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Plan. Protect. Restore. 


Do You Need a Broker of Record Letter to Stay in the Program? Request One Today!

Recently, Sovereign Insurance Group became the exclusive program manager for the United Methodist Insurance Program. They were chosen for their 60 year history in the church insurance space, their in-depth market knowledge, and their passion for making sure ministries are protected in order to fulfill their mission. As part of this transition, we are asking our policyholders to sign a Broker of Record Letter.








UMIP Announces Vacant Building
Insurance Program

Are you an annual conference or church that has a hard-to-insure vacant building? United Methodist Insurance understands how challenging those properties can be. We’ve worked with our exclusive program manager, Sovereign Insurance Group, to create a vacant building program. 

This program:

  • Available everywhere except WV, LA, and AK

  • Quick quote turnaround time

  • Direct billed policies

  • AM Best A++ (Superior) rated carrier

If you are interested in this program for your ministry, simply fill out our online application and we will be in touch!


When something works really well for busy pastors, is cost effective, and gives peace of mind, I must share. Working with Sovereign Insurance Group, which is the new partner of the United Methodist Insurance Program, we were able to *quickly* get one comprehensive plan for the church that saves us at least over 5k. I can understand why churches might "set and forget" their insurance coverage because it is a hassle to find new coverage, but this was easy and allows us to use more money for God's mission.

Rev. Chet Jechura / Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Maryland


UMIP Announces Exclusive Partnership with Sovereign Insurance Group

Recently, the United Methodist Insurance Program (UMI) announced an exclusive relationship with Sovereign Insurance Group beginning June 21, 2022. This change is the result of thoughtful and careful evaluation of the direction of UMIP and consideration of brokerage firms that are dedicated to providing insurance services to the church market. Sovereign was selected, in part, based on its strong history of service to the church market, its key alliances with insurers, and its ability to provide superior service to existing and new policyholders. With Sovereign as our partner, UMI will provide assistance to churches so that they may protect their people, property and finances. UMI is dedicated to fulfilling its obligations as set forth in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.

If you have question for Sovereign Insurance Group or about this transition, please feel free to reach out to us at 

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Planning to Purchase Insurance Soon?

We are here to help your ministry purchase insurance protection. UMIP developed this buying guide to help you pick the proper coverage for your ministry. We want to help you make the right choice to plan, protect, and restore your ministry. 

United Methodist Insurance Program Introduction Video

United Methodist Insurance Program Introduction Video


United Methodist Insurance Program is pleased to offer a newsletter, The Church Protection Connection, to members across the connection. Full of tips and information on risk management, best practices, and advice as it relates to various types of insurance coverage, the UMIP Newsletter is a must for any church wanting to protect their people, property, and reputation.



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