First Generation
1910 - 1935
Second Generation
1935 - 1963
Third Generation
1963 - 1983
Fourth Generation
1983 - 2011
Fifth Generation
2011 - Present

Every Step of the Way An Interactive Timeline of Illinois Mutual's Success

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O.L. McCord
First Generation1910 - 1935
E.A. McCord
Second Generation1935 - 1963
R.A. McCord
Third Generation1963 - 1983
M.A. McCord
Fourth Generation1983 - 2011
Katie McCord Jenkins
Fifth Generation2011 - Present

1910

O.L. McCord and four others organize a fraternal benefit society, Illinois Woodmen Accident Association in Danville, Illinois.

O.L. McCord working at his desk
Illinois Woodmen Accident Association Application
Illinois Woodmen Benefit Check

1913

The Company moves to Peoria, Illinois.

Illinois Benefit Association Logo
Illinois Mutual Casualty Company Logo
Illinois Mutual Casualty Company Application

1922

First Generation of Leadership: O.L. McCord is named President.

Article announcing O.L. McCord as president

1934

The Company is the first to issue a professional women's policy designed for working women.

Advertisement for Professional Women
Professional Women
Professional Women

1935

Second Generation of Leadership: E.A. McCord becomes President.

Newspaper article annoucing E.A. McCord as president

1956

Disability Income Insurance was first introduced by Illinois Mutual in early 1956.

Advertisement for Disability Income Insurance
Advertisement for Disability Income Insurance

1958

The Company enters the life insurance market by issuing its first life insurance policy to Michel McCord, great-grandson of O.L. McCord.

The Company changes its name to Illinois Mutual Life and Casualty.

Mike McCord receiving Illinois Mutual
Mike McCord

1963

Third Generation of Leadership: R.A. McCord is named President and E.A. McCord becomes Chairman.

R.A. McCord
E.A. McCord

1979

Illinois Mutual moved into a new, five-story home office at 300 SW Adams Street in downtown Peoria, Illinois.

Illinois Mutual
Article about new building

1983

Fourth Generation of Leadership: M.A. McCord is named President and R.A. McCord becomes Chairman.

The Company reaches $1 billion of in force life premiums.

M.A. McCord
Memo announcing M.A. McCord becoming president
Article announcing M.A. McCord becoming president

1995

The Company changes its name to Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company and creates a new corporate identity logo mark and branding.

Illinois Mutual
The Company

2003

Illinois Mutual has a milestone year by exceeding $1 billion in admitted assets.

2007

Illinois Mutual launches a new line of Worksite Insurance products including Short Term Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance.

Illinois Mutual Worksite Accident Insurance product
Illinois Mutual Worksite Voluntary Benefits flyer
Illinois Mutual Worksite Accident Insurance product

2008

Illinois Mutual becomes bilingual and launches a successful Hispanic initiative.

Illinois Mutual Whole Life Spanish brochure
Illinois Mutual Spanish brochure
Illinois Mutual Worksite product Spanish brochure

2010

Illinois Mutual celebrates its 100th anniversary.

2011

Fifth Generation of Leadership: Katie McCord Jenkins is named President.

Katie McCord Jenkins is named President

2016

A.M. Best upgrades Illinois Mutual's Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to 'a-'. The outlook on both of these ratings is Stable.