Degree of Honor Protective Association began in 1886 as a grassroots organization. The members were wives, daughters and mothers of men who worked for the railroad, requiring them to be away much of the time. The group was a source of friendship and mutual help for the women. In the early days, if a spouse died, the women collected money to help the widow’s family. “Insurance with a Heart” was born.

What is Insurance with a Heart®?

Degree of Honor is different than an ordinary insurance company. We are founded on Christian principles that underlie our core values: faith, family, country and community. Our mission is twofold: we help keep families financially secure by offering affordable life insurance and annuity products, and we are chartered as a member organization to help people in need—insured members, social members, their families and communities. By providing structure and support —family support, educational support, and community support—we help our members make a difference in their own communities and on a broad scale. In addition, we offer valuable member benefits* Simply stated, we are Insurance with a Heart®.