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About Frankenmuth Insurance
Like many insurance companies in the late 19th Century, Frankenmuth was founded by a group of people looking for a shared method of protection against loss. In this specific case, it was a group of German immigrants that created Frankenmuth in 1868, naming it for the city in which it was created.
As cars become more popular, Frankenmuth responded with the creation of Frankenmuth Mutual Auto Insurance Company. In 1941 the original association became known as Frankenmuth Mutual Fire Insurance company, and within two decades the two companies had been merged into one.
Frankenmuth looked to expansion in the 1970s moving into several other surrounding states, including Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Further expansion came in the following decades, and in 2007 a merger with Patriot Insurance moved the company into New England.
Today Frankenmuth still operates largely in the Midwest, and Patriot continues to write insurance under its original name in the New England area. Not all of the company’s products are offered in all states; many have access only to commercial lines, with personal insurance products more limited in regional scope.
Insurance Products offered by Frankenmuth Insurance
Frankenmuth’s personal lines offerings include the big three: auto insurance, home insurance, and life insurance, along with a selection of specialty products. They also have a variety of common commercial products.
Frankenmuth has two levels of homeowner’s insurance available.
The Home Protector is their standard homeowner’s insurance program, covering structures, personal property, and personal liability. The policy includes replacement cost coverage for both the dwelling and for personal property, and a selection of other common coverage.
The Ultra Home Guardian is a higher-level policy that adds additional coverage not found on the more basic option. This includes coverage for sewer and drain backup, lock replacement, evacuation expenses, fire department service charges, and more items that are not included in most home insurance policies.
Frankenmuth also provides coverage for a range of other home needs. This includes a condo policy that provides walls-in coverage, and a renter’s insurance policy to protect tenants’ personal property. They also write policies specifically for rental properties.
Manufactured home insurance is available only in Michigan.
The auto insurance policy differs somewhat from state to state, but covers all of the basics as well as offering a variety of options. The list of options does not hold any surprises; they are all common choices such as roadside assistance, rental car coverage, and a business use endorsement as well.
Frankenmuth also has a collector car program that they underwrite directly. This is unusual, as many insurance companies – even the big ones – pass this offer to specialty insurance companies.
Frankenmuth has insurance programs for watercraft as well as for recreational vehicles.
The watercraft program includes coverage for basic boats as well as a yacht program for crafts of 26’ or larger.
Recreational vehicle coverage includes snowmobiles, ATVs, travel trailers, motor homes, golf carts, and motorcycles (in Michigan only).
Available in more states than the personal lines, commercial coverage is available in a wide range of options.
Two package policies are offered, the Business Owners for smaller companies that fit the requirements, and commercial package policies for those that cannot be insured with a BOP. These both include basics like liability and property coverage, and add on additional customized coverage as well.
Frankenmuth’s list of commercial options includes:
Employment Practices Liability
Cyber and Data Coverage
At Frankenmuth Insurance, it’s not about the trophies on the wall. It’s about what they represent—the people we help and the lives we change.
Here are some of their recent awards:
Ward’s 50 Property-Casualty Top Performer, presented by Ward Group (2018)
Two Best of Show and one Award of Excellence, presented by the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (2018)
Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award, presented by Society of Insurance Trainers & Educators (2018)
Employee Campaign Managers of the Year Award, presented by United Way of Saginaw County (2017)
Four Awards of Excellence, presented by the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (2017)
Award of Excellence, presented by the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (2016)
Gold Award, presented by the Service Industry Advertising Awards (2016)
Best in Business Award, presented by Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Business and Management (2015)
Toastmasters International Corporate Sponsorship Award (2014)
Interface Leadership Award, presented by Applied Systems (2013, 2014)
Company Award of Excellence, presented by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (2013)
Technology Award – #1 Rank, based on Michigan Association of Insurance Agents’ biennial survey (2012)
Interface Partner Award, presented by Applied Systems (2012)
J. Hetherman Award for Excellence in Annual Community Fundraising Campaign, presented by United Way (2012)