Sentry Insurance cuts office jobs, agents

Company restructuring home and auto coverage
Sentry Insurance cuts office jobs, agents

Sentry Insurance said it’s cutting 27 office jobs in central Wisconsin and 144 home-based agents as it restructures its strategy for selling personal line policies. Those policies are generally home and auto coverage.

The Stevens Point company said it’s creating a new independent agency, Point Insurance, which will serve policyholders in central Wisconsin and offer Sentry products as well as those of other companies.

The Stevens Point Journal said Sentry will continue to distribute products through more than 20,000 independent agencies throughout the U.S. The company has 4,300 employees and serves more than 1 million policyholders.