I recently bought a car — maybe an odd thing to do right now since I don’t need to drive it too often. But the old one had high mileage and some damage to the exterior. It was time for an upgrade. I bought a silver car, but while I...Full story
The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.
Summer camp, for many boys and girls, is something to look forward to all year. This year, of course,...Full story
We offer coverage for crimes where your business is the victim, specifically financial crimes that affect your company’s bottom line. Our crime-pak coverage makes security its focus. It features protection for:
I know, extortion or counterfeit...Full story
Unless you’re in the business, you probably don’t think about funeral homes until you need one. It’s a significant industry, though, with more than 19,000 funeral homes in the U.S. employing more than 110,000 people. Like many other types of business, funeral homes need reliable insurance protection. It’s available with Hastings...Full story
The weather has been great in many parts of the country, including here in our six-state region. Thanks to the hard work of thousands of farm workers, grocery store shelves and farm market tables have stayed full of good food, even during the pandemic. They offer fruit and vegetables, meat and...Full story
Here’s something you don’t want to think about: advertising. There’s a reason TV streaming services let you skip commercials after a few seconds. Ads can be annoying, and they’re certainly not what you’re looking for when you’re on the internet, watching TV, or flipping through a magazine.
On the other hand… everyone...Full story
The weather is right for spending days outside, heading to the beach or hiking trail, or simply visiting with friends — safely. It’s also time to get your house in shape.
What tasks have you been meaning to work on in and around your home?
My father is retired but he’s not just sitting around. He’s on his computer every day, paying attention to the world around him — finance, the news, all the things he’s interested in. My mother is paying attention too, and checks in with her Facebook friends, including me, almost every day....Full story
Kira Hudson of Indiana told her story to the Indianapolis Star newspaper about an incident that happened to her in 2005. She was arguing with her boyfriend on the other end of her phone as she drove her SUV down a deserted road. The argument was intense, more important than where...Full story
Here’s something you didn’t expect a few months ago: that you would be spending April and most of May at home, talking with other people in person as little as possible. You might be getting back to your regular routine these days, but you’re staying prepared for another shutdown, another...Full story
Here in Michigan, some industries were finally allowed back to work through May and now into June, like construction, manufacturing, and lawn care. Others, of course, were always working, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and, of course, hospitals. Everyone here at Hastings Mutual was working too, though many of our...Full story
It is the busy season for greenhouses — especially this year, as people start shopping for plants and seeds to get in the soil after two months of waiting. But it’s a business that comes with a lot of risk: you have to keep living things alive while making sure...Full story
The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.Not every child has a happy, successful home life. That’s where the Christ Child Society of Detroit and their...Full story
Despite the stereotype, insurance isn’t really that confusing. If something goes wrong at home or with your business or farm like a natural disaster or theft, that doesn’t mean it’s all over for you. Instead, the insurance that you pay for kicks in and helps you get back to work...Full story
Whether you were still at work during the last few weeks or you had time to yourself, you probably spent a lot of time on your computer or your phone. You looked on Facebook, watched movies, created documents, downloaded files — in short, you put data on your computer. If...Full story
You might know them as natural disasters, but in the insurance business, situations that can seriously damage a house or other property are called “perils.” Not all of them are natural disasters, but each one can cause a lot of damage. There are many different types, but there are 16...Full story
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