About Germania Insurance
Germania Insurance History
The Germania Companies
The Germania Credit Union
We care about Texans. We’ve been around for more than 125 years, through the Lone Star State’s best and worst of times. We take on the risk and provide the coverage you need to protect your belongings - your home, car, valuables, and your business - so you can focus on the things that matter most.
Germania Insurance is committed to serving Texans, both with our insurance offerings and through community involvement. That means all Texans, regardless of race, religion, or lifestyle; we will never discriminate against employees or policyholders based on who they are. We believe a diverse Texas is a strong Texas and everyone deserves the peace of mind insurance provides.
Learn more about Germania and see why Texans have trusted us to protect their piece of this great state for over 125 years.
How it all started...
Germania Mutual Aid Association was organized in 1896 in Perry, Texas under the leadership of Otto Rau, the first president. It was formed to provide protection for farm property. At that time insuring property in rural and small community areas was virtually impossible. The 31 founding members, including Rau, saw the need for dependable mutual insurance and committed to the principle that bearing one another’s burdens made them all stronger.
Moving into the Present...
In 1960, the name changed to Germania Farm Mutual Aid Association to comply with the state’s requirements. However, it wasn’t until 1982 when the name formally changed to Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association (GFMIA).
Now known simply as Germania Insurance, the Association now has over 200,000 members and as a farm mutual, we are unique:
Looking to the Future…
Germania remains true to its tradition by providing fair and honest insurance protection to its members. It remains committed to the principle of building a stronger future for our members by maintaining our Association’s strength and by offering quality insurance products.
We change and adapt to meet the needs of our community. As read in our history, Germania originally began as an association that provided protection for farms but through the years we’ve expanded into multiple companies that provide all sorts of coverage and services for Texans.
Germania companies include:
Learn more about all Germania’s companies and how they serve their Texas communities below.
Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association (GFMIA): organized in 1896, is a farm mutual insurance company operating under Chapter 911 of the Texas Insurance Code. GFMIA provides property insurance for dwellings, churches, and organizational property. Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association is the parent company of the Germania subsidiaries. The President/CEO and the directors from all the districts constitute the Board of Directors.
Germania Insurance Company (GIC), Germania Fire & Casualty Company (GF&C), and Germania Select Insurance Company (GSIC) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Germania Farm Mutual created to provide members with auto, casualty, and property coverage. GIC was organized in 1978 and is a “standard” tier company. GF&C was organized in 1985, and GSIC was organized in 2002; both are considered “preferred” tier auto companies.
Germania General Agency (GGA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germania Select Insurance Company (GSIC) and was formed to provide products for members that Germania Farm Mutual and its subsidiary companies do not offer. GGA began in 1980 under the name Bluebonnet General Agency and was a wholly owned subsidiary of Germania Insurance Company (GIC). In August 1999, the name was changed to Germania General Agency. On July 1, 2008, Germania Select Insurance Company became the sole shareholder of GGA.
Germania Premium Finance (GPF) is a limited liability company whose only member is Germania General Agency and was formed to create a premium finance company. Organized in 2017, GPF provides premium financing for policies written through GGA, as well as policies written outside of Germania.
Germania Life Insurance Company (GLIC), another wholly owned subsidiary, was organized in 1983 to provide life insurance products to members and policyholders. Germania Life is a stock company regulated by the Texas Department of Insurance. GLIC is now referred to as GermaniaLIFE in all sales and marketing materials.
Germania Property & Casualty Insurance Company (GP&C) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germania Farm Mutual created to provide residential property insurance to policyholders. GP&C began in 2006 under the name Texas Heritage Insurance Company. In June 2022, Texas Heritage Insurance Company was renamed GP&C to better align with the Germania companies and family branding. GP&C is wholly owned by Germania Farm Mutual and is currently licensed to operate only in the state of Texas.
Germania Credit Union (GCU), organized in 1986, is a nonprofit financial corporative owned by its members. Located at Germania’s Home Office in Brenham, Texas, GCU services Germania policyholders, local chapter officials, agents, team members, and their families, as well as the local Brenham community. GCU offers a full range of banking services including consumer loans, mortgage loans, savings accounts and checking accounts. There are nine members on the board who are elected from the GCU membership for a three-year term.
Founded in 1986, the Germania Credit Union (GCU) offers financial services to employees, policyholders, and community members who live, study, work, or worship within a 10-mile radius of Brenham, TX.
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