FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

What is the United Methodist Insurance Program (UMIP)?


UMIP was started by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) with the mission of offering insurance for United Methodist Churches, agencies, and related institutions nationwide. UMIP provides robust property and casualty coverage solutions as well as travel insurance for individuals and trip protection for mission groups, United Methodist Meetings, and other travel.




What makes UMIP different?


UMIP is the only coverage provider with direct ties to the church community. Powered by Suracy Faith for property and casualty insurance, UMIP offers an extensive knowledge of the minimum insurance requirements set forth by the General Council on Finance and Administration in adherence with the Book of Discipline. UMIP understands United Methodist churches and its goal is to offer solutions that help ministries thrive.




What are the minimum insurance requirements for United Methodist churches?


Minimum insurance requirements for United Methodist churches were developed and implemented to provide a schedule of the recommended coverages and limits that a church should carry to help ensure that it is adequately insured. They were developed based on the exposures faced by individual churches, industry best practices, professional assessments by UMI and its partners’ experts, and claims trends in connection with UMIP and other carriers and organizations. The goal of these minimum requirements is to help ensure that churches maintain appropriate protection in the event of a loss.




What features and benefits does UMIP offer?


UMIP strives to exceed expectations for every customer. As the only coverage provider with direct ties to the church community, it offers many available benefits, including:

  • Extensive property and casualty coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum standards set forth by the General Council on Finance and Administration
  • Fast, fair claims handling
  • Risk management resources
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Competitive pricing
  • Access to top-tier carriers with experience in the religious sector




How can I request a property and casualty quote from UMIP?


To request a property and casualty quote from UMIP, please contact our trusted partner, AmVenture Insurance Agency, at 866-203-0777 or umip@suracy.com or submit our online form.




I am a current UMI customer and have a claim or need service. Who do I contact?


We are here to help. Claims contact information and customer service information can be found on our claims page.




I need to secure a certificate of insurance. How do I do that?


You can easily request a certificate of insurance online. If you have further questions, please call 866-203-0777 or email umip@suracy.com.





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