The Mutual Difference
Customer owned insurance companies
with a community focus.
About Mutual Insurance
100% Canadian Property & Casualty Insurance
Ontario Mutuals are uniquely community focused. They give back in a big way. Last year, the mutuals collectively donated over two million dollars to charities, hospitals, town projects and more.
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The Mutual Model Explained
Premium dollars are collected from policyholders
Claims and Overhead/Operational Costs are Paid
Premium dollars are used to cover the costs of policyholder insurance claims and the overhead and operational costs of the mutual insurance company.
Remaining Premium Dollars
Because there are no shareholders in mutual insurance, any surplus of premium dollars is given back to policyholders in the form of refund cheques, donations to community projects and local charities, or smart investments to ensure the longevity of the company.
* The percentage of profits that are refunded, vs donated, vs invested will depend on each mutual insurance company's unique bylaws and the decisions of their Board.
When you become a policyholder at a mutual insurance company you become a member and an owner of that company. There are no shareholders. Only a thriving community of people who believe in coming together for the greater good.
Each company's board of directors is made up of policyholders like you! Whether you're on the Board or not, this ensures that your interests are always put first.