The mutual idea is still a good idea.
In the 1870s across Wisconsin, farmers and business owners organized town mutual insurance companies to protect each other from financial loss if their farms, businesses, or homes were lost due to fire. The key goals of the mutuals were to maintain local control, provide excellent service and keep rates affordable. Today, that mutual way of taking care of each other is still alive at Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation. Our primary interest is not increasing profits but protecting your homes, farms and businesses—just like it was with our founders. In fact, we like to say, “We have a mutual interest…you.”