Mutual Understanding

    • Nonprofit of the Month — Delta-Waverly Rotary Club Backpack Program

      August 28, 2019 - 2:05 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.

      It’s back to school for students across our six-state region. But some students need a little more in their...Full story

    • 4 Simple Ways To Protect Your Social Media Status

      August 14, 2019 - 2:19 PM

      Hastings Mutual is an insurance company, and the idea of insurance usually makes people think of something necessary yet boring, and something that has to be done in person. In other words, not like social media at all.

      Hopefully by now you’re a follower of Hastings Mutual’s Facebook page,...Full story

    • The Safety Tool For Every Contractor

      August 7, 2019 - 2:04 PM

      There are contractors for every part of the house — from electrical work to basement plumbing. But not much can be done on a house until there’s a frame in place to build on.

      Between April 2018 and April 2019, total building permits for Illinois increased 19% (throughout northern...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month — United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program

      July 31, 2019 - 1:22 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.

      Spectrum Health’s United Lifestyles Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) takes care of the families taking care of their...Full story

    • The Last Thing You Need To Do This Week

      July 24, 2019 - 2:14 PM

      This Friday afternoon, when you’re winding down but still in the office, there’s one task you can do that won’t be too demanding, but will leave your workspace the way you’d like to find it Monday morning. Cleaning your office.

      Look at the piles of paper spread across your desk...Full story

    • How Metalworkers Stay Safe

      July 19, 2019 - 8:37 AM

      The word “metalist” might not mean anything to you yet, at least not until you think about everyone who works with metal, like tool makers and machine parts manufacturers. A metalist is anyone who works with and produces metal products. It’s also the name of Hastings Mutual’s commercial insurance coverage...Full story
    • Nonprofit of the Month — Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly

      June 26, 2019 - 3:00 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.

      Hastings Mutual’s home office is in Hastings, Michigan, the seat of Barry County. A lot of our neighboring businesses...Full story

    • The Easiest Way To Help People In Need

      June 19, 2019 - 2:53 PM

      You know Hastings Mutual offers insurance products — we talk about it almost every week here on “Mutual Understanding.” We also applaud the efforts of our independent insurance agent partners, who work in their own communities across our six-state region to support nonprofit organizations: specifically, organizations that help those in...Full story

    • How To Protect Your Credit Card From Hackers

      June 13, 2019 - 1:07 PM

      We’ve talked about financial online security and changing your password before. But there’s more to online safety than what you can do for yourself. Cyber liability and data breach response coverage, like the kind Hastings Mutual offers, helps companies stay in business after an online attack.

      A survey from...Full story

    • Planning Spring Planting (video)

      June 6, 2019 - 10:32 AM

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      Planning Spring Planting

      Spring is finally here, and it’s time to think about planting your vegetables and flowers so you can enjoy them all summer long.

      Some of you may plant in small plants or fill acres of land with what you are growing....Full story