Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. In the beginning, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights started a very informal insurance program to benefit widows and orphans in their time.
From that humble start, the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance products, disability income protection, long-term care insurance, and retirement programs such as IRAs and annuities.
With more than $100 billion of life insurance in force and a full-time field force of more than 1,500 agents serving our members and their families, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society that is strong, secure and stable. Members can be confident that we’ll be here when you need us. We’ve been successfully protecting families since 1882, and our outlook remains bright.
Don’t just take our word for it: according to independent ratings agency A.M. Best, there is no more highly rated insurer in North America than the Knights of Columbus. They have bestowed on us their highest possible rating (A++, Superior) for 40 consecutive years! Additionally, with more than $21.5 billion of assets under management, we rank in the top 5% of all life insurance companies in North America.
The best way to learn about our products and how they can benefit your family is by arranging a visit with your local field agent. Your agent can custom design an insurance program to meet your current needs, help you plan for the future, or simply explain the many fraternal benefits that come with membership.
For more information, contact your council's field insurance agent:
Mike Raths is a Knights of Columbus Field Agent with the Sneller Agency, serving Brother Knights and their families in Davison & Lapeer County. Mike became a Field Agent for the Order in 2017. Originally from Davison, Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He is engaged to Michelle, and their wedding is planned for September 2018. Mike is a parishioner at St. Matthew’s Parish, in Flint, Michigan, and he belongs to the Davison Council for the Knights, #4090.
When asked why he became a Field Agent, Mike said, “I became an agent with the Knights to help my fellow Catholic brothers and their families feel secure with the Insurance products the Knights of Columbus has to offer. It’s very appealing to work with an ethical Catholic company.” Prior to becoming a Field Agent, Mike worked as a department manager at Kroger for four years. He then went on to work in sales with King-Hughes, selling industrial fasteners, where he quickly developed a reputation for outstanding sales & service.
When asked what he hopes to achieve for his members, Mike said, “I will incorporate faith into my business and act according to the highest ethical standard. Honesty and integrity will be my top priorities. I hope to provide members with financial independence and peace of mind. I’ll work for them to secure their insurance and retirement needs.” Mike has extensive knowledge of the products the Knights of Columbus offers to members and their families, and stands ready to help them achieve their financial goals. Contact Mike today to set up an appointment and learn how the Knights of Columbus can help protect your family.