Our Company’s History

W. Harold Petersen grew up outside the small town of Council Bluffs, Iowa. When Harold was just a boy, his father became afflicted with a chronic condition causing pain in his back which lasted for years, and resulted in total disablement and the loss of the family’s dairy farm. The Petersen family struggled financially for many years as W. Harold Petersen witnessed the horrors of disability, and experienced its widespread effects first-hand. He has made it his lifelong goal to make certain that his story echoes throughout the insurance world. He has vowed to help as many people as possible in protecting their incomes against the devastating effects of unforeseen disablement.

With that purpose in mind, Petersen International Underwriters markets its products through licensed insurance professionals, helping them realize the crucial fact that to have one’s income underinsured is as dangerous as not being insured at all. Eventual financial ruin is the ultimate outcome. Through education, training and marketing support, PIU reaches-out to all insurance advisors, providing them with the proper tools to help their clients protect their hard-earned paychecks.

Petersen International Underwriters is licensed in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Not all products are available in all states or countries.