Founded in 1896, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company today underwrites full coverage automobile, homeowners, and condominium insurance. Private passenger automobile and physical damage coverages are written at preferred-risk rates ranging from 25 to 35 percent below standard manual rates. All policies are issued with a 12-month term, produced by direct mail marketing and are non-assessable.
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. was established as a farmers’ mutual insurance carrier in 1896 in Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament on May 1, 1929. It was founded by Alonzo Fowler Kempton. Executive offices are located in Winnipeg with several branch offices and service offices located throughout Canada.
The United States branch was established in California on May 23, 1974. Initial funds were realized from a contribution of the Canadian parent corporation. The first policy was written in the United States in April 1975. Head office for the U.S. unit is in San Diego, California, though they also write auto polices in Oregon.
Today, the company employs 1,800 people in Canada and the U.S. as well as 1,300 independent brokers in Canada.
Wawanesa Car Insurance Says
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company offers a wide variety of auto insurance coverage options such as bodily injury liability, property damage liability coverage, comprehensive coverage, collision coverage, towing and labor, rental coverage, and uninsured / underinsured coverage.
Contact Wawanesa at:
Wawanesa Insurance Company
9050 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (858) 874-5300
Sources: WAC website, Automobile Insurance, 2009 – WAC website, Company Information and History, 2009 – WAC websire, Contact Us, 2009 – Wikipedia.com, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company page, 2009