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Keeping your single most important investment safe means trusting people that care for your wellbeing. At Great Lakes Mutual, we’ve been insuring our policy-holders homes and honoring their trust for over a century.

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Flexible insurance. It’s what you expect and what Great
Lakes Mutual offers – because no two pieces of property are the same. Contact a GLM agent today to get started on your tailored market value policy.

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Flexible insurance. It’s what you expect and what Great
Lakes Mutual offers – because no two pieces of property are the same. Contact a GLM agent today to get started on your tailored market value policy.

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Protecting your personal property shouldn’t cost a small
fortune. Whether you rent a home, duplex or apartment,
affordable contents insurance is right around the corner.

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Great Lakes Mutual

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It is widely accepted that Benjamin Franklin helped form the first mutual insurance company in 1752. The company – the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire – was developed to help make contributions toward fire prevention. The Philadelphia Contributionship is still in business today and is the nation’s oldest insurance carrier in operation. Franklin’s influence on the establishment of fire insurance cannot be overlooked. His efforts to establish the practice of mutual insurance started the growth of other insurers across the land.

The late 1860’s post-Civil War era marked a period of exponential growth for Michigan’s “Copper Country.” The copper boom in the Keweenaw Peninsula led many skilled workers and families to settle in Upper Michigan. As towns and communities developed, so did the need for a wide range of businesses. Spurred by demand for fire protection, Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Company opened its doors in 1898 as a “fire mutual” in Calumet. Just like Benjamin Franklin nearly 150 years prior, the sole purpose of Great Lakes Mutual was to help protect its Policyholders and provide property coverage against fire.

Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Today

Over 400 agents throughout the State of Michigan represent Great Lakes Mutual Insurance today. Exclusively providing property insurance, Great Lakes Mutual is proud to offer its Policyholders coverage for Homeowners, Dwelling Properties, Condominium and Renters Contents. In addition, GLMI offers insureds liability coverage and a variety of optional insurance endorsements.

Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Company has earned and been assigned a Demotech, Inc. Financial Stability Rating® of A (Exceptional). This rating reflects a solid financial position within our industry and demonstrates a commitment to our Policyholders – and agents – for a long and prosperous future. Click here to learn more about our Exceptional rating.

Great Lakes Mutual Insurance is a Michigan Chamber of Commerce Member, a member of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and a member of the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS).

Great Lakes Mutual Insurance Company’s corporate office is located at 58730 U.S. Highway 41, Calumet, MI 49913. More information can be found online at www.glmutal.com.

 

 

View of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge that connects
the cities of Houghton and Hancock in Michigan's
Keweenaw Peninsula.

 
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Benjamin Franklin helped form the first
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Philadelphia Contributionship is still in
business today!

 
 
 

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