Sentry is based in Wisconsin and has been providing insurance since 1904.
Sentry insurance specializes in business insurance and its subsidiary, Dairyland, sells high-risk car insurance, which includes SR-22 and FR-44 filings.
In 1904, members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association formed a mutual fire insurance company named the Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Wisconsin in Berlin, Wisconsin. In 1912, the company moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin and two years later a separate insurance company was formed to write writers’ compensation insurance, the Wisconsin Hardware Limited Mutual Liability Insurance Company.
In 1916, the Hardware Mutual companies began writing auto insurance and by 1932, they were selling in 48 states. In 1958, Sentry Life Insurance Company was created to offer life insurance for policyholders. In 1966, Sentry acquires Dairyland Insurance Company. In 1970, Hardware Casualty Company and Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance Company merged under one name, Hardware Mutual Casualty and changed the name to Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company (SIAMCO) in 1971.
The SentryWorld Headquarters office opened in Stevens Point in 1977 and in 1982, they added the SentryWorld golf course and sports complex. In 1992, SIAMCO earned an A+ rating by A.M. Best, which they’ve maintained since. In 1999, Sentry acquired John Deere Insurance Group. Sentry affiliated with Florists’ Mutual Insurance Company, which does business under the Hortica® brand name and became a member of the Sentry group of companies in 2015.
From 2014-2017, regional Sentry Insurance offices opened in Montgomery, Alabama; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The Sentry Mobile parking app is available for iOS and Android. The app interacts with your parking meter in real-time and lets you buy time on an MPS parking meter. You can also access a map of nearby meters and parking space availability.
Sentry offers insurance to businesses of all sizes, including manufacturers, retailers, and truckers. It offers employee benefits, workers compensation, investments and retirement options. Industries that Sentry Business insurance serves include electronic components, farm equipment manufacturing, metalworking, plastics, and rubber goods, and printing. Dealerships they serve include agriculture equipment dealerships, auto dealerships, boat dealerships, industrial equipment dealerships, motorsports dealerships, RV dealerships, and truck or trailer dealerships. They also offer insurance in the service industries, including the automotive repair industry, communications, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, and real estate.
Dairyland is owned by Sentry. For personal auto insurance, Dairyland sells high-risk auto insurance and several other subsidiaries of Sentry write regular auto insurance. Sentry also writes commercial auto policies in addition to other product lines that include life insurance and home insurance.
Sentry’s business liability insurance helps protect businesses in the event of an accident, property damage and personal injury. Liability insurance covers medical and legal expenses and covers damages. The different types of liability coverages include premises and product liability, cyber liability, employment practices liability, personal and advertising injury insurance, employment practices liability insurance and employee benefits liability insurance.
General liability insurance covers medical, legal or damage expenses caused by an accident or event that causes bodily injury, property damage or personal injury. Lawsuits would be covered by general liability and can safeguard your livelihood.
Subsidiaries of Sentry include Dairyland, Middlesex Insurance, Patriot General Insurance Company, Parker Centennial Assurance Company, Viking Insurance Company of Wisconsin and 11 other insurance companies.
Sentry is rated A+ by A.M Best for superior service.
To file a claim with Sentry Insurance, contact your agent or call Sentry Select Insurance Company at (715) 346-6000.
Yes, Sentry offers auto insurance and high-risk auto insurance as well as business auto insurance.
Sentry Insurance is licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.
Sentry offers both term and whole life insurance policies to individuals.
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This form of coverage is required in every state. It covers bodily injuries to a third party in an accident that was deemed your fault.
This form of coverage is required in every state. It covers property damage and loss of use to a third party.
This form of coverage covers damages when the other party is at fault but is either uninsured or underinsured.
This coverage pays for damages and loss other than that caused by a collision. It is subject to a deductible.
his coverage pays for damages and loss caused by impact with another automobile, object or person. It is subject to a deductible.
This protection covers you if you’ve been injured in an accident, regardless of who’s at fault. Coverages include income continuation, loss of services, funeral expenses and child-care expenses.
This coverage takes care of renting a vehicle while yours is being repaired for more than 24 hours.
This protection pays for medical expenses if you’re injured in a vehicular accident caused by someone who doesn’t carry liability insurance.
This protection pays for medical expenses if you’re injured in a vehicular accident caused by someone who doesn’t carry enough liability insurance.
This protection pays for medical expenses for injuries to the driver and any passenger in your vehicle, regardless of who is at fault. Lost wages, lost service and funeral expenses may be covered as well. This coverage is not available in all states.
This coverage sends assistance if you have a roadside breakdown.
This coverage pays for damage or replacement of custom parts and touches.
This protection pays for damages to special equipment in your vehicle.
This product is for vehicles and drivers who are a part of your business operation. Sentry offers commercial auto liability for a business fleet or even a one-car operation.
This coverage is made for dealerships and includes liability, physical damage and risk management tools.
This coverage protects your vehicle from the loading dock to the freeway.
This coverage protects your fleet from physical damage by covering repair, replacement cost or actual value cost for your vehicle(s).
This coverage protects you when you’re driving for non-business purposes. You’re covered even if you’re not hauling a load.
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Below is a list of the average rates that drivers typically pay with Sentry. On average, Sentry charges approximately $280.90 per month. The cheapest state average is Idaho at $152.08 per month followed by Iowa at $160.18 per month. The most expensive state average is Delaware at $497.32 per month.
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Drivers typically will get a discount if they insure multiple vehicles. Here is a list of average rates that Sentry charges for drivers who have more than 1 vehicle.
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Customers who own their home rather than rent can sometimes get a small discount. We found that on average Sentry charges $261.56 per month for drivers who own their home and $290.77 per month for those who rent.
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|Address||1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481|
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The statistics listed on this page are from our own in house reporting. We track and record quotes that carriers have provided based on various criteria. The rates and averages shown on this page should only be used as an estimate.
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