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History of Cumberland Mutual

History of Cumberland Mutual

1844

The New Jersey Legislature granted an Act of Incorporation establishing the Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Company

1800s

Cumberland organized the Minerva Fire Company in Bridgeton in 1854

1901 – Early 1950s
Continued growth required the construction of a new office building on Pearl Street in Bridgeton, NJ in 1927 

Late 1950s – Early 1960s

Cumberland's charter was amended in 1958 to allow Cumberland to write all types of insurance, except life

1969

Cumberland's 125th Anniversary, Cumberland's surplus was over $3.5 million

1982

Cumberland Insurance Company, Inc. was organized as a fully owned subsidiary to write Workers' Compensation and General Liability coverage

1988

Cumberland constructed a 32,000 sq. ft. office building in Hopewell Township, NJ

2000

Merger with Chester County Mutual Insurance Company in Pennsylvania, which expanded operations to PA, MD, and DE

2002

Cumberland established a technology unit in Mansfield, Ohio

2004

Completed our merger with the Mutual Insurance Company of Calvert County, Maryland

2012
Superstorm Sandy, the largest catastrophe event in company history, resulted in over $47 million in claims.

2017

Commenced the implementation of the Duck Creek Technology (DCT) software to enhance our policy administration system

Today
Cumberland has built customer relationships by meeting these commitments as we have grown, for over 175 years.