Sentry Insurance Company

Stevens Point,  WI 
United States

Welcome to Sentry Insurance Company!

At Sentry Insurance Company our business is built on a foundation of service to our policyholders. If you’re like us, you don’t want to do business with a faceless institution. You want to know what motivates the people who move a business. You want to know who we are, and what we’re all about. We get that, because it’s how we do business too. We work to get to know our customers and their businesses. Why? Because it helps us provide the best possible insurance solutions.

 Press Releases

  • AM Best, the insurance industry’s leading rating authority, affirms Sentry’s A+ (superior) rating

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (July 7, 2022) – After concluding its annual review, AM Best, the insurance industry’s leading rating authority, affirmed Sentry’s A+ (superior) rating for a 31st consecutive year*. The rating confirms the mutual insurance group’s financial strength and superior ability to pay its customers’ claims now and in the future.

    A+ A.M. Best 31 years

    “Receiving this rating each year since 1992 is a reminder of our company’s transformation during the 1990s and 2000s,” said Pete McPartland, Sentry Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO. “I’m grateful to our associates—and retirees—for putting us in the strong position we’re currently benefitting from. It was their loyalty, caring, and strong work ethic that got us here and created the Sentry we are today—one of the best capitalized companies in the insurance industry.”

    While the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 presented new challenges for Sentry, the company’s proactive approach, including significant investments in technology, helped meld its traditional business model with the best data and analytics currently available. This created a better overall experience for customers and associates. As a result, 2021 was the strongest financial year in the company’s modern history.

    Fewer than 10 percent of U.S.-based property and casualty insurance companies earn the A+ rating—even less have achieved it for three straight decades. The designation speaks to the financial strength and soundness of Sentry as a company.

    “Financially, we’re an even stronger company than we were before the pandemic,” said Todd Schroeder, Sentry Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “We’re outpacing the industry in growth and are well-positioned to withstand industry and economic headwinds. Our financial strength is a testament to how we operate and means our customers can continue to rely on us when they need us most.”

    In support of its A+ (superior) rating, AM Best points to Sentry’s balance sheet strength, which achieves the rating authority’s highest ranking of “strongest” for risk-adjusted capitalization. AM Best also recognizes Sentry’s strong market position as one of the leading commercial casualty writers in the United States, its well-diversified business mix, and strong management team with a successful track record of executing strategy.

  • Sentry extends as title sponsor of Tournament of Champions through 2035

    Wisconsin-based insurance company continues strong support of Maui community

    Top 30 players who qualify for the TOUR Championship earn exemptions beginning in 2023

    KAPALUA, Maui, Hawaii (August 23, 2022) – The PGA TOUR and Sentry Insurance, which has served as title sponsor of the Sentry Tournament of Champions since 2018, announced today a sponsorship extension through 2035. The new term further extends a 10-year partnership, announced in January of 2020.          

    Kicking off the 2023 portion of the season, the Sentry Tournament of Champions held at The Plantation Course at Kapalua (January 2–8) will feature a purse of $15 million, up from $8.2 million in 2022. The event will lead off 2024 when the TOUR transitions to a calendar-year season.

    “Today’s announcement of support through 2035 further solidifies the tremendous efforts Sentry Insurance has made in enhancing this event since 2018,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “Kicking off the PGA TOUR season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions starting in 2024 will further elevate the event as the world of golf will be squarely focused on Maui that week. Our thanks to Pete McPartland and his team at Sentry for their partnership, loyalty, and trust in the PGA TOUR.”

    The Sentry Tournament of Champions field includes all winners of official PGA TOUR events in the preceding calendar year, and beginning in 2023, will also include the top 30 players from the FedExCup Playoffs Points List who qualify for the TOUR Championship in recognition of the outstanding performance required throughout the FedExCup Season to advance to East Lake. The Sentry Tournament of Champions joins a select list of events that the top 30 players who qualify for the TOUR Championship earn exemptions into including the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, Genesis Scottish Open, and Open Championship. Scott Stallings, Cameron Young, Collin Morikawa, Corey Conners, Brian Harman, Sahith Theegala, Adam Scott, and Aaron Wise will be exempt for the 2023 tournament as a result of the new criteria.

    The original agreement in 2018 represented the first major sports sponsorship for Sentry, one of the largest business-focused mutual insurance companies in the United States. The company has been involved with golf since 1982 when it built SentryWorld—Wisconsin’s first destination golf facility at its headquarters in Stevens Point—which played host to the 2019 U.S. Girls Junior and will be the site for the U.S. Senior Open in 2023.

    “One of the smartest decisions we’ve ever made was to align ourselves with the PGA TOUR,” said Pete McPartland, Sentry’s Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO. “It’s been a great relationship—one that has helped us connect with our customers and other business decision makers who watch and play the game. We have established something very special with the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and we’re excited about what the future holds for both the PGA TOUR and our event. We’ll continue to work with the TOUR on elevating our championship in ways that will benefit the game and the island of Maui, which we consider our second home.”

    Since becoming title sponsor, Sentry has fully engaged the Maui community and has extended its community outreach well beyond tournament week. This includes creating a scholarship program for graduates of Maui Public Schools, providing support to the Maui United Way for COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts and to help address childhood hunger in Maui County, and spearheading an initiative that connects similar organizations on Maui and in Stevens Point in the areas of community service, arts, education, and agriculture to exchange ideas and best practices for the benefit of both communities.

    “We have tremendous support from the community, fans and The Plantation Course coupled with an incredible title sponsor that strives to help this event grow every year,” said Sentry Tournament of Champions Executive Director Max Novena. “We appreciate the great partnership with Sentry and are confident the best is yet to come. We’re excited to serve as the PGA TOUR’s opening week event in 2024 when the new calendar year schedule debuts.”

    “We believe it’s important to have purpose in what we do, and we’ve made it a priority to spend significant time on island building relationships with community leaders and organizations,” said Stephanie Smith, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer for Sentry. “Together, with the PGA TOUR, we’ve built great momentum these past five years and, together, we’re committed to making a positive, long-term and year-round impact on the Maui community.” 

    The Sentry Tournament of Champions has a rich history of champions, from World Golf Hall of Fame members to modern-day stars as represented by just the past four winners: defending champion Cameron Smith, Harris English (2021), two-time champion Justin Thomas (2020, 2017), and Xander Schauffele (2019).

 Additional Info

This company does business in international markets.