Our Commitment to Our Community
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.
To the Community
Our Measures of Community Value
Through 2017, MassMutual Wisconsin has:
- over $3.3 billion of life insurance coverage in force1.
- paid over $31.7 million in life insurance benefits2 and $3.3 million in disability income insurance benefits (claims)3 to our clients.
- paid $17.2 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:
Reach-A-ChildWhen 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.
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 as of 12/31/17 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.
2 Amount of individual life insurance claims paid from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17 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.
3 Amount of disability income insurance claims paid from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (12/31/2017).
4 The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2017.
5 MassMutual pays the premiums (12/31/2017).
6 MassMutual pays the premiums.