s first section of subway. In Paris, the first Olympic games that allowed women to compete took place. And, in Seymour, Wis., Julius Bubolz formed the Farmers Home Mutual Hail, Tornado & Cyclone Insurance Company.
The year was 1900, and it brought with it these exciting achievements. Why is Bubolz’s accomplishment so exciting? That insurance company became one we know well — SECURA Insurance. This Friday, March 1, our company celebrates its 119th anniversary.Read More →
SECURA recognizes top-performing agencies of 2018 at annual conference
Each year, we gather to honor our top agencies for their outstanding business performance at our annual Premier Agent Professional Development Conference.
We place a high value on the relationships we have with our agents and we are proud to honor six agencies that represent the best of the best. These agencies were chosen based on their premium volume, profitability, growth and loss history with us.
Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts
Kevin Schock's Story
Most people would probably consider someone who majored in agricultural studies and minored in agronomy at Iowa State University to be more than proficient when it comes to farm knowledge. Tack on actual firsthand farming experience, and you have a true expert.Read More →
Spreading risk: Why keeping it local isn’t always better when it comes to risk
SECURA’s corporate headquarters aren’t far from its roots on a small family farm operated by the Bubolz family at the turn of the 20th Century. Our first “office” was the parlor of the family’s farmhouse, a painting of which hangs in the Home Office. It’s a powerful reminder of where we started and why we continue to focus our efforts on protecting our policyholders as a mutual company.Read More →
What financial strength ratings mean for customers in the insurance industry
When looking for an insurance provider, the ability to pay claims is likely at the top of your priority list. Put simply, you want to know that your insurance company is going to deliver when you need it most.Read More →
Delayed flights and lost luggage often headline the list of concerns for travelers, but they are minor inconveniences compared to severe illness, missing prescriptions, or serious injury away from home.
The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.
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.