Mutual Understanding

    • The Personal Touch In Insurance

      November 21, 2019 - 1:06 PM

      When is the last time you visited a bookstore? Even if you’re not a serious reader, maybe you stopped in to pick up a magazine, or even get a cup of coffee, if the store offered it. Perhaps while you were standing in...Full story

    • Wine Insurance: Protection For Your Favorite Vintner

      November 13, 2019 - 1:22 PM

      Insurance isn’t something most people spend much time thinking about (except us here at Hastings Mutual, of course). When you do think about it, it’s to get your house and car protected from damage or injury. We’ve also talked about business coverage for...Full story

    • How Senior Drivers Can Protect Everyone On The Road

      November 6, 2019 - 1:08 PM

      When I got my driver’s license at 16, I remember a feeling of freedom. It would be a while before I owned a car, but now at least I had the opportunity to go where I wanted when I wanted. It’s a feeling...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: YMCA of Barry County

      October 30, 2019 - 1:19 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.

      The YMCA of Barry...Full story

    • 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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