Frederick Mutual teams up with Virginia based “1843 Club” agency Laufer Insurance Solutions for some co-branding materials for a local landscaping convention. These items include: landscaping hats, safety glasses and vests.
Frederick Mutual is pleased to announce the promotion of Jill Showalter to Vice President and Chief Insurance Operations Officer. Jill Showalter, CPCU, AU, ASLI, AIS, CIC and CRM joined Frederick Mutual on October 2nd, 2017 as our new Regional Vice President. As the RVP role, Jill was responsible for all aspects of Commercial Lines Underwriting, as well as, executing on our Agency Marketing Strategy for both commercial and personal lines.
In her new role, Jill is responsible for all underwriting and agency management operations.
Jill spent the previous 20 years of her career in the insurance industry, 13 years with Liberty Mutual in Columbia, MD as their AVP of Commercial Lines Underwriting. Her responsibilities included profit, loss, retention and new business growth for a $176M commercial lines region serving the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia territory. Prior to that, she was a Territory Manager, working with independent agency partners in this region. She retains her Maryland Property & Casualty License. Amongst all her insurance educational accomplishments, Jill also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a Minor in Business.
Jill lives with her husband Ray in Baltimore. They got married in September 2017 and together have a twenty five-year old son, a twenty three-year old daughter and an eighteen-year old son. They also have three furry children including a Shar Pei and two kittens they adopted in November. Jill is an avid runner and self-taught chef.
Jill also serves on the board of directors for the Maryland Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC).
Frederick Mutual is honored to have Jill as an asset to the team, and we look forward to many more successful years of her tremendous work ethic, innovative thinking, and her strong ability to lead.
On Wednesday July 3rd, the FMIC staff joined forces and tackled cleaning the company’s basement! A solid 3+ hours of teamwork lead to the elimination of 4 full 65-gallon bins of ‘shredable’ documents, 3 full truckloads of recyclable paper, cardboard, and electronics.
Frederick Mutual also compiled 2 full truckloads of charitable donation items that will be going out for delivery.
With the basement decluttered and organized, Frederick Mutual hopes to create a space for employees to enjoy!
Frederick Mutual had the pleasure of attending The Good Samaritan Event on behalf of Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Order of the Good Samaritan recognizes the FMH’s most generous benefactors, while also shedding light on all the incredible work the hospital’s donors have contributed to. It was an elegant event which included drinks, o'dourves, and a buffet styled dinner with a sophisticated program to follow. Frederick Mutual was honored to be a guest for such a prestigious cause.
Frederick Mutual was pleased to use WLR Automotive as a valet service during our 175th event in February. Both Frederick Mutual and WLR Automotive decided as a form of payment for their services, Frederick Mutual would donate to a non-profit organization of WLR’s choice.
The charitable donation of $2,700 was made out to Community Living, Inc. This non-profit provides support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides them with the tools necessary to live their lives to the absolute fullest. We were honored to donate to this remarkable organization!
On Saturday, April 13th Frederick Mutual got to contribute and attend the Mental Health Association of Frederick County's, Catoctin Affair fundraiser for the second year in a row! This sold-out event was held at EventPlex on the Frederick Fairgrounds where guests got to enjoy a classy evening for an amazing cause. Every dollar donated and raised benefits the day-to-day operations and mental health services provided for people of all ages by MHA. It was a fantastic event for a truly worthy cause which we were honored to attend.
Founded in 1843, Fredrick Mutual Insurance Company is the 3rd oldest insurance company in Maryland and the 9th oldest insurance company in the United States. The company is celebrating this milestone with a monumental event locally hosted to recognize their employees, directors, agents, industry partners and local community businesses.
This event is taking place at the Springfield Manor in Thurmont Maryland. Frederick Mutual has invited an array of distinguished guests and wants their night to be filled with rich history of the company, as well as the presentation of honors to local donor recipients and the company’s most dedicated insurance agencies.
