About Affinity Mutual Insurance Company

Through the use of sound underwriting practices and comprehensive loss control services, Affinity has maintained an advantage that has permitted us to build an enviable history. We proudly possess one of the best industry records for stable, consistent pricing.

Our financial strength evaluation has been provided by A.M. Best Company, an independent industry rating bureau. We are further backed by a very strong reinsurance program.

We Continually Strive to Be Better.

In researching insurance coverage for your business, consider this:

Rate Stability

Affinity Mutual Insurance Company has provided insurance protection under the mutual concept since its inception. Our goal is to provide you with consistent, affordable and fair pricing.

Financial Stability

Formed in 1934, Affinity Mutual Insurance Company has always been a conservative company. This has allowed us to build a strong balance sheet that compares very favorably with the leading property and casualty insurance companies in the United States.

Reinsurance Program

Affinity Mutual Insurance Company combines careful risk selection with a well-structured reinsurance program. Prudent levels of reinsurance are purchased from quality reinsurers to guard against potential financial impacts from storms or other catastrophes.

Company History

In the fall of 1934, a number of local mill and elevator operators met in Wapakoneta, Ohio to discuss founding a mutual insurance company. “Mutuals” were originated as a means for people with similar businesses to band together and combat high premiums or inadequate insurance coverages. In our case, these similar businesses consisted of grain elevators and feed or flour mills.

The Northwestern Ohio Mutual Protective Assessment Insurance Association of Wapakoneta, Ohio began providing insurance services in the spring of 1935. Over time, we’ve grown and changed with the times, but we’ve continuously maintained a mutual insurance philosophy. This specialization has enabled us to become thoroughly aware of your business’ insurance needs.

Our Team

Scott Boulis

Chairman of the Board

Alvin King

Vice Chairman

Dan Combs


Brent Helmke

President and Secretary

Matt Brinkman

Assistant Secretary

Matt Warnecke

Assistant Treasurer

Scott Boulis
Serving Since 1989

Bryan, OH

Dan Combs
Serving Since 1984

Lima, OH

Dale Hirschfeld
Serving Since 1983

St. Marys, OH

Dennis Kapcar
Serving Since 2017

Delphos, OH

Alvin King
Serving Since 1992

West Liberty, OH

Gary Luginbill
Serving Since 2004

Ottawa, OH

Brent Petersen
Serving Since 2011

Napoleon, OH

Brent Helmke
Employed Since 1996

President and Secretary

Matt Brinkman
Employed Since 2014

Underwriting Manager

Molly Buettner
Employed Since 1996

Information Systems Manager

Rob Moening
Employed Since 2023

Claims and Loss Control Manager

Zach Erhart
Employed Since 2019

Regional Representative

Vicki Hall
Employed Since 1998

Administrative Assistant

Amber Kennedy
Employed Since 2019

Accounting/Claims Service Specialist

Angi Lambert
Employed Since 2016

Policy Administrator

Cliff Buttermore
Employed Since

Regional Representative

Matt Warnecke
Employed Since 2018

Accounting Manager