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    • Condominiums: How to Protect Your Winter Home

      September 6, 2018 - 11:16 AM

      The weather’s getting cooler, and the kids are in college. You may be ready to move on to the next step in your life — out of the house and into a condominium. Hastings Mutual has condo owners property insurance designed exclusively for you. Condo owners insurance is known as...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: St. Martin's Healthcare

      August 29, 2018 - 9:36 AM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month. St. Martin’s Healthcare is the only free medical clinic in DeKalb and Noble counties in Indiana. It offers doctor...Full story

    • How To Cross-Sell (And Benefit From It)

      August 22, 2018 - 11:51 AM

      Cross-selling is a word we use in insurance when we work with clients who might be interested in more than one kind of policy. For example, if someone has a Homeowners policy, an agent might be able to cross-sell an auto policy, since that person probably owns both a house...Full story

    • Why Your Church Needs Protection

      August 8, 2018 - 10:24 AM

      For many people, a place of worship isn’t just somewhere to visit once a week; it’s part of their community. It’s where they see their friends, celebrate life-changing events like weddings, and gather for activities open to everyone, like youth groups or Bible studies.

      A church, synagogue, mosque, or other worship...Full story

    • Spreading The Word About Your Business (video)

      August 2, 2018 - 10:43 AM

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    • Can You Run Your Business From Home?

      August 1, 2018 - 1:36 PM

      One of the most exciting things about technology is the opportunities it provides, from one-click shopping to working from home — if it wasn’t for the internet, who would ever be able to finish a project while still in their pajamas? Some employers may offer a chance to work from...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Child Development Services of Ottawa County

      July 25, 2018 - 2:31 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.

      Child Development Services of Ottawa County is behind Lakeshore Head Start, a preschool program for Ottawa and northern Allegan...Full story

    • How To Read Your Policy

      July 19, 2018 - 10:15 AM

      You’ve got a great policy with Hastings Mutual, one that provides the coverage you need. But how do you read it? What do those words mean? What exactly is covered under the terms of the policy? The best way to answer those questions is to ask your knowledgeable, helpful independent...Full story

    • Insurance 101 – Key Terms

      July 11, 2018 - 8:39 AM

      Like any business, insurance has its own special language. Here’s a little dictionary of some of the most common terms you’ll see and hear when working with Hastings Mutual, and property and casualty insurance in general.

      Actual Cash Value (ACV): What property (like a house or car) is worth,...Full story

    • Hastings Mutual’s New Online Initiatives (video)

      July 5, 2018 - 11:04 AM

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