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Section 1: 13F-HR

Form 13F Filer Information

Filer CIK
Filer CCC
File Number
12-31-2017
Period
Is this a LIVE or TEST Filing? LIVE TEST
Would you like a return copy? YES
Is this an electronic copy of an official filing submitted in paper format? YES

Submission Contact Information

Name
Phone
Email Address

Notification Information

Notify via Filing website only? YES

Notification will automatically be sent to the Login CIK, Submission Contact, and Primary Issuers. Specify additional addresses below.

Notification Email Addresses

United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 13F

Form 13F Cover Page

Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended:
12-31-2017
Check here if Amendment: Amendment Number:

This Amendment (Check only one.):

is a restatement.
adds new holdings entries.

Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:

Name:
UNITED FIRE GROUP INC
Address:
P O BOX 73909
CEDAR RAPIDS
IA
52407

Form 13F File Number:

The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements, schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.

Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:

Name:
/s/ Kevin W. Helbing
Title:
Controller
Phone:
319-286-2533

Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:

/s/ Kevin W. Helbing
[Signature]
Cedar Rapids,IA
[City, State]
02-08-2018
[Date]

Report Type (Check only one.):

13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager are reported in this report.)

13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).)

13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by other reporting manager(s).)

List of Other Managers Reporting for this Manager

[If there are no entries in this list, omit this section.]

Form 13F File Number Name

[Repeat as necessary.]

Do you wish to provide information pursuant to Special Instruction 5? Yes No

Additional Information

Form 13F Summary Page

Report Summary:

Number of Other Included Managers:
0
Form 13F Information table Entry Total:
114
Form 13F Information table Value Total:
306406
(thousands)

Confidential information has been omitted from the public Form 13F report and filed separately with the Commission.

List of Other Included Managers:

Provide a numbered list of the name(s) and Form 13F number(s) of all institutional investment managers with respect to which this report is filed, other than the manager filing this report.


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Section 2: INFORMATION TABLE (INFORMATION TABLE)

