Definitions for "mutual company"
A company whose profits are distributed in proportion to the amount of business...
Policyowners own the insurance company. Overall net earnings and savings are distributed as dividends to the policyowners. There are no stockholders.
A life insurance company that has no capital stock or stockholders, is owned by its policyowners, and is managed by a board of directors chosen by the policyowners. Any earnings in addition to those necessary for the operation of the company are returned to the policyowners in the form of policy dividends. (For contrast, see: stock company.)