Careers at Hastings Mutual

Great People and Opportunities since 1885.

Employment Benefits


From our humble roots in 1885 providing coverage for windstorm damage, Hastings Mutual has evolved into a leading regional property and casualty insurance carrier, offering innovative products for businesses, farm owners, and individuals. We work with customers in six Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Hastings Mutual is known for its financial strength, high ethical standards, and a culture of service and responsiveness.

Core to our ongoing success is our employees. Whether at the corporate offices in Hastings, Michigan, information technology office in Alpharetta, Georgia, to our remote team members throughout the Midwest, Hastings Mutual is made up of talented professionals across multiple divisions and functional areas. Our commitment to our employees and work culture has been confirmed with our inclusion in the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan” each year since 2011.

At Hastings Mutual, we’re always looking for professionals of all experience and education levels to help us continue our more than 130-year history of successful, stable growth.

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is proud to offer our employees and their family members  a comprehensive suite of benefit and service offerings that promote health, wellness, and peace-of-mind.
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Coverage

Employees can choose from several plan options from Priority Health, including both a Preferred Provider Organization and High Deductible Health Plan paired with a Health Savings Account. Vision and dental plans are also available through leading providers VSP and Delta Dental.


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical and Dependent Care

Life Insurance, Voluntary Life, AD&D, Long Term Care, and Critical Illness offerings

Short and Long Term Disability Plans

Benefit Resource Center
401(k) Plan

We assist our employee’s in their retirement planning by offering an employer match to 401(k) plan contributions in addition to an annual discretionary lump sum contribution.


Incentive Compensation Plan

Employees share in the success of Hastings Mutual, with an annual bonus program tied to our financial results.


Annual Performance Review and Merit Increase Program

Training Bonuses for Achieving Professional Designations
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Much like a concierge service, our EAP provides a range of services to our employees, dependents, and household members. Confidential, professional counselors address marriage and family, addiction, legal and financial concerns, emotional problems, and other relationships, among other topics. There is no cost for these services.


Primary Care Physician (PCP) Visit Program and Tobacco Cessation Program

It pays to be healthy! Employees who visit their primary care physician for annual screenings earn premium discounts for the following plan year, in addition to incentives for completing a tobacco attestation form or company-approved tobacco cessation program.

Group Fitness Classes and Challenges

Throughout the year a variety of low-cost group fitness classes are offered on-site, including TriFit, Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Circuit Training. In addition, our Wellness team hosts various challenges throughout the year. Using a holistic approach to wellness, challenge offerings include Lace Up, Maintain Don't Gain, Renew You Stress Management, Move More Walking Day, Why Weight, 21-Day Slimdown, and more!


On-site Fitness Center

Employees based at our corporate offices can practice a healthy lifestyle without having to invest in a gym membership by utilizing our on-site fitness center, featuring cardio and weight equipment, on-demand workout videos, and convenient locker rooms.

 

Paid Time Off (PTO)

All employees receive a generous amount of paid time off annually to use for rest and relaxation away from work.


Additional Time Off

Employees have the option to purchase additional time off to use once their normal PTO has been exhausted.


Paid Sick Leave

We believe employees shouldn’t have to use their normal paid time off to cover absences for personal illness. 


Paid Holidays

Paid Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave
D.W. Windstorm Café

Our on-site cafeteria features breakfast, lunch, and snack items made fresh daily.


Employee Activities Throughout the Year

We offer an annual company picnic, bus trips to activities and events like sports and city visits, and more!


Business Casual Dress Code and Jean-Friendly Fridays

Annual Birthday Gift from the Executive Team

Onsite Check Cashing and Mail/Shipping Services
Furthering the professional growth and development of our employees is important to us. We are proud to offer many different education and training programs.
Insurance Specific Training and Education

Whether instructor- or peer-led or web-based, we offer a variety of training courses and programs at our corporate offices, including those for professional designations offered by The Institutes.®


On-site Toastmasters International® Club

Employees can participate in our on-site chapter for Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills.


