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COVID-19 Situation Update

Cumberland’s core focus is continuing to provide an exceptional level of service to our policyholders and independent agent partners as the COVID-19 health situation evolves and affects our communities. The Cumberland team is able to achieve these service levels while working remotely to practice social distancing.

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local government health & safety recommendations. The rapidly evolving situation requires an agile response. Policyholders and agents can be assured that Cumberland will be here for you.

   · Cumberland strongly encourages our policyholders to utilize credit card and electronic fund transfer (“EFT”) payment       methods during the COVID-19 situation. Visit the following link for instructions on how to make a payment       electronically: Make a Payment
   · Cumberland is well capitalized (rated A- by AM Best). Cumberland’s promise of insurance protection will endure.
   · is available to you 24/7 to make a payment or submit a claim.

In an effort to promote the well-being of the community, we activated our business continuation plan earlier this week with the following enhanced measures:
   · Remote Work: Cumberland has instituted a work from home policy for its employees. Remote work is a primary element of Cumberland’s business continuation plan and our ability to work remotely has been tested. We are confident that there will be no interruption in the level of service.
   · Travel Limitations: We are recommending that employees limit all non-essential business travel during this situation.
 We will continue to inform our stakeholders as the situation develops. If you have questions in the meantime, please   contact us at 800 232-6992 or your independent agent.

Thank you for selecting Cumberland for your insurance needs. We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy during this rapidly developing global health situation.

Cumberland Mutual Continues to Monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation

Cumberland Mutual is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. Cumberland recognizes that the situation with COVID-19 is fluid and may require additional measures if the outbreak progresses unexpectedly. We will act in accordance with government and health organization recommendations in relation to staff welfare and communications. We have a sound framework in place to handle and manage business disruptions arising from a potential pandemic such as COVID-19. The safety and well being of all employees, policyholders, agents and ensuring our critical business functions remain operational is our primary goal. 

Cumberland Mutual is the recipient of The Commercial Sector Award from the Bridgeton Chamber of Commerce

Paul Ritter at the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce


The Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce and the community gathered at The Grove at Centerton on Oct. 30, 2019 to celebrate the business and community accomplishments of organizations and individuals who demonstrate hometown heart and are examples of those who love where they live.

The celebration honored Rita’s Water Ice, Dr. Samuel Feinstein, Cumberland Mutual, Cumberland County Historical Society, Mooneyham Nursery, The Hair Barn, Bill Waterman, Debbi Boykin Greenberg, BRECO, Inc, Doug Rainear and Terry’s Custard.


Photo from the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce where Cumberland Mutual is the recipient of a Commercial Sector Award.
Photo from the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce where Cumberland Mutual is the recipient of a Commercial Sector Award.

Cumberland Brand Refresh

Cumberland is excited to announce the launch of our brand refresh. Enhancements include modernization of our name, logo, and website. We expect our new website to launch this summer. Over time we will be transitioning our name from The Cumberland Insurance Group to Cumberland Mutual. You will continue to receive the same great service Cumberland has provided for over 175 years. We‘re still the same company dedicated to providing our policyholders with peace of mind and protection that fulfills their ever changing needs through a commitment to profitability, financial stability, excellent customer experience and professionalism.

Cumberland Sponsors Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Make-A-Wish New Jersey

On April 30th, Big I New Jersey raised $22,000 for Make-A-Wish New Jersey at the annual Trusted Choice Charity Golf Outing. The 18-hole shotgun start event had 100 golfers competing for various contests at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club. Tess Badenhausen and Sheri Kirkpatrick from Make-A-Wish New Jersey joined us for dinner alongside Wish Mom Cheri. Cheri took to the podium to share details from her daughter Evelyn’s trip to Disney World.

The Cumberland Insurance Group participated once again as the event’s Title Sponsor and Glenn Watkins, Cumberland’s VP of Marketing, was in attendance. “The Cumberland Insurance Group is thrilled to be able to support Make-A-Wish New Jersey in their mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We look forward to this event each year as it brings together industry friends to enjoy a round of golf while raising funds for this very worthy cause.”


Paul Ritter Honored as Legend

On March 30th, 2019, Paul J. Ritter, President and CEO of Cumberland Mutual, was honored as a 2019 Cumberland County Legend. This event recognizes those individuals who have passionately served the community making a lasting impact throughout Cumberland County. The benefactor of the event is the Complete Care Family Health Foundation who provides underserved patients in the community with high quality, affordable, and accessible health and dental care. 

Cumberland Mourns The Passing of Leo Hogan

We are saddened to learn that former CEO/President and Director Leo Hogan passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  There will be a viewing held at Freitag Funeral Home, 137 West Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ on Sunday evening, December 9, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.   Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Teresa’s Church at the Parish of the Holy Cross, 46 Central Avenue, Bridgeton, New Jersey followed by a mass to be held at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will take place at the Veteran’s Cemetery, Trench Road, Bridgeton, NJ

Leo was the face of The Cumberland Insurance Group for many years and was instrumental in growing Cumberland to a regional insurance company.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Cumberland Sponsors The Trusted Choice Make-A-Wish Outing

On Monday April 30, 2018, The Cumberland Insurance Group sponsored the Trusted Choice Charity Golf Outing at Trump National, Colts Neck. The Trusted Choice Annual Charity Golf Outing benefits Big I New Jersey’s official charity, Make-A-Wish New Jersey. Each year, this event raises a significant amount of money to donate to Make-A-Wish New Jersey. Steve Catranis from Cumberland received the Chairman’s Citation from Jerry Ford at the dinner following the outing. Thanks to all that participated in this great event!