Company Overview

Shelter Insurance® is a property casualty insurance company offering auto and home insurance in addition to several other insurance products.

Shelter Insurance® products are sold by agents in 15 states— Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee. We consistently receive high ratings from A.M. Best Company (a national firm that rates the financial strength and operating performance of insurance companies) and we are a mutual insurance company, which means we are owned by our policyholders rather than stockholders, and governed by a Board of Directors.

We believe integrity and a commitment to continuous improvement are essential, and we make customer service one of our top priorities. Our primary goal is to be a benefit to our customers, communities, employees and our nearly 1,400 licensed agents as we find ways to maintain our strong financial position and protect our policyholders. That view has served us well throughout our company’s history, and we expect it to carry us well into the future.

Our Vision

Redefine value in the insurance industry.

Our Mission Statement

Be a leader in our communities by providing daily value while we SHELTER what matters most.

Our Employees

None of our success could have been achieved without our dedicated employees. Our pride in our employees is mutual. Shelter has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program four years in a row–2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. This survey recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. Companies named to the list completed a two-part assessment—an Employer Benefits & Policies questionnaire and a separate, anonymous Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey. The data from the surveys is analyzed to determine which companies will make the list.

Diversity Within Our Company

Our Vision
We envision Shelter as a naturally diverse and inclusive workplace that:

  • Provides products and services that create value to an ever increasing multicultural market.
  • Appreciates people for their value and contributions and not for their appearance.
  • Creates an inclusive environment, where people feel respected by and connected to one another. This environment supports contributions and the integration of diverse levels of knowledge, experience, and perspective to the creation and accomplishment of our defined goals.
  • Encourages employees within Shelter to pursue new approaches that increase diversity and inclusion in their processes.
  • Enjoys community partnership strategies and recognition for diversity achievements.
  • Builds local, national and industry awareness from diversity groups as a great place to work.

Our Mission
At Shelter, we are committed to bringing together the diverse perspectives of all agents, employees and community partners. Utilizing their different perspectives creates an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute to our dynamic organization. This enhances our ability to serve diverse customer needs and meet our business objectives.

Our Values
As a diverse and inclusive company we value:

  • A real (valid, authentic, true) diversity commitment
  • All walks of life; demonstrated at all levels of the organization
  • Performance and collaborative engagement where different ideas and opinions are welcomed

Shelter Insurance® is listed as a Top Employer for 2021 with DiversityJobs in the Insurance category and also earned a top score of 90 on the Disability Equality Index.

Find Your Future!

We offer numerous career opportunities in the field and at our corporate office in Columbia, Missouri. By joining our team, we will support you and your career endeavors by giving you the opportunities you deserve to flourish and grow here at Shelter.

We Value Our Employees
At Shelter Insurance® you feel like part of a family. Our leaders know employees personally and support a work/life balance. We’re a financially stable company with the desire to innovate and we enjoy a unique benefits plan you won’t find many places these days. We believe in doing the right thing and having a little fun along the way, supporting the communities where we live and work.

Company Summary
Shelter Insurance Companies
Number of Employees
(573) 214-4571
(573) 446-5726
1817 W Broadway
Columbia, MO