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Buena Vista Mutual Insurance Association of Storm Lake and Ida Mutual Insurance Association of Ida Grove have merged their two companies and have become Members Mutual Insurance Association. Their location remains in Storm Lake at 1711 North Lake Avenue, which is the same location as previous Buena Vista Mutual in Storm Lake.
Both Buena Vista Mutual and Ida Mutual Insurance Associations originated in 1887 and each had 126 years of experience in the insurance business. In addition, the two Boards of Directors have merged together and have governance over the new company. Management and staff of Members Mutual are the same and are assisting with the merger completion.
The merger of the two companies made a much stronger one by spreading out the risks and adding surplus. This allowed us to be able to save considerable reinsurance costs, lowering operating costs due to lower overhead, and having one office to maintain. This should help us maintain more consistent rates.
Our agents are the same and share the same goal: to care for our customer’s needs and services. Everything provided to members of both organizations you have come to believe in and trust are still available at our offices. We are able to write in 14 counties in Iowa, including Buena Vista, Ida, Sac, Carroll, Crawford, Monona, Woodbury, O’Brien, Calhoun, Pocahontas, Cherokee, Clay, Palo Alto, and Dickinson.
Our Reinsurance Partner
Our Reinsurance Partner is Grinnell Mutual.
For over 100 years, Grinnell Mutual has been a trusted source of quality insurance. We offer auto, home, farm, and business to cover whatever you need to protect.
They are an industry leader.
Grinnell Mutual is the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America because integrity and trust are their core values. That’s good business. Since 1976, Grinnell Mutual has been rated A (Excellent) or higher by A.M. Best Company. We’re also one of 10 Iowa companies to earn a Top Workplace award every year since the honor was created in 2010. It’s a reflection of Grinnell Mutual’s commitment to our most valuable asset — our employees.