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United Methodist Insurance Announces New Exclusive Broker Sovereign Insurance Group

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Nashville, TennesseeRecently, the United Methodist Insurance Program (UMIP) 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,” said Jeff Koch, UMI CEO and President. “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. As the only insurance company with direct ties to the denomination, UMI works with leadership of jurisdictions, conferences, districts, churches, agencies, and foundations of the Church to develop and offer risk management services, as well as property and casualty insurance.

Sovereign and UMI will be hosting webinars on June 28 -30. Register here to find out how the UMIP and Sovereign partnership may help your ministry. If you would like a quote through the program, reach out at or 800.222.4478; extension 3401.

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About United Methodist Insurance Program

UMI is a non-profit captive insurance company that fulfills its ministry by protecting the assets of the denomination through comprehensive property and liability insurance to ensure access to future generations of United Methodists. UMI’s mission is to protect the people and property of The United Methodist Church.


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