ELCO Mutual News

W.D. Bruce's Golf Legacy

Posted by Bill Bruce on July 28, 2021

In honor of National Golf Month, we want to take this time to celebrate ELCO’s most experienced golfer, W.D. Bruce. He is our Chairman Emeritus and golfed for over 50 years. What started as a hobby quickly became a passion of his and sparked an annual event held at ELCO Mutual celebrating his favorite sport and former leadership.

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ELCO Earns AM Best Rating Increase

Posted by Bill Bruce on June 23, 2021

We are pleased to announce that AM Best, the world’s most tenured insurance rating agency, has upgraded ELCO Mutual’s financial strength rating from a B to B+.

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Topics: Life Insurance, News, Financial Strength Rating, AM Best

Bob Bruce: ELCO’s Inspiration to Run on Global Running Day

Posted by Bill Bruce on June 1, 2021

Each year on the first Wednesday of every month, people come together to celebrate the global phenomenon known as Global Running Day. What started as just another national day in 2009 (originally known as National Running Day) quickly evolved into this worldwide celebration very well-known not just in the running community but to anyone who wants to be more active. Running might be seen as an individual sport, but this could not be further from the truth. Half marathoner and ELCO’s Marketing Specialist, Jessica Weis, says, “The running community is so ...

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5 Mental Health Tips & How ELCO Takes Care of Its Employees’ Mental Health

Posted by Lori Lemme on April 30, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We hear all the time about how we can take care of our physical bodies. Doctors tell us to eat healthy, exercise, and even set aside time to get our annual physical. Understandably, we often forget to take care of our emotional and psychological state of mind. Our physical and mental well-being go hand in hand and lead to us being the best version of ourselves. In honor of this important topic, ELCO is bringing you tips on how you can improve your mental health. 

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ELCO Joins The Fight Against Hunger

Posted by Jessica Weis on April 28, 2021

ELCO Joins the Fight Against Hunger Due to the pandemic, Feeding America has estimated that up to 1 in 9 people in our community face hunger, including 1 in 6 children. In response to this, Northern Illinois Food Bank held their annual Fight Against Hunger 5k/10k. We at ELCO were thrilled to sponsor the event and have a few employees participate. We are proud of our employees who were willing to go the distance for such a good cause. Race participants were limited this year and race organizers followed all CDC guidelines including a mask policy, staggered ...

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ELCO Mutual Hires Chief Strategy Officer

Posted by Bill Bruce on January 11, 2021

Tim Heaton joins ELCO Mutual as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

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ELCO Mutual Hires National Sales Directors of Preneed

Posted by Bill Bruce on January 4, 2021

  We are proud to announce that Jim Palm and Julie Palm will become the National Sales Directors of Preneed for ELCO Mutual Life and Annuity, beginning January 1st.

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Topics: News, Preneed Insurance

ELCO Mutual Hires New General Counsel

Posted by David Bruce on August 4, 2020

Eric Myers has joined the team at ELCO Mutual Life and Annuity as its General Counsel.

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Serving Our Community

Posted by Lori Lemme on April 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to disrupt day-to-day life, ELCO is trying to do its part for our community. We donated $5,000 in March to the Northern Illinois Food Pantry which provides food through a network of 800 food pantries, soup kitchens, and youth and senior centers to assist our hungry neighbors.

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A Letter from ELCO's President- COVID-19

Posted by David Bruce on April 10, 2020

Dear Policyholders, The COVID-19 pandemic has left many feeling uncertain and uneasy due to the fluctuation in the markets. I am writing to you today to inform you of ELCO Mutual Life and Annuity’s (ELCO) response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stability of the company.

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