FORM 13F INFORMATION TABLE

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8
Name of Issuer Title of Class CUSIP Value
(x$1000)
SHRS or
PRN AMT
SH/PRN PUT/CALL Investment
DISCRETION
Other
Manager
Voting Authority
Sole Shared None
AT&T Inc Common 00206R102 3953 101660 SH SOLE 101660 0 0
Abbott Laboratories Common 002824100 12841 225000 SH SOLE 225000 0 0
Abbvie, Inc Common 00287Y109 21760 225000 SH SOLE 225000 0 0
ADVANSIX INC Common 00773T101 64 1520 SH SOLE 1520 0 0
Agilysys Inc Common 00847J105 1543 125687 SH SOLE 125687 0 0
Alliant Energy Corporation Common 018802108 10414 244400 SH SOLE 244400 0 0
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP Common 03073E105 551 6000 SH SOLE 6000 0 0
Analog Devices Inc Common 032654105 83 928 SH SOLE 928 0 0
Apache Corporation Common 037411105 190 4500 SH SOLE 4500 0 0
BCE Inc Common 05534B760 712 14823 SH SOLE 14823 0 0
Bank of America Corporation Common 060505104 4133 140000 SH SOLE 140000 0 0
BECTON DICKINSON & CO Common 075887109 428 2000 SH SOLE 2000 0 0
BED BATH & BEYOND INC Common 075896100 132 6000 SH SOLE 6000 0 0
Bemis Company Inc Common 081437105 1501 31400 SH SOLE 31400 0 0
BLACK KNIGHT INC Common 09215C105 301 6807 SH SOLE 6807 0 0
Boeing Company Common 097023105 22118 75000 SH SOLE 75000 0 0
Brighthouse Finl Inc Common 10922N103 10 163 SH SOLE 163 0 0
CIT Group Inc Common 125581801 309 6278 SH SOLE 6278 0 0
CAMPBELL SOUP CO Common 134429109 481 10000 SH SOLE 10000 0 0
CANNAE HLDGS INC Common 13765N107 126 7399 SH SOLE 7399 0 0
CHEVRON CORP NEW Common 166764100 626 5000 SH SOLE 5000 0 0
Cincinnati Financial Corp Common 172062101 24011 320276 SH SOLE 320276 0 0
COCA COLA CO Common 191216100 367 8000 SH SOLE 8000 0 0
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO Common 194162103 604 8000 SH SOLE 8000 0 0
ConocoPhillips Common 20825C104 552 10059 SH SOLE 10059 0 0
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC Common 209115104 127 1500 SH SOLE 1500 0 0
Covanta Holding Corporation Common 22282E102 1 32 SH SOLE 32 0 0
Cummins Inc Common 231021106 11946 67630 SH SOLE 67630 0 0
DANAHER CORP DEL Common 235851102 371 4000 SH SOLE 4000 0 0
Dean Foods Company Common 242370203 46 4000 SH SOLE 4000 0 0
Deere & Company Common 244199105 3130 20000 SH SOLE 20000 0 0
DOLLAR TREE INC Common 256746108 644 6000 SH SOLE 6000 0 0
DOMINION RES INC VA NEW Common 25746U109 648 8000 SH SOLE 8000 0 0
DOWDUPONT INC Common 26078J100 12107 170000 SH SOLE 170000 0 0
Duke Energy Corporation Common 26441C204 5556 66056 SH SOLE 66056 0 0
Emerson Electric Co Common 291011104 878 12600 SH SOLE 12600 0 0
Enbridge Inc Common 29250N105 3621 92590 SH SOLE 92590 0 0
Essex Property Trust Inc Common 297178105 1291 5347 SH SOLE 5347 0 0
Exelon Corp Common 30161N101 226 5723 SH SOLE 5723 0 0
Express Scripts Holding Company Common 30219G108 299 4000 SH SOLE 4000 0 0
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common 30231G102 3346 40000 SH SOLE 40000 0 0
FACTSET RESH SYS INC Common 303075105 578 3000 SH SOLE 3000 0 0
Fidelity National Information Common 31620M106 918 9758 SH SOLE 9758 0 0
Fidelity FNF Group Common 31620R303 871 22201 SH SOLE 22201 0 0
Ford Motor Company Common 345370860 802 64177 SH SOLE 64177 0 0
Fortive Corporation Common 34959J108 145 2000 SH SOLE 2000 0 0
Freeport-McMoRan Inc Common 35671D857 190 10000 SH SOLE 10000 0 0
Frontier Communications Corp Common 35906A108 6 859 SH SOLE 859 0 0
Arthur J Gallagher & Co Common 363576109 653 10321 SH SOLE 10321 0 0
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP Common 369550108 1017 5000 SH SOLE 5000 0 0
General Electric Company Common 369604103 4799 275000 SH SOLE 275000 0 0
