Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Selects Guidewire for Policy Administration and Billing Platforms

New Partnership Will Enable Hastings Mutual Insurance Company to Transform the Quality of Service to Members and Agents

HASTINGS, MI--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2015) - Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, an award-winning, regional Property/Casualty insurance carrier serving the Midwest since 1885, is pleased to announce its selection of Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) for its new policy administration and billing platforms. Through this partnership, Hastings Mutual will strengthen its leadership in providing insurance products and exceptional service to its customers.

A Guidewire ClaimCenter client since 2003, Hastings Mutual has selected Guidewire's PolicyCenter and BillingCenter as part of a transformation initiative that will support the long-term strategies of the company. Guidewire's integrated suite of products will provide Hastings Mutual with the improved functionality and flexibility to continue to serve their policyholders, agents, and employees well into the future.

 "Guidewire has demonstrated key capabilities including state-of-the-art products, process governance, and exceptional teamwork around business process modernization," said Bill Gregor, vice president of Insurance Operations at Hastings Mutual. "They have been a true partner to Hastings Mutual for over ten years so we know that we can rely on them going forward."

"We are looking forward to continuing our positive partnership with Guidewire," said Tim Bremer, vice president and CIO at Hastings Mutual. "Guidewire has demonstrated to Hastings Mutual their desire for long-term partnership through their reinvestment into the technology base and through user-guided product enhancements."

"Hastings Mutual was the first insurer to deploy ClaimCenter; really helping blaze the trail for others to follow," said Alex Naddaff, senior vice president, Programs at Guidewire. "We are extremely honored to extend our relationship with them in this way."

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an award-winning, A.M. Best A (Excellent) rated, regional Property/Casualty insurance company. Hastings Mutual operates in the six Midwestern states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, was founded in 1885. Hastings Mutual writes farm, commercial, and personal lines business through a network of independent insurance agents. For more information about Hastings Mutual, or to find an agent, visit the company website at www.hastingsmutual.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

About Guidewire
 Guidewire builds software products that help Property/Casualty insurers replace their legacy core systems and transform their business. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ provides the core systems used by insurers as operational systems of record. Additional products provide support for data management, business intelligence, anytime/anywhere access and guidance and monitoring. More than 180 Property/Casualty insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.

Contact Information:

Vicki Loll
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
404 E. Woodlawn Ave.
Hastings MI 49058
Phone: (269) 948-1588
Email address: vloll@hastingsmutual.com