HiSTORY OF sOCIETY

ON MUTUAL GROUND

In 2015, as we look back on a century of change, we’re proud to say our steadfast commitment to being a policyholder-owned mutual company has never wavered. We honor the threshermen who started it all in 1915 and the business owners of today whose livelihoods we are entrusted to protect. We acknowledge our agents and employees past and present for their contributions, and we celebrate a future in which we all continue to stand on mutual ground.

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2015

We embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders.

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2013

Nearing a century of growth and strength, direct written premium reaches $150 million as more and more business owners choose Society.

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2012

We embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders.

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2011

Rick Parks becomes the ninth president in our nearly 100-year history.

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2007

Our “Society’s Best” agent recognition program is introduced.

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2007

We establish the Society Insurance Charitable Fund and disburse $675,000 in grants to the community in the first eight years.

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2006

We are endorsed by:

  • the Indiana Restaurant Association.
  • the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association.
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2004

James P. Thomas serves as our president until 2011.

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    2002
    We are endorsed by the Wisconsin Medical Society.
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    2001
    The Iowa Lodging Association endorses us.
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    1999

    We are endorsed by:

    • the Wisconsin Grocers Association.
    • the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association.
    • the Hotel-Motel Association of Illinois.
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    1998

    The Iowa Hospitality Association endorses us.

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      1997
      Society expands into Indiana.
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      1996

      Society expands into Illinois and Iowa.

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      1995

      We change our name from Threshermen’s Mutual Insurance Company to Society Insurance.

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      1993

      The entire company moves to our new building on Camelot Drive.

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      1989

      To accommodate growth, our Claim Department moves to a temporary location at 7 Sheboygan St.

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      1987

      Threshermen’s Mutual Insurance Company replaces Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Company as a workers compensation assigned risk carrier for the state of Wisconsin.

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        1987
        Michael L. Wagner serves as our president until 2004.
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        1986

        We are endorsed by the Wisconsin Innkeepers Association.

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        1985

        The Wisconsin Restaurant Association endorses us for workers compensation.

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        1983

        The Wisconsin Restaurant Association endorses us for property and liability.

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        1980

        The addition of commercial property and casualty insurance helps drive our gross written premium to over $10 million.

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        1975

        We diversify to include commercial property and casualty insurance.

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        1967

        John T. Boyle serves as our general manager until 1974 when he becomes president, a post he holds until 1987.