The Frederick Mutual Team demonstrates themselves as a formidable force involving collaboration, accountability, professionalism, and the upmost respect for their policyholders and agents. With the company’s relentless focus on profitable growth and product innovation, they will continue to thrive as a local Frederick County business and will continue to expand their business throughout the entire east coast.
About Frederick Mutual Insurance Company
Founded in 1843, Frederick Mutual Insurance Company (FMIC) is a strong and financially sound insurance company with nearly 40 million dollars in net admitted assets as of December 31, 2018. FMIC offers insurance for businessowners, artisan contractors and homeowners through independent insurance agents. The Company is rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company, the most widely recognized insurance company rating organization. Its strong capital position and long history in operation provides additional security to its policyholders.
Important News Statement – Impending Severe Weather
As Hurricane season approaches we would like to remind you of Frederick Mutual’s binding authority and our Protocol for Temporary Moratoriums.
A Temporary Moratorium shall be implemented if:
The National Weather Service issues a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning for part of the State or the entire State and applies only to those areas of the State affected by a watch or warning.
The Governor or other governmental entity declares a State of Emergency for part of the State or the entire State and applies only to those areas of the State affected by the State of Emergency.
Note: Frederick Mutual will follow the moratorium protocol for Maryland that was issued by the Maryland Insurance Administration.
We monitor the news and weather reports for severe storms as they develop. We post any restrictions of binding on our Agent Portal.
Claim Submission and Contact Numbers
The Frederick Mutual Claim Department is staffed with specially trained claim representatives who are prepared to help whenever a catastrophe strikes.
Customers can report claims any time, day or night via:
Complete our online form
Call the Frederick Mutual Claims Department at 1-800-544-8737
(After 4:30 - 1-866-212-5246)
Jill Showalter, CPCU, Regional Vice President
Robert Pelletier, Vice President & Chief Claim Officer
For further information regarding Hurricane Preparedness, please see our Protect Your Assets Section within our Customer Care link at the top of our website.
Frederick Mutual has a legacy of giving back to the community and encourages employees, policyholders, constituents, and vendors alike to join in as they kick-off the 175 day countdown to their 175th anniversary through charitable giving.
This summer the Wear-A-Pair For Charity initiative encourages employees to wear jeans to work for the entire summer with a donation to the charity of their choice.
For the month of June, all donations are given to Ellicott City Relief (through Disaster Aid USA) in response to the disastrous flood which destroyed homes and businesses, displaced over 100 residents, and took the life of a brave National Guardsmen while he saved a fellow citizen.
In July, the company will support the Vietnam War Veterans Monument project sponsored by the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County, MD to honor local veterans.
In August, Frederick Mutual employees that wear jeans will make donations to Heartly House, Inc., an organization in Frederick County that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
We are proud to donate to these worthy causes and many more as we countdown to our 175th anniversary in 2018!
On Saturday, May 5th, Frederick Mutual employees were amongst the 315 guests showing their support to the East End Pregnancy Center's annual Toast To Life event. The event featured a silent auction, impressive door prizes, champagne toasts, delicious food, and dancing. The East End Pregnancy Center in Richmond, Virginia is dedicated to providing life promotion services to men and women through compassionate care. The fundraiser yielded over $113,000 allocated to ultrasounds, medical supplies, medical insurance and ongoing facility costs. Supporters had a great time and Frederick Mutual was proud to sponsor an evening for a beautiful cause.
On Saturday, April 14th Frederick Mutual was proud to contribute to the Mental Health Association of Frederick County's, Catoctin Affair fundraiser. This was the 20th anniversary of the sold-out event held at the EventPlex on the Frederick Fairgrounds and decorated in a Roaring 20's theme. Every dollar donated and raised benefits the day-to-day operations and mental health services provided for people of all ages by MHA. It was a fantastic event for a truly worthy cause which we were excited to support.
