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Insurance company returning premiums

VW independent/submitted information

American Family Insurance is returning $200 million to its auto insurance customers following a decrease in driving and accident-claims from the COVID-19 pandemic. The premium relief plan was recently approved by state insurance regulators. Customers will receive payments in the form of a check they can use as they wish.

Devin Sheets

“As part of the Van Wert community, I know how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our customers and others,” said Devin Sheets, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Van Wert.  “I’m proud to be able to assist customers, who are at the center of everything we do.”

The premium relief will come as a one-time full payment of $50 per vehicle covered by an American Family personal auto policy. The typical American Family household with auto coverage has two vehicles, meaning the average relief check will be $100. 
Payments will be mailed to Ohio and Indiana customers in the near future and American Family expects to complete the printing and distribution of all checks within 60 days.

Relief payments are based on personal auto policies in force as of March 11, 2020, the date the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. 

Support for communities 
In addition, the American Family Insurance group, the American Family Dreams Foundation and the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation will provide more than $6.8 million to COVID-19 relief and other non-profits, including through a 2-to-1 match for charitable donations given by its agency owners and employees in their local communities.

Customers with questions about this payment can go to or contact the Devin Sheets Agency at 419.238.1600.                                       

Devin Sheets has been an American Family Insurance agency owner since 2000. His office is located at 118 S. Washington St, Van Wert. Devin can be contacted at 419.238.1600 or at  

About American Family Insurance
Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance is a Fortune 500 company and leading insurer, offering auto, homeowners, life, commercial and farm/ranch insurance. Web:; Facebook:; and Twitter:

POSTED: 04/24/20 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: Business