About Us

Co-operative Hail Insurance Company Ltd. was established in Saskatchewan under the Co-operatives Act in 1947. The company was organized by farmers with the purpose of providing hail insurance protection to producers at cost. In 1951 the company expanded coverage to Manitoba, and has operated in both provinces since that time.

Capital Preservation

Co-op Hail’s primary goal is to provide producers protection at cost.  We also insure to protect our members by maintaining strong capital reserves. .  We protect our  reserves with a combination of capital and a strong reinsurance protection program.  With continued growing risk our reinsurance program also protects claim payments in severe loss years.


Today, Co-op Hail serves virtually all the agricultural regions within Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This is accomplished through our network of over 600 loyal agents, many of whom farm and live in your community and understand your needs. To write a crop hail insurance policy with us, please contact our office for the name and phone number of the agent in your area.


Co-operative Hail has over 90 experienced, licensed and contracted adjusters.  Our crop inspectors bring a solid agricultural knowledge base, with strong professional and interpersonal experience.  Our adjusters are strategically situated throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba, allowing claims to be dispatched in a timely manner.   Our goal is to provide members with fair and skillful adjustments. Our adjuster’s skills are kept current through a combination of required formal classroom training, practical field workshops and hands-on experience.

Darryl Tiefenbach

Darryl Tiefenbach

Chief Executive Officer
Brittney Orban

Brittney Orban

Chief Operating Officer
Sean Friesen

Sean Friesen

Chief Adjuster
Karen Hipfner

Karen Hipfner

Administrative Coordinator
Barrett Kuntz

Barrett Kuntz

Finance & IT Associate

Our Team


Executive Committee

President – Tate Sakundiak (Regina, SK)

Vice President – Gordon Young (Alameda, SK)

Director – Samuel Sinclair (Strathclair, MB)

Director – Kevin Schlenker (Arcola, SK)

Director – Lee Martin (Rosetown, SK)

Director – Al Somersall (Souris, MB)

Director – Blaine R. Mitchell (Virden, MB)

Director – Dave Edgar (Wolseley, SK)

Director – Garnet Schweitzer (Neudorf, SK)

Director – Chris de Winter (Lang, SK)

Director –  Dianna Fraser (Souris, MB)

Director – Jason Lutz (Melville, SK)

Get In Touch

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