Grinnell Mutual introduces National Reinsurance program

In order to expand its market reach, Grinnell Re, a division of Grinnell Mutual, has launched a new team, National Reinsurance. Rick Tjarks, assistant vice president, and Randy Dammeyer, senior account executive, have been chosen to lead the new National Reinsurance team.

The newly formed team will focus on developing business growth opportunities in new territories, the broker market, and the broader property-casualty insurer space. The reinsurance provider will also continue to take advantage of growth opportunities in their traditional farm mutual marketplace.

“The customer profile we target in the National Reinsurance space may be somewhat larger, but can look very similar to smaller mutual clients in many ways,” said Reinsurance Vice-President Kevin Farrell.

Farrell also pointed out that some National Reinsurance clients will require coverages Grinnell Re hasn’t traditionally offered, and that potential clients exist in states outside of Grinnell Mutual’s current footprint.

“Grinnell Mutual has made a conscious effort to focus on growth, which is the key to any successful organization. That often means expansion into unfamiliar territory,” said Tjarks. “We’ll bring the same values and focus on trusted relationships that have served us for over a century — doing business face-to-face and offering unsurpassed customer service.”