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By Illinois Mutual on 2/18/2015 10:09 AM

Illinois Mutual has been honored with the 2014 Best in Class Award from the Heart of Illinois United Way. This award recognized Illinois Mutual as a local organization who continuously demonstrates campaign excellence from year to year. The award is based on employee participation, per capita giving, and year over year percent increase in contributions.

“Illinois Mutual and our employees have been proud supporters of the United Way for many years.  We are grateful to receive this formal recognition of the efforts that are so much a part of who we are as a Company,” said Illinois Mutual President Katie McCord Jenkins.

Overall, the Heart of Illinois United Way community campaign raised $11,368,265 for our local health and human care programs. Thank you to our employees who went above and beyond to support the United Way and their local communities!

By Illinois Mutual on 2/2/2015 9:19 AM

February is a time many people think about ways to show how much they care about their loved ones. This month, Illinois Mutual will celebrate Insure Your Love, an industry-wide event aimed at raising awareness around the importance and power of proper insurance planning. There’s no better way to show you care than with an insurance plan that will protect your family if the unexpected were to happen!

“Life insurance is a meaningful and powerful gift of love. I’m proud we can be a part of providing a solution that helps people during times of difficulty,” said Illinois Mutual President Katie McCord Jenkins. “And I’m proud we are part of the Insure Your Love campaign that helps our agents and their clients connect with the real reason people by life insurance—love.”

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By Illinois Mutual on 7/16/2014 7:25 AM

Did you take any good photos over the Fourth of July weekend? Be sure to submit them to Illinois Mutual’s photo contest!

This contest is the perfect opportunity for you to show us what you enjoy most in life – whether it’s family, friends, places, hobbies, or something else. We also want to hear the story behind your picture! Don’t forget we have increased the money awarded to winners’ charities. The grand prize winner’s charity of choice will receive $700, while monthly winners’ charities of choice will receive $325 each. You can help your favorite organization with a mission you believe in!

Be sure to submit entries by Monday, August 11. For more information, visit

By Illinois Mutual on 7/2/2014 7:41 AM
Illinois Mutual is pleased to announce Kevin Larkin as the new Assistant Vice President of Business Systems Deployment. This position involves evaluating, selecting, and implementing major information technology systems; information security; managing  teams responsible for supporting business applications; and providing technical direction and guidance.

Larkin joins Illinois Mutual from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has managed information technology teams for over twenty years in financial and healthcare businesses. Most recently, Larkin led teams of enterprise and application architects, project managers, application developers, business analysts, and software quality assurance analysts. He graduated from Gannon University with a degree in Accounting and later obtained a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Information Systems Management from Duquesne University.

“Illinois Mutual is focused...
By Illinois Mutual on 7/1/2014 7:38 AM
Illinois Mutual is proud to add a critical illness policy to our Workplace portfolio. This competitive workplace solution rounds out our voluntary benefits package that includes Term Insurance, Accident Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance and now Critical Illness Insurance. This is a highly anticipated addition, especially with such a big demand for critical illness insurance in the industry.

Critical illnesses are often unexpected and can result in financial strain. Critical illness benefits can relieve this strain with a lump sum payment that is paid directly to you upon diagnosis. Illinois Mutual Critical Illness Insurance covers events such as a heart attack, cancer, stroke, or loss of hearing or sight. The policy contains a complete list of covered illnesses.  Benefit money can be used however the insured...
By Illinois Mutual on 6/16/2014 2:44 PM
Illinois Mutual is excited to launch our updated photo contest! This year’s contest will feature winners electronically throughout the year rather than on printed wall calendars. The money awarded to winners’ charities has increased, and we’ve added marketing opportunities for winning agents. We encourage you to submit a photo capturing what you enjoy most in life. We are also asking you to include a story explaining your photo in 500 words or less to give online viewers a better understanding of your photo. We will choose 13 winners – one grand prize winner and 12 monthly winners.

This year, the grand prize winner’s charity of choice will receive $700. Additionally, the winning photo will be displayed year-round on the Illinois Mutual website, featured on printed promotional materials, and posted on our social media pages. Monthly winners’ charities of choice will receive...
By Illinois Mutual on 5/1/2014 7:45 AM
If you rely on your income, then you need DI. It’s that simple. However, disability income insurance (DI) can sometimes be an overlooked type of insurance. At Illinois Mutual, we want to make sure you understand the importance of helping protect your most valuable asset – your ability to earn an income.

That’s why we’re excited about May – it’s Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM)*! Illinois Mutual was the first company to celebrate DIAM and we’re proud to keep up the tradition. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the importance of DI and see for yourself how simple it can be to help protect your income.

This month, take a moment to consider the power and protection of disability coverage. You work had for what you have, help protect it with DI! Learn more at

*DIAM is an industry-wide event coordinated...
By Illinois Mutual on 4/2/2014 10:39 AM

Illinois Mutual’s 2013 Annual Report microsite,, is live!

Visit the site to see powerful video stories of real Illinois Mutual beneficiaries, policyowners, agents and Home Office employees. You can also view the Company’s 2013 financial results. 

By Illinois Mutual on 2/11/2014 2:14 PM

Our Benefits Department has been renamed the Claims Department.  

You can still expect the same great service and attention to detail from this team. This change helps our company stay consistent with industry naming standards. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Claims Department by phone at (800) 437-7355, ext. 752 or email

By Illinois Mutual on 2/3/2014 1:46 PM
February is a month when many like to show their love.  Flowers and candy are fun, festive gifts, but life insurance is an enduring gift of love for those you cherish most. Illinois Mutual in conjunction with The LIFE* Foundation celebrates February with the “Insure Your Love” campaign. Our goal is to help spread the word about how to protect the ones you care about with life insurance.

“We give people the opportunity to express their love for the special people in their lives through the life insurance products we sell. What an amazing business to be a part of!” said Illinois Mutual President Katie McCord Jenkins. “The Insure Your Love campaign is a great tool to help us and agents connect with this meaningful message.”

Whether you already own life insurance or are just starting to think about how much...