On March 3, 2018, The Rotary Club of Frederick hosted their 7th annual Leprechaun Luau. The event included entertainment, food, beverages and prizes for hundreds of attendees. Proceeds from the "LepLu" helped fund eight service partnership grants that Rotary Club awarded within the local community. The organizations help those in need in Frederick from providing lunches and backpacks to school children, to substance abuse treatment and job placement for adults. We were honored to be a part of this wonderful event!
On February 8th and February 14th, Frederick Mutual hosted their first series of webinars as a training resource for Agents on their newly launched Secure Businessowners product. Over 100+ Agents tuned in for the valuable experience! The webinar featured a live quoting demonstration of two market segments and allowed attendees to actively participate with an open question and answer forum. At the webinar's conclusion, the organizers sent all attendees the webinar recording, a quoting tips handout and additional copies of their Agent Guide.
The Frederick Rescue Mission worked with volunteers in the community to adopt 80 local families this season. Officials say this mission was to give those facing hardships a better Christmas this year. The Frederick Rescue Mission reaches out to the community to help those suffering from homelessness and or addiction. "We have a large community that’s always willing to help around this time," said Mike Greenberg, Frederick Rescue Mission Fundraising & Event Specialist. With the help of the community, the organization helped dozens of families have a better Christmas.
"I am so blessed my children have gotten bikes. They got more gifts today and my daughter got gift cards from Target," said Ronnie McMillan, a resident at the Frederick Rescue Mission. Ronnie was struggling with addiction and he says the Change Life Recovery Program gave his family an experience they haven’t had before. "When you get them here at the Frederick Rescue Mission that’s when the community here really pours into them. And that’s what’s so great about what the Frederick Rescue Mission does by partnering with everybody in the community to invest in people" said Greenberg.
"He made possible things that I haven’t been able to make possible for myself" said McMillan. Volunteers took the time to donate, adopted McMillan and his family to share their gifts and more importantly their love. "This Frederick Rescue Mission is a blessing to a lot of different families in the community," said McMillan.
"These are men that have been struggling with homelessness and addiction for years and this is their one opportunity to really receive the love that this community has for them," said Greenberg. Frederick Rescue Mission residents are not only grateful for the gifts they received but also for the community that has invested to help them. Some of this year’s sponsors were Darcars, Frederick Mutual Insurance, and Swift Systems.
Frederick Mutual Insurance Company appoints, Shad Collins, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Collins has more than 30 years of experience in technology and business management with small, mid-cap, and Fortune 500 companies across numerous industries. He most recently served as Managing Partner and Chief Solutions Officer for Digital Alchemy Solutions. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Information Technologies for Bojangles’ Restaurants, NASDAQ:BOJA, in the Carolinas from 2001 to 2015. As the CIO of Frederick, MD.-based Frederick Mutual, Collins, will oversee all technology strategy and operations as a new Frederick resident.
ValueMomentum solutions, including ISO Electronic Rating Content™ (ERC™), to support new products and expansion into new markets
Piscataway, N.J.— ValueMomentum, Inc., a provider of software and services to the insurance, healthcare, and financial services industries, announced today that Frederick Mutual Insurance Company (Frederick Mutual), a strong and reliable insurance company established in 1843, is now live with ValueMomentum solutions, including the ISO Electronic Rating Content™ (ERC™) Businessowners Program, to propel the insurer’s transformation initiative, which includes new products and expansion into new markets.
ValueMomentum offerings selected by Frederick Mutual include BizDynamics Digital Solution and iFoundry Rating Engine, which fully automates ISO Electronic Rating Content (ERC), allowing Frederick Mutual to launch and maintain rating for its lines of business.
Referring to itself as a “174-year-old start-up,” Frederick Mutual’s vision is to leverage ValueMomentum solutions to transform its operation from a regional mutual insurance provider to a progressive and modern organization able to easily and aggressively expand within its current geographic markets and into additional markets with new personal and commercial lines product offerings.
