About Us

History and Mission Statement

The American Mutual Life Association (AMLA) is a fraternal benefit society formerly known as the Slovenian Mutual Benefit Association or its Slovenian equivalent, Slovenska Dobrodelna Zveza. It was organized in 1910 by a group of Slovenian immigrants in Cleveland, Ohio, then—as now—the home of the largest concentration of Slovenians anywhere outside of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Mission of the American Mutual Life Association is
  1. To provide mutual aid, protection and security for its members and their families through affordable insurance and annuity products.
  2. To promote, preserve and perpetuate the common bond of Slovenian language, heritage and culture
  3. To sponsor fraternal activities for the benefit of its members
  4. To support those communities wherein its membership resides through acts of benevolence and volunteerism

What is AMLA?


How Do I Become a Member?

AMLA is an acronym for the American Mutual Life Association. As a fraternal benefit society, AMLA is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code. AMLA is licensed only in the State of Ohio. It is a member in good standing of the American Fraternal Alliance, the national trade association for fraternal benefit societies, and of the Ohio Fraternal Congress. There are currently nearly 8,400 members of AMLA.   Membership in AMLA is open to persons of Slovenian extraction, their spouses, or any other persons, regardless of national origin, who subscribe to the Association's Declaration of Principles and support its Mission to perpetuate the common bond of Slovenian language, heritage and culture. Membership is only conferred upon the purchase of a certificate of life insurance. Contact an AMLA Licensed Agent by calling the Home Office at 216-531-1900 (Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM) or by email at Member@AmericanMutual.org

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