Paid Professional Education and Training

Paid Professional Membership Dues

On-site Resource Library
PRIDE and Hastings Highest Awards

We regularly recognize and reward employees who have made significant contributions to the business.


Service Awards

Employees who reach service milestones (every five years) are recognized with a monetary gift at our annual awards ceremony.

We continuously strive to be an active participant in the communities we serve and work in. As an organization, it is our responsibility to give back to the communities that have served us, as well as promote community pride in our employees.
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation

In late 2004, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company formed and funded the Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation. The Foundation’s primary mission is to fund essential needs of living, including food, clothing, and medical services for at-risk youth and financially challenged or catastrophe-stricken families, and to provide other support for the general welfare and betterment of the community. This includes Hastings, neighboring areas, and the communities where our valued agent representatives and policyholders live and work.


Adopt-A-Family

Every year employees of Hastings Mutual “adopt” a local family during the holidays. Through this program, we have brought hope and joy – along with toys, clothing, and meals – to children, seniors, and veterans in need.


Adopt-A-Highway

Adopt-A-Highway encourages volunteers to keep a section of a highway free from litter. By participating, we are leaving our roadways safer and cleaner.


Fresh Food Initiative

The Fresh Food Initiative participates with Barry County United Way and the Food Bank of South Central Michigan to assist families who need assistance with meals.


Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops sends millions of dollars in goods and services to servicepeople in all branches of the military, from container shipments to bases all the way to donations and interaction with individual soldiers.


United Way

The United Way’s focus is to identify and resolve pressing community issues and to make measurable change in communities through partnerships with schools, businesses, organizations, and more.


From our humble roots in 1885 providing coverage for windstorm damage, Hastings Mutual has evolved into a leading regional property and casualty insurance carrier, offering innovative products for businesses, farm owners, and individuals. We work with customers in six Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Hastings Mutual is known for its financial strength, high ethical standards, and a culture of service and responsiveness.

Core to our ongoing success is our employees. Whether at the corporate offices in Hastings, Michigan, information technology office in Alpharetta, Georgia, to our remote team members throughout the Midwest, Hastings Mutual is made up of talented professionals across multiple divisions and functional areas. Our commitment to our employees and work culture has been confirmed with our inclusion in the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan” each year since 2011.

At Hastings Mutual, we’re always looking for professionals of all experience and education levels to help us continue our more than 130-year history of successful, stable growth. 

 

Our Hiring Process

 

  APPLY

Found the perfect opportunity with us? The first step is to apply through our website. Please provide your résumé and professional references when prompted.


  REVIEW

After your application is received, the hiring team will review your background.


  INTERVIEW

If there is a potential fit, you’ll receive an invitation for an initial phone interview with a member of our human resources team, where you’ll share your background in detail and have any questions answered.


  MEET

If you move forward in the interview process, you’ll visit our corporate offices in Hastings, Michigan. This visit will include meeting with the hiring manager and often peers from the position’s functional area. Typically, on-site interviews last 2 to 5 hours.


   OFFER

Once the decision is made, human resources will call you to make a verbal employment offer. Upon acceptance, together we’ll determine a start date and conduct a standard background check with a drug screen.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Do I need a résumé to apply for a position?

While not required, we encourage attaching a detailed, up-to-date résumé to your application, so your background and qualifications can be thoroughly reviewed.

How long does the process take?

We’re committed to bringing successful talent to Hastings Mutual, so we take time to thoroughly review, screen, and interview applicants. As we may be meeting with multiple candidates, some decisions take longer than others. A member of our human resources team will be sure to keep you as up-to-date as possible so you’re aware of your status.

When are interviews conducted?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Keep that in mind when providing availability for your initial and/or on-site interview. If you need an interview slightly before or after those hours, just let us know — we can be flexible!

I applied for a position but haven’t gotten a request for an initial interview yet.

Each application is reviewed thoroughly shortly after it is received. If your qualifications, applicable experiences, and expectations are in line with the role, you’ll be contacted.


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