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Horace Mann -- Premier partner

Horace Mann -- the largest national, multi-line insurance corporation to focus on the insurance and financial planning needs of the educational community -- provides auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities, life insurance and other financial solutions. Founded by educators for educators in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Ill.  In addition to insurance and financial planning, we support education through such programs as the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship for educators. For more information visit

Kids -- we won the bikes, lost the bikes, won the bikes!

Horace Mann "Sainted" in the Pioneer Press

"Last month (April 2013), I attended the Family Fitness Fun event at Frost Lake Elementary School with a Karen family from Burma whom I have befriended. Wouldn't you know? We were at the far end of the school when we faintly
heard a last call for the winning ticket for the bike raffle that evening. Our ticket matched! We had one minute to race to the office, but we got caught up in the crowd assembled at the door. We reached the desk mere seconds after they announced the substitute winning ticket number. Another happy family came forward and was justly awarded the prize: four brand-new kids' bikes.

Seeing the awkward situation and four very disappointed kids, the bike donor immediately stepped in and said, "I have a solution." This kind-hearted man, Mr. Gary Havir from Horace Mann Insurance in Maplewood, offered to purchase and donate four additional bicycles for the family who had just missed their chance. His original donation to the event had already been generous, but to double it was remarkable! The Htoo family and I will never forget his act of kindness and charity. Thank you, Mr. Havir! You are a saint.

Kudos, too, to Frost Lake Elementary for hosting a great event and facilitating the bike delivery last week. -- Jane Cagle-Kemp, Saint Paul"


Founded by Educators for Educators®
Horace Mann proudly serves the needs of America’s educators with insurance and retirement annuities. We also offer a variety of programs and resources to help educators in and out of the classroom, such as:
  • Fellowships,
  • Perfect Attendance Spells Success,
  • Workshops,
  • Teacher Recognition,
  • Horace Mann-NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.
For details on available resources, click on the arrow above, or scroll to the Educator Resources PDF below.

Let our field leaders help you create a strategy for insurance and financial planning.

Call today!

David C. Bray, LUTCF
Norsemann District
2751 Sandpiper Trail
Excelsior, MN 55331
Office: 217-547-6500
Mobile:  612-961-4517

Lolita McGlory
Northstar Sales District
Mobile:  612-719-9375

Among 100 most trustworthy companies!
May 2013 -- Horace Mann is one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, according to Forbes Magazine.  The ranking is based on findings by GMI Rankings, a company that provides global research on the different risk factors affecting the performance of public companies.  Forbes reports GMI looked at over 60 different governance and forensic accounting measures to rank the companies.  It found the top 100 Trustworthy Companies have consistently demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices and solid corporate governance and management. “This award illustrates the spirit in which we run this company – to do the right thing, not only for shareholders, but also for our agents, employees, and importantly, our policyholders,” said Pete Heckman, President and CEO of Horace Mann.

Also, the Horace Mann Board of Directors has hired Marita Zuraitis as President and Chief Executive Officer-Elect. Marita will be starting her employment at Horace Mann on May 13. Marita is a proven leader in the property and casualty industry, and her 30-year career includes leadership positions in the home office and field with both personal and commercial lines businesses.  The breadth of her experience provides Marita with a unique understanding of the insurance industry, which has enabled her to bring exceptional knowledge and insight to the organizations she has supported. is a nonprofit organization that connects public school teachers in need of classroom materials and experiences with individual donors who want to help. At, public school teachers submit project requests for the specific materials their students need to learn. Donors from across the country browse the website and fund the projects they find most compelling.

For information on how you can connect your teachers to DonorsChoose, click on the link above, or scroll to the DonorsChoose PDF below.

Horace Mann earns Gold Halo for
The Horace Mann Companies and have earned the Gold Halo Award for Best Education Campaign from the Cause Marketing Forum. Since beginning its partnership in 2011, Horace Mann agents have encouraged teachers to request funding for their classroom projects.  The projects range from iPads to books for the classroom. Once a teacher posts a project on the Web site, people from throughout the nation can donate by going to Horace Mann also contributes, donating $1.7 million to classroom projects thus far.