“Providing our agents with competitive products is an important step in our transformation says Nancy Newmister, president and CEO of Frederick Mutual Insurance Company. “Working with ValueMomentum and ISO affords us the ability to quickly adjust to changing market conditions and new opportunities.”
Frederick Mutual’s anticipated benefits from the implementation of ValueMomentum solutions, including ISO ERC™, provide:
• speed to market for new products, including those specifically designed to appeal to all generations and the upcoming millennial workforce
• a more robust portal to support an omni-channel environment that includes agents, customers, and employees
• agility to quickly adjust to changing market conditions and new opportunities
• easy and efficient maintenance of ISO rating information, including ISO loss costs, rules, and forms
“The initiative seemed more challenging than anticipated considering the various technologies we were integrating our software with. While, that’s a known phenomenon with technology implementations, I am proud of the collaboration between our organizations to cross this important milestone We look forward to building on the trust Nancy has laid on ValueMomentum as we continue onto delivering new products and an omni-channel experience to agents, customers and employees” said Swarup Ghosh, Chief Delivery & Services Officer at ValueMomentum.
“We’re pleased that Frederick Mutual is working with ValueMomentum, an important ISO ERC vendor-partner,”said Mark Sheehan, vice president of ISO Rating Solutions. “We look forward to collaborating with ValueMomentum and helping Frederick Mutual pursue its plans to grow and expand into new markets.”
Effective November 15th, 2017 the Board of Directors for Frederick Mutual Insurance Company appointed Brook Rockefeller Cote, CPCU, ARe, RPLU as their newest board member. Ms. Cote replaces a retired member position.
In June 2017, Brooke Cote retired from General Reinsurance Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company after 25 years of service. Ms. Cote’s extensive insurance industry experience in a variety of executive management, marketing and underwriting roles augments the diverse expertise of the current board membership.
Ms. Cote is a principle at Cote Advisors; an insurance and reinsurance consultant firm. She holds a MBA in Finance from Villanova University and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lehigh University.
The Board and Staff of Frederick Mutual Insurance Company are proud to welcome our newest board member.
Jill Showalter, CPCU, AU, ASLI, AIS, CIC and CRM joined Frederick Mutual on October 2nd, 2017 as our new Regional Vice President. The RVP role is responsible for all aspects of Commercial Lines Underwriting, as well as, executing on our Agency Marketing Strategy for both commercial & personal lines. Jill spent the previous 18 years of her career in the insurance industry, most recently, 13 years with Liberty Mutual in Columbia, MD as their AVP of Commercial Lines Underwriting. Her responsibilities included profit, loss, retention and new business growth for a $176M commercial lines region serving the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia territory. Prior to that, she was a Territory Manager, working with independent agency partners in this region. She retains her Maryland Property & Casualty License. Amongst all her insurance educational accomplishments, Jill also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a Minor in Business.
The Frederick Mutual Insurance Company A- rating was reaffirmed on October 2nd, 2017. This is very good news! We will continue to execute on our strategy to achieve long-term, sustainable profit and growth. As you know, we delivered the new profit-sharing agreement and commission schedules in September 2017 to all FMIC agents. We remain committed to assisting your agency in writing profitable business. We’re here to support you in earning profit-sharing this year and in 2018.
Frederick Mutual Insurance Company’s President & CEO, Nancy Newmister, announced the promotion of Bob Pelletier from Assistant Vice President and Claim Manager to Vice President - Chief Claim Officer. Bob is directly responsible for the successful growth and performance of Frederick Mutual’ s claim operation. Bob joined FMIC in August 2016 and is a longtime veteran of the insurance industry. He has a true passion for risk mitigation and can’t imagine himself in any other industry. During his career, Bob has held several claim leadership positions at some of the most respected names in the property and casualty industry. He is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Justice and Law Administration.