In the late 1800s, to become a policyholder of either Ixonia Mutual Fire Insurance Company or Watertown Mutual Fire Insurance Company, one was required to sign an undertaking. The undertaking bound them and their heirs to a pro rata share of all losses, which was a percentage based on the amount for which their policy was insured. After a loss occurred the Board of Directors would levee the assessment to pay for the loss. [Read more…] about By the Minutes: Early Challenges for a Young Mutual
June is Dairy Month and in Wisconsin that means dairy breakfast on the farm! Forward Mutual is proud to support the Watertown Agri-Business Dairy Breakfast. This year’s event will be held June 17-18 at the Mike and Anna Gudenkauf Farm. Join the fun!
Not in the Watertown area? Below is a list of tasty farm breakfasts in our operating territory. And if you’re further still, here’s a list of breakfasts throughout Wisconsin.
Get out and celebrate June Dairy Month!
Columbia County Moo-Day Brunch
Saturday, June 17, 2017; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This photo is taken from the book Heritage of Ixonia,
By HOWARD WIEDENHOEFT
June is National Dairy Month and Forward Mutual takes great pride in supporting Wisconsin’s long-cherished industry. In fact, our dairy heritage goes way back to the late 1800s when our founding companies insured not only the local farmers, but also their butter and cheese factories.
Here’s how that came about. [Read more…] about By the Minutes: Supporting Dairy in the Late 1800s
Perhaps there’s no greater measure of time than the comparison of costs. This is certainly true when we look at the early days of our founding mutuals—Ixonia Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Watertown Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Let’s see how they handled their very first claim. [Read more…] about By the Minutes: A Mutual’s First Claim
Representing Forward Mutual, Howard and Lois Wiedenhoeft joined other Wisconsin mutual insurance companies in meeting with Representative Mike Gallagher (Wisconsin Legislative District #8) to discuss issues that affect their constituents.
Forward Mutual is proud to have recently participated in the Congressional Contact Program (CCP) in Washington D.C. to educate members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation on the issues facing the mutual insurance industry, its agents and policyholders. [Read more…] about Forward Mutual Heads to Capitol Hill
By HOWARD WIEDENHOEFT
Mutual companies need capital to meet the challenges of operating a business and offering insurance. Historically, mutual companies have managed a financial security that allows them to focus on all of their policyholders rather than a few select stockholders. Let’s learn how how our founding mutuals—Ixonia Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Watertown Mutual Fire Insurance Company— capitalized their companies in the late 1800s. [Read more…] about By the Minutes: Comparing the Capitalizing of Two Early Mutuals