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Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Company
PO Box 2092
Mt Vernon, OH 43050

Buckeye Insurance Group

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide exceptional protection and service through a dedicated and talented workforce that blends traditional practices with innovative thought and technology.

Who is Buckeye Insurance Group?

Since our humble beginnings in 1879, Buckeye Insurance Group has provided quality insurance protection and excellent customer service for its’ independent agents and policyholders. The company writes insurance in Ohio, Indiana, and Kansas and offers Auto, Home, Dwelling Fire, Farm, and Umbrella insurance.

Based out of our home office in Piqua, Ohio, we understand the importance of delivering service that embodies both small town values and professional quality. As a mutual insurance company, we can guarantee that we make customer-focused decisions for the betterment of our policyholders’ protection. Buckeye is loyal to communities it serves by being committed solely to working with independent agents.

Buckeye Insurance Group seeks to exceed our agents’ expectations and market standards by embodying excellence in service and knowledge of our field. In the midst of a time that seeks instant gratification, Buckeye takes the high road in offering quality products and exceptional carrier-to-agency relationships. We are committed to integrity, and treat our customers as we would like to be treated ourselves.

In a marketplace driven by the compulsion to seek out the lowest cost, quality is often overlooked and undervalued. With Buckeye Insurance, you can count on an insurance experience that is invaluable. From our timely Claims and Underwriting service, to the level of care we demonstrate to our insureds, to the intentional effort we make to build relationships with our independent agents, our ‘personal touch’ is unsurpassed in the field.

Where does Buckeye offer insurance?

We work with independent agents to offer insurance in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kansas. To find a local agent near you, check out our agency listings!

Why should I choose Buckeye Insurance Group?

  • Personalized service
    • When you call, you’ll speak to one of our employees, not an automated voice.
  • Excellent customer support
    • With progressing innovation, we are always striving to provide you with a more seamless and accessible experience.
  • A mutual company
    • As Buckeye is a mutual company, we have the flexibility to make certain we can offer the best coverage options and protection available to you, and make decisions with you in mind.
  • Our independent agents
    • Being insured with Buckeye gives you the opportunity to work with our independent agents. This allows you to have to the personable care and clear guidance that you need for your insurance decisions.


The objective of Buckeye Insurance Group is to employ staff whose efficiency, loyalty, and teamwork will help us accomplish the mission of our company. Buckeye provides a work environment that focuses on career growth by offering challenging assignments and encouraging decision making. Our policy is to promote from within whenever possible. The continuing development of our employees is important to Buckeye.

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Policyholder Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the members of this company for the purpose of electing directors and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting shall be held in the month of March at the discretion of the company. Time and place of the annual meeting will be available sixty (60) days in advance of the meeting on the public website.

The 2019 annual meeting will be held Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM at the home office of Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Company, One Heritage Place, Piqua, Ohio 45356.

Directors and Officers


  • William L. Sweet, Jr. – Chairman of the Board
  • John S. Haldeman, II – Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Jean M. Bratton
  • James. D. Rogers
  • Julie Covault
  • Oyauma Garrison
  • Zahid Afzal


  • John M. Brooks – President and CEO
  • Robert E. Bornhorst – Senior Vice President and CUO
  • Chris Collins – CFO and Treasurer
  • Jon A. DeHass – Vice President
  • Lisa L. Wesner – Vice President, Secretary


Buckeye Insurance Group values your privacy. We are committed to keeping the personal information shared by you as confidential and secure as possible. Our privacy policy was developed so you will feel secure about our commitment and have confidence in our ability to service and protect your insurance needs.

Please take a moment to read our Privacy Policy and thank you for your trust in Buckeye Insurance Group. ( View privacy policy )

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Buckeye Insurance Group
One Heritage Place
Piqua, OH 45356

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