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Mennonite Indemnity, Inc., a reinsurance corporation serving all Mennonite Aid societies desiring to participate, incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1957. Sixteen societies were the initial participants. A board of twelve directors was elected by the stockholders. The first officers were S. S. Wenger (Lancaster) president, Elvin Souder (Souderton) vice-president, Wayne W. Martin (Goodville, Pennsylvania, USA) secretary-treasurer; the capital was $150,000. The Mennonite Central Committee nominated the board of directors and exercised a paternal influence in 1957.

In 2000 Mennonite Indemnity became part of the MutualAid eXchange (MAX), a reciprocal insurance company exclusively for Anabaptists throughout the United States and Canada.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1957

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Bender, Harold S. "Mennonite Indemnity, Inc." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_Inc&oldid=89754.

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Bender, Harold S. (1957). Mennonite Indemnity, Inc. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_Inc&oldid=89754.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 630. All rights reserved.

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