Farm Bureau Affiliates Stepping up During CrisisCountry providing 15% auto premium refunds
COUNTRY Financial® will provide every client with a personal auto insurance policy as of April 1 with a 15% refund for two months of auto premium in anticipation of a decrease in driving activity in April and May. The refund is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our clients are doing their part during COVID-19 and staying home. That means fewer accidents and lower claims costs,” said Jim Jacobs, COUNTRY CEO. “We always work hard to provide the protection our clients need. When we can do that for less cost, we believe returning money to our clients is the right thing to do, especially during challenging times.”
Pending regulatory approval, the company will mail refund checks in May. Clients do not need to take any action to receive a refund check.
Last month, the company announced it had extended payment deadlines for clients to prevent cancellations, late fees, and non-renewals.
COUNTRY Financial® to Donate $3 Million to First Responders, Healthcare Workers through Operation Helping Heroes Program
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the U.S. and add pressure to the nation’s hospitals, healthcare workers and first responders, COUNTRY Financial® is stepping in to provide funds for much-needed equipment and supplies. Through its Operation Helping Heroes program, the company will donate $3 million to first responders, medical workers and military service members in the communities it does business in.
“Healthcare workers and first responders are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, risking their lives every day to take care of those in our communities. We believe it’s our responsibility to take care of them,” said Tim Harris, executive vice president for COUNTRY Financial.
COUNTRY Financial announced earlier this year that it would donate $1 million through its Operation Helping Heroes program to first responders and military service members. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will now triple its investment in the program. The $3 million donation will be allocated to the company’s more than 2,000 representatives and agents who will each be able to provide funds to support their local first responders.
Operation Helping Heroes was created in 2015 to support non-profit organizations that support active duty service members, veterans and their families.
Prairie Farms Boosting Food Bank Donations
Our Caps Your Cause, Prairie Farms’ charitable giving program, will quadruple points for cap codes redeemed for food banks through May. That means each cap is worth 20 cents instead of 5 cents.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prairie Farms is giving back even more by increasing support for nearly 50 food banks that are currently registered as an Our Caps Your Cause charity.
Anyone may participate by:
- Simply purchasing gallons or half-gallons of Prairie Farms milk
- Peeling the sticker on the cap to reveal the code
- Visit prairiefarms.com/ocyc-redeemcodes to select a food bank and entering the cap code
Once the 1,000-cap goal is met, the food bank will receive a check for $200.
Because of COVID-19, Prairie Farms has also launched www.prairiefarms.com/stayathome/ which offers a variety of resources, including recipes, Chef Rob “how-to” cooking tips, coupons, and a video series featuring Prairie Farms dairy farm families.