Patriot General Insurance Company
Patriot General Insurance Company
1800 North Point Drive
Stevens Points, WI 54481
Patriot General Insurance Company is a property and casualty insurer located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Headed by Dale Schuh as president, Patriot General is among the 15 companies that make up the Sentry Insurance Group. The Sentry group provides a variety of life, personal, and commercial insurance products through more than 7,900 independent agencies. Patriot General offers private passenger automobile liability, auto physical damage, commercial auto liability, workers’ compensation, allied lines, fire, commercial multi peril, product liability and other minor amount of lines. In 2005, its workers’ compensation and private passenger auto liability accounted for over two thirds of all direct written premiums where approximately one half came from the states of Georgia and Wisconsin.
Sentry Insurance, Patriot General’s parent company, was founded in 1904 by members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association, now the Midwest Hardware Association, to supply insurance for its members. It was originally called Hardware Mutual. Currently, it has assets of more than $10 billion, annual premiums of more than $2 billion, and policyholder surplus of more than $3 billion.
Throughout the company’s more than 100-year history, it has protected business, families and individuals with strength, protection and vigilance. As one of the largest and insurance companies of the United States, it has proven financial strength and steadiness through the years. The company has been providing coverages that suit the specific needs of its clients, with more than 1.1 million policyholders nationwide. Aside from quality policies, excellent customer service boosts the quantity of policyholders that are placing their trust in the company. Its employees adhere to the highest level of ethical conduct in the service they provide to customers.
Insurance products for individuals include auto, homeowners and renters, motorcycle, boat, recreational vehicle, rental property, personal liability umbrella, and life and annuity products. For its business products, the company offers services to mid-sized businesses and small businesses, as well as transportation insurance. Small and mid-sized enterprises that are offered business solutions include agricultural equipment dealers, assisted living facilities, auto repair shops, electrical parts manufacturers, electronic component manufacturers, farm equipment manufacturers, fluid power component manufacturers, food processing operations, industrial equipment dealers, instrument manufacturers, lube, oil, and filter shops, machinery manufacturers, metalworking operations, motorcycle and motorsports dealers, plastic and rubber goods manufacturers, printing operations, tire dealers, wholesale and retail hard good dealers, and other dealerships. For transportation, there are coverages and services for trucking operations, including equipment safety, cargo and load handling, DOT compliance, in-cab and personal equipment and emergencies.
Patriot General boasts of a high rating from A.M. Best, a leading provider of financial strength ratings based on insurance companies’ ability to pay claims and their financial instruments issued, such as bonds, notes, and securitization products. A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ or superior for Patriot General.