MADISON, Wis. (10/12/10)--Seventy-five years have passed since CUNA Mutual Group paid its first claim of $40 on the death of a Milwaukee Road switchman. Today, CUNA Mutual pays daily claims worth almost $3.4 million. In 2009, it disbursed $851 million to policyholders. Since it was founded in 1935, CUNA Mutual has paid out more than $28 billion in life, health, property and casualty insurance benefits. Larry Holweger, CUNA Mutual’s senior vice president of claims, noted the company is committed to continuing to deliver on its promises in the years ahead. CUNA Mutual employees marked the anniversary with a picnic lunch that was also part of their observance of Customer Service Week.