Mutual Understanding

    • Simple Ways To Keep Farms Clean And Safe

      October 24, 2019 - 1:24 PM

      Hastings Mutual offers insurance coverage for three audiences — business owners, families, and farms. Our relationship to farmers reaches back more than 100 years to our founding as the Michigan Mutual Tornado, Cyclone and Windstorm Company. You learned about our Farmowners policy before...Full story

    • Building a “Bug Out Bag” for Homeowner Safety

      October 16, 2019 - 2:53 PM

      Handling risk. That’s what we do, and it’s in fact the entire purpose of insurance: risk management. If something goes wrong you want reassurance that someone is there to support you, and get your business, home, or farm back up and running as soon as possible. Working with an independent...Full story

    • Cyber Awareness Month: The One Rule To Stay Safe Online

      October 10, 2019 - 1:32 PM

      We’ve discussed internet safety several times here on the Mutual Understanding blog (see the related videos on this page), but it’s always worth revisiting here in October, Cyber Awareness Month. One of the best ways to stay safe is to avoid scams — but when there’s a blizzard of emails...Full story
    • The True Costs Of Road Rage

      October 2, 2019 - 1:08 PM

      Sometimes it feels like you can’t help it. Someone is driving slowly in the fast lane, or they race through a red light when you’re about to make a turn. You make an angry gesture and slam on your horn. Watching the news that night, you see a startling report...Full story

    • Farm Emergency Preparedness (video)

      October 1, 2019 - 11:55 AM

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    • Marketing Minute: What goes on your Facebook page? (video)

      September 27, 2019 - 1:49 PM

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    • Nonprofit of the Month — Talons Out Honor Flight

      September 25, 2019 - 1:14 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.

      In November, about 80...Full story

    • Why You Need Errors And Omissions Insurance

      September 19, 2019 - 3:12 PM

      To err is Human; to Forgive, Divine. – Alexander Pope

      We all make mistakes, but some are more serious than others. A mistake can be expensive if you’re a professional contractor and you’re working...Full story

    • What Everyone Needs To Know About Insurance

      September 11, 2019 - 11:40 AM

      A few weeks ago, I was on a walk with a friend and his 15-year-old son. We talked about movies (he enjoyed “Avengers: Endgame”) and what he did over the summer (video games). We also discussed insurance. He didn’t know much about insurance...Full story

    • Natural Disaster Business Protection

      September 5, 2019 - 4:15 PM

      Hurricane Dorian may be the top story in the news right now, as it moves along the east coast of the U.S. It’s damaged homes and city streets in the Bahamas already. You can help survivors here.

      While Hastings Mutual’s six-state region isn’t a target for hurricanes, other natural...Full story