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United Methodist Insurance (UMI)


United Methodist Insurance (UMI) is a non-profit, captive insurance company started by the General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church (GCFA). The ministry of United Methodist Insurance is to protect the people and property of The United Methodist Church. It accomplishes this ministry by assisting in a financially responsible way while providing access to the broadest coverage available.


United Methodist Insurance (UMI) focuses solely on the insurance needs of United Methodist churches so that United Methodist churches can focus on their other vital ministry needs.  Currently, UMI insures the ministries of more than 3,000 United Methodist churches.   

Working in partnership with Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) to provide property and casualty (P&C) coverage, UMI benefits from lower operating expenses, more predictable premiums, consistent coverage and improved service. The UMI program offers property, general liability, auto liability, workers compensation, directors & officers’ liability, employment practices liability, sexual misconduct, crime, boiler & equipment breakdown, and umbrella coverage.

Click here to request a quote for your insurance coverage.  A member of the UMI team will be in touch with you about your needs and designing a program to fit your church.  


United Methodist Insurance has contracted with the Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) as a service provider. CIAC is a non-profit insurance agency specializing in general agency and risk management services for religious institutions. Since 1930, CIAC’s successful mission has been to assist congregations and affiliated church organizations by providing superior insurance protection at competitive rates.

The content available on this website has been prepared by United Methodist Insurance Company (UMI) for informational purposes only.  No article or document may accurately contemplate all possible scenarios or church resources.  As such, this information is meant to foster discussion by the individual church and its members to develop a plan tailored to its own circumstances.  UMI is providing this information with no warranties or guarantees of any kind and it should not be viewed as legal, financial, or other professional advice.   All liability is expressly disclaimed.