Horace Mann Educators Corporation

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Horace Mann Educators Corporation
TypePublic company
S&P 600 component
Financial services
Founded1945; 77 years ago (1945)[1]
FounderLeslie Nimmo and Carrol Hall
Area served
Springfield, Illinois
Irving, Texas
Morrisville, North Carolina
Key people
Marita Zuraitis (CEO)
Servicesauto insurance
property insurance
life insurance
financial services
Number of employees
Horace Mann Headquarters in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

Horace Mann is an Illinois-based auto, property, supplemental and life insurance, as well as financial services company that focuses on retirement annuities and mutual funds.[2] Horace Mann primarily works with educators and their families.[3]


Horace Mann was founded in Springfield, Illinois, in 1945.[4] Originally named the IEA (Illinois Education Association) Mutual Insurance Company because of its affiliation with the Illinois Education Association,[5] Horace Mann was founded by teachers Leslie Nimmo and Carrol Hall. Nimmo and Carroll created IEA Mutual to sell automotive insurance to Illinois teachers. The company was later renamed Horace Mann, after the American educational reformer of the same name. Mann himself was not involved with the company. In 1947, Horace Mann began to sell insurance policies outside of Illinois and in 1949, the Horace Mann Life Insurance Company was founded.[6] Horace Mann would later add property insurance.[7] In 1961, the company began selling tax-deferred annuities, and in 2003, it entered the mutual funds business.[7] In 1974, the Insurance Company of North America (INA), a Philadelphia-based insurance and financial services corporation, began increasing its holdings of Horace Mann and by January 1975 had acquired the company. In 1982, INA Corporation merged with Connecticut General Corporation, forming a new holding company known as CIGNA.[7]

In August 1989, Horace Mann was acquired from CIGNA by an investor group that included company management.[8] In November 1991, Horace Mann completed an initial public offering of common stock at $18 per share.[9] It is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HMN.[10][11] In January 1994, Horace Mann acquired Allegiance Insurance Company, a California property/casualty company. Horace Mann had managed Allegiance Insurance Company since 1989.[6] Allegiance Insurance Company changed its name to Horace Mann Property & Casualty Insurance Company effective March 19, 2001.[7] Marita Zuraitis has been the Director, President and CEO of the company since 2013. Horace Mann’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Illinois,[4] reside in a building designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki.[12] Horace Mann has regional claim offices in Irving, Texas,[13] and Morrisville, North Carolina.[14] It contracts with more than 600 exclusive agencies for sales and service.[15] Horace Mann has approximately 1,400 employees, including about 1,100 at its Springfield, Illinois headquarters.[15]

In July 2021, Horace Mann announced the purchase of Madison National Life Insurance Co.[16]

In January 2022, Horace Mann announced it had acquired Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. - a provider of group life, disability and specialty health insurance for educators and public sector employees.[17]

Insurance policies and services[edit]

Horace Mann sells personal property and casualty (P&C) insurance,[18] including auto,[19] homeowner, renters,[20] and umbrella insurance.[21] In addition to P&C insurance, Horace Mann provides whole life insurance, term life insurance, universal life insurance, variable universal life insurance, and indexed universal life insurance.[22] Since the 1960s, Horace Mann has sold tax-deferred annuities to teachers for use in 403(b) plans. They continue to sell annuities, both individually and to groups.[23] In addition, Horace Mann provides mutual funds through its limited broker-dealer affiliate, Horace Mann Investors, Inc.[24]

Horace Mann also has administrative services for school districts, such as Section 125 cafeteria plans that allow school employees to pay for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars;[25] Third-Party Administrator (TPA) providing administrative and consulting services for 403(b) and 457(b) plans to ensure compliance with IRS regulations[26] and financial literacy workshops.[27] The company sponsors several awards recognizing excellence in education, including the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence.[28] Horace Mann has also partnered with DonorsChoose.org.[29]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Sterling, Dawn (July 20, 2016). "Horace Mann Awards Two College Scholarships". wandtv.com.
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  4. ^ a b "New Horace Mann CEO getting to know company, community - News - The State Journal-Register - Springfield, IL". 2016-12-28. Archived from the original on 2016-12-28. Retrieved 2017-07-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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  6. ^ a b Pederson, Jay P. (1998). International Directory of Company Histories. St. James Press. p. 269.
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  8. ^ "Cigna Closes Sale Of Horace Mann". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
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  10. ^ "Events". www.nyse.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  11. ^ Dill, Kathryn. "America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  12. ^ Emanuel, Muriel (23 January 2016). "Contemporary Architects"[dead link]. Springer – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Hethcock, Bill (October 19, 2008). "Horace Mann Picks N. Texas". American City Business Journals.
  14. ^ "Horace Mann Insurance Co". United States Chamber of Commerce.
  15. ^ a b "MSDOC". 2016-10-02. Archived from the original on 2016-10-02. Retrieved 2017-07-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  16. ^ Journal, David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State. "Madison National Life Insurance to be bought by Horace Mann for $172.5 million". madison.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16.
  17. ^ "Horace Mann completes acquisition of Madison National Life Insurance Company". uk.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  18. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "${Instrument_CompanyName} ${Instrument_Ric} Company Profile | Reuters.com". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  19. ^ columnist, By Gerri Willis, CNNMoney.com contributing. "5 Tips: Cut your car insurance costs - Apr. 24, 2006". money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  20. ^ "Horace Mann - Management Today Magazine". 2016-10-01. Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2017-07-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  21. ^ "Basketball gives Morrow normalcy - InsuranceNewsNet". insurancenewsnet.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  22. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "${Instrument_CompanyName} ${Instrument_Ric} Company Profile | Reuters.com". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  23. ^ Plunkett, Jack W. (March 1, 2009). Plunkett's Companion to the Almanac of American Employers 2009: Mid-Size Firms. Plunkett Research, Ltd. ISBN 9781593921262.
  24. ^ "HM9:Frankfurt Stock Quote - Horace Mann Educators Corp". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  25. ^ "ASBO | The Horace Mann Companies". asbointl.org. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  26. ^ "Flexible Benefits Services | Horace Mann". schools.horacemann.com. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  27. ^ "Horace Mann Now National Sponsor of DonorsChoose.org". msnbc.com. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  28. ^ Citizen, The (2016-08-29). "Coweta teacher nominated for national award". The Citizen. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  29. ^ Correspondent, BRITT GREENWOOD World. "Glenpool teacher only Oklahoma recipient of Horace Mann education grant". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2017-07-14.

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