Last updated July 13, 2009
Shelter began as the Missouri Farmers Association in 1917, when farmers needed access to reliable insurance protection at prices they could afford. The MFA Mutual Insurance Company began operations in 1946, with seven employees and a $100,000 loan from the Missouri Farmers Association. In seven years, MFA Mutual was the largest mutual casualty insurance company in Missouri. Today, Shelter provides a variety of insurance options including auto, home, life, farm and business.
Shelter Insurance Company is a mutual insurance company which focuses on Auto, Life, Home, Business, and Farm coverage. It operates in fourteen U.S. states and has headquarters in Columbia, Missouri.
Shelter was founded in 1946 as the insurance subsidiary of the Missouri Farmers Association (the same company as MFA Incorporated), and was called MFA. Insurance. The Shelter name came from the company’s most famous slogan, “MFA is your Shield of Shelter”. In 1981, the name was changed to Shelter Insurance. The company’s headquarters remained in Columbia.
Shelter homeowners insurance provides a number of coverage options to protect its policyholders as well as their property and possessions. These coverage options include:
Shelter also offers coverage options for mobile homes and condominiums.
Contact Shelter at:
Shelter Insurance Companies
1817 West Broadway
Columbia, Missouri 65218
Telephone: (800) 743-5837
Sources: “Company History”, Shelter web site, 2001; “Shelter Insurance”, Wikipedia, June 28, 2009; “Coverages,” Shelter web site, 2001.