Local residents and businesses rely on us to help secure their financial futures, but our commitment doesn't end there. We believe that in order to build long-lasting relationships with our clients, we also have to serve the local communities in which they live and work. Here's how we are making a difference in our communities.
The Packers’ Connection to Us
When the Green Bay Packers hit the football gridiron, we and the rest of the state of Wisconsin cheer. But don’t be surprised if you also hear a cheer or two coming from Springfield, Mass.
MassMutual and the Packers, you see, have a major connection: Curly Lambeau.
Lambeau, of course, co-founded the Packers in 1919 and was its legendary player-coach through 1949 (hence the Green Bay home venue of Lambeau Field) (http://www.profootballhof.com/players/earl-curly-lambeau/). Less well-known about Lambeau was that he was a district sales manager for our agency.
Remember, football back in the day wasn’t the full-time major industry that it is now. Many footballers had other jobs to keep them going in the off-season. Lambeau’s was insurance and he established a an office for us in Green Bay in 1930. The Packers were added to the office directory in 1941.
Of course, as MassMutual’s Wisconsin Agency, we continue to have a major presence in in Green Bay and throughout this great state with over 70 agents to help you achieve your financial dreams and goals
Of course when the Packers meet the Patriots, well, things get a little conflicted between us and our home office partners in Springfield.
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To the Community
Our Measures of Community Value
Through 2015, MassMutual Wisconsin has:
- over $3.2 billion of life insurance coverage in force1.
- paid over $29.1 million in life insurance benefits2 and $3.6 million in disability income insurance benefits (claims)3 to our clients.
- paid $18.2 million in dividends4 to MassMutual Wisconsin clients who own eligible participating whole life policies with MassMutual.
- distributed $3.7 million in free5 life insurance to eligible families as part of MassMutual’s LifeBridgeSM Program.
Our community involvement through charitable organizations and civic events is deeply important to us and our time and resources invested are additional reasons we've earned trust from so many in this area.
The following are organizations our agency has supported directly or that have recognized our agency for our impact in our community this year:
Members of the Madison & Brookfield units participate in the Fall Sprawl / Walk with Me fundraising events for Easter Seals in their areas. The support of these signature walk events helps the organization provide children and adults with autism and other disabilities the opportunities to live, learn, work and play in our communities.
Middleton Outreach Ministry
For the fifth year in a row, the Agency staff was able to adopt a family through Middleton Outreach Ministry’s Sharing Christmas Program. This program matches donors with local families to help make their season a little brighter by providing gifts for the holiday season.
In 2016, MassMutual Wisconsin was matched with one family of 6, ranging in age from 5 to 39. Through monetary donations we were able to purchase the items on their wish lists. Many team members were able to find items around their house to donate as well. Through the staff’s kindness and generosity, we were able to help our friends and neighbors to enjoy the warmth of the season in knowing that others truly care.
When we found out that not every First Responder has the right tool to help comfort and distract children they come across in traumatic situations, we knew we had to help by supporting REACH-A-Child. REACH-A-Child fills backpacks with Children's Books and Drawstring Backpacks that First Responders would provide any children they come across in difficult situations.
Their mission is to get REACH BAGs into the hands of First Responders that would help comfort over 1,300 children-in-crisis over the next year.
To learn more about this organization, visit their website at www.reachachild.org.
On June 23rd, 2016, golfers took to the course at Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to help raise funds for Buddy Bench’s anti-bullying initiative. The day’s events included a golf outing tournament, several on-course fundraising events, dinner, LIVE and silent auction.
Special guest, Former Green Bay Packer Wide Receiver Bill Schroeder attended as he proudly supports the Anti-Bullying Program. Bill was able to raise additional money for the program by “selling” his drive, signing autographs and heading the LIVE auction.
In addition to Mike Reisel, Sales Manager for the Milwaukee District, serving on the organization’s board of directors, MassMutual Wisconsin was a proud supporter of this event. Community support is vital to helping us in our mission to stop bullying in our schools and have a positive impact in lives of our children. Together, we CAN make a difference!
Reisel Wins Community Service Award for Local Charity
This year MassMutual will award 155,000 to eligible nonprofit organizations through the company’s annual Community Service Awards (CSA) program. The awards are given as a tribute to MassMutual financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.
Mike Reisel, Milwaukee Area Sales Manager, and the nonprofit Scherrer Cares Buddy Bench are among this year’s recipients and will be receiving a $5,000 check. Scherrer Cares is a non-profit organization that exists to support schools in their anti-bullying efforts by providing students tools (including a bench) to build and foster friendships.
Reisel’s commitment to the organization is deep as he serves on their board of directors, helps organize their annual fundraising golf outing, and much more.
United Way Day of Caring
A group of Agency Staff volunteered for United Way’s Day of Caring on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. With the opportunity to choose their service project for a Dane County non-profit, the staff selected two different projects and organizations to support.
The first group went during the morning to The River Food Pantry. During their 2.5 hour shift they worked on many projects that included putting together free cold lunch sacks for local neighborhood children.
The second group went during the (HOT) afternoon to support Porchlight. Porchlight offers housing for those transitioning out of homelessness. The group spent their 2 hour shift doing some much needed landscaping at one of the homes.
MassMutual’s LifeBridge program provides free1 $50,000 10-year term life insurance policies to eligible parents or guardians. It is designed to help protect the dream of providing an education for a child if the insured parent or guardian dies during the 10-year term. As of yearend 2012, MassMutual and its general agencies across the country have provided over $640 million in free life insurance coverage.
This agency alone has provided $3,400,000 in free life insurance coverage over the course of LifeBridge’s existence.
1 Amount of individual life insurance in force at the end of the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company (12/31/2015).
2 Amount of individual life insurance claims paid during the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company (12/31/2015).
3 Amount of disability income insurance claims paid during the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (12/31/2015).
4 The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2015.
5 MassMutual pays the premiums (12/31/2015).
6 MassMutual pays the premiums.