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Hortica® hires Otsuka as Regional Sales Manager

February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois—Hortica®, a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group, is proud to announce that Robert Otsuka has been hired as Regional Sales Manager – West Region. Otsuka brings extensive knowledge and familiarity with the floral and horticultural industry. A former member of Hortica’s board of directors and advisory council, Otsuka was most […]

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Hortica’s Financial Ratings Upgraded

July 9, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015 Stevens Point, WI – Hortica’s (Florists’ Mutual Insurance Company and Florists’ Insurance Company) financial strength and issuer credit ratings were upgraded to A+ (Superior) and “aa-“ by A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s leading rating organization. Additionally, the company has been assigned a stable outlook. A.M. Best made the announcement today as […]

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Hortica and Sentry Sign an Affiliation Agreement

May 20, 2015

Edwardsville, IL – Hortica Insurance (Florists’ Mutual Insurance Company) announced on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company (Sentry Insurance). Upon completion of the affiliation and approval by the applicable insurance departments, Hortica will become a member of the Sentry Insurance Group. Sentry Insurance, […]

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Hortica (Florists’ Mutual) Moving Toward An Affiliation

April 13, 2015

Edwardsville, Illinois, April 13, 2015 – Hortica – the Florists’ Mutual Insurance Company today announced that it is in the process of negotiating a mutual affiliation arrangement with a well-respected, well-capitalized, mutual insurance company. Through an affiliation, Hortica anticipates it would receive at least an “A” (Excellent) group rating from AM Best, based on its […]

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Heartbleed/Open SSL Vulnerability

February 18, 2015

Experts have discovered a major flaw in the security software used by many Web sites — including banks, e-mail and social media services — that may expose users’ names and passwords, the content of their communications, and their data, to anyone who knows how to exploit the weakness. The bug, which is referred to as […]

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Hortica Selects Digital Insurance As Nationwide Employee Benefits Partner

November 13, 2013

National Reach, Ability to Serve Any Size Business and Flexible Solutions Cited Atlanta – November 12, 2013 Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits has selected Digital Insurance, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency, to be its exclusive employee benefits partner in all markets across the country. Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Hortica is […]

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Hortica Announces Hiring of Senior Account Executive – Tom Rauch

October 31, 2012

Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits has announced the appointment of Tom Rauch as a senior account executive for south/southeastern Texas. He handles commercial property and casualty sales for Hortica, working a territory extending from south of Austin to the eastern border of the state. Rauch has 20 years of experience in commercial insurance underwriting, sales […]

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Hortica Celebrates 125 Years in Business

June 5, 2012

Edwardsville, Ill. – [June 5, 2012] – Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, a niche specific mutual insurance company serving horticultural businesses across the U.S., is celebrating a rich history of 125 years in business. Founded on June 1, 1887 and initially named “Florists’ Hail Association of America,” Hortica has evolved into a comprehensive insurance company […]

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Hortica Announces Hiring of Senior Account Executive – Cathy James

March 4, 2012

Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits has announced the appointment of Cathy James as a senior account executive for Indiana and western Ohio. James has been with Hortica for 26 years. Her professional insurance designations include Certified Risk Manager and Certified Insurance Counselor. At Hortica, she has worked in sales positions, most recently serving as regional […]

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Important Notice to Our Illinois Customers

September 20, 2011

The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (750 ILCS 75/1) creates a legal relationship between two persons of the same or opposite sex who form a civil union. The Act provides that the parties to a civil union are entitled to the same legal obligations, responsibilities, protections and benefits that are afforded or […]

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