Petersburg, MI — (February 22, 2021): Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, an award-winning regional property casualty insurer serving six states in the Midwest, congratulates Iott Insurance Agency Inc on its membership into The 1885 Club for 2021. Of the approximately 600 agencies contracted with Hastings Mutual, only 24 have attained this elite recognition for profitability, partnership, and production.

“Representing Hastings Mutual has given us the opportunity to offer our customers premier service at competitive prices,” said Kurt Diver, Vice President. “We are proud of what our partnership provides for our customers, and we are honored to be recognized for our team’s dedication.”

The members of The 1885 Club are leaders in their field. Member agencies must meet top performance levels of premium and profit each year in order to be named part of this prestigious club. Their success comes from superior collaboration, strong partnerships, and sustained growth. The 1885 Club agencies are recognized by Hastings Mutual Insurance Company as high-quality partners for their outstanding achievements and dedication to excellence.

“Hastings Mutual’s The 1885 Club is reserved for those agency partners like Iott Insurance Agency who have achieved remarkable results and have demonstrated commitment to building a strong partnership with us, their clients, and the communities that they serve,” said Joe Babiak, president and CEO of Hastings Mutual.

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an A.M. Best “A” (Excellent) rated regional property casualty insurance carrier offering innovative commercial, personal, and farm products in partnership with a network of more than 500 independent insurance agents. Hastings Mutual operates in six Midwestern states: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, was founded in 1885. The company has been named to the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan” every year since 2011. For more information about Hastings Mutual, visit the company website at or find it on Facebook and LinkedIn.