General Motors Company Common 37045V100 67 1646 SH SOLE 1646 0 0
General Motors Company-Warrants B Common 37045V126 22 932 SH SOLE 932 0 0
GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR INC Common 375916103 97 3000 SH SOLE 3000 0 0
Halliburton Company Common 406216101 293 6000 SH SOLE 6000 0 0
Harris Corporation Common 413875105 36 256 SH SOLE 256 0 0
Honeywell International Inc Common 438516106 5828 38000 SH SOLE 38000 0 0
ITT CORP Common 450911201 67 1250 SH SOLE 1250 0 0
Intel Corporation Common 458140100 2770 60000 SH SOLE 60000 0 0
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHS Common 459200101 460 3000 SH SOLE 3000 0 0
J Alexanders Holdings Inc Common 46609J106 12 1277 SH SOLE 1277 0 0
JPMorgan Chase & Co Common 46625H100 6174 57736 SH SOLE 57736 0 0
JACOBS ENGR GROUP INC DEL Common 469814107 66 1000 SH SOLE 1000 0 0
Johnson & Johnson Common 478160104 5309 38000 SH SOLE 38000 0 0
Lam Research Corporation Common 512807108 1035 5625 SH SOLE 5625 0 0
LOWES COS INC Common 548661107 1580 17000 SH SOLE 17000 0 0
MCDONALDS CORP Common 580135101 861 5000 SH SOLE 5000 0 0
Merck & Co Inc Common 58933Y105 325 5767 SH SOLE 5767 0 0
METLIFE INC Common 59156R108 91 1800 SH SOLE 1800 0 0
Microsoft Corporation Common 594918104 2566 30000 SH SOLE 30000 0 0
NRG ENERGY INC Common 629377508 278 9768 SH SOLE 9768 0 0
NATIONAL PRESTO INDS INC Common 637215104 99 1000 SH SOLE 1000 0 0
Newell Brands Common 651229106 1414 45766 SH SOLE 45766 0 0
NIKE INC Common 654106103 751 12000 SH SOLE 12000 0 0
Nuveen Real Asset Inc &Growth Common 67074Y105 156 8768 SH SOLE 8768 0 0
Old Republic International Cor Common 680223104 5445 254690 SH SOLE 254690 0 0
OMNICOM GROUP INC Common 681919106 218 3000 SH SOLE 3000 0 0
ORACLE CORP Common 68389X105 331 7000 SH SOLE 7000 0 0
PepsiCo Inc Common 713448108 2758 23000 SH SOLE 23000 0 0
Pfizer Inc Common 717081103 1449 40000 SH SOLE 40000 0 0
Phillips 66 Common 718546104 509 5029 SH SOLE 5029 0 0
Piper Jaffray Cos Common 724078100 718 8329 SH SOLE 8329 0 0
PLAINS ALL AMER PIPELINE LP Common 726503105 124 6000 SH SOLE 6000 0 0
Procter & Gamble Company Common 742718109 6983 76000 SH SOLE 76000 0 0
QCR Holdings Inc Common 74727A104 4850 113181 SH SOLE 113181 0 0
Resolute Forest Products Common 76117W109 1 58 SH SOLE 58 0 0
Schlumberger Limited Common 806857108 2426 36000 SH SOLE 36000 0 0
SMUCKER J M CO Common 832696405 497 4000 SH SOLE 4000 0 0
Southwest Airlines Co Common 844741108 491 7500 SH SOLE 7500 0 0
STRYKER CORP Common 863667101 929 6000 SH SOLE 6000 0 0
TEXAS INSTRS INC Common 882508104 522 5000 SH SOLE 5000 0 0
TRACTOR SUPPLY CO Common 892356106 598 8000 SH SOLE 8000 0 0
Treehouse Foods Inc Common 89469A104 477 9652 SH SOLE 9652 0 0
U S Bancorp Common 902973304 32307 602959 SH SOLE 602959 0 0
UNION PAC CORP Common 907818108 671 5000 SH SOLE 5000 0 0
United Technologies Corp Common 913017109 989 7750 SH SOLE 7750 0 0
Uniti Group Inc Common 91325V108 46 2588 SH SOLE 2588 0 0
V F CORP Common 918204108 888 12000 SH SOLE 12000 0 0
Varex Imaging Corp Common 92214X106 16 400 SH SOLE 400 0 0
VARIAN MED SYS INC Common 92220P105 111 1000 SH SOLE 1000 0 0
Vectren Corporation Common 92240G101 1733 26658 SH SOLE 26658 0 0
Vectrus Inc Common 92242T101 4 138 SH SOLE 138 0 0
Verizon Communications Inc Common 92343V104 2964 55997 SH SOLE 55997 0 0
WAL MART STORES INC Common 931142103 346 3500 SH SOLE 3500 0 0
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Common 931427108 726 10000 SH SOLE 10000 0 0
WASTE MGMT INC DEL Common 94106L109 173 2000 SH SOLE 2000 0 0
Wells Fargo & Company Common 949746101 15476 255086 SH SOLE 255086 0 0
Wachovia Corp Ser L Conv Perp Pfd Preferred 949746804 1703 1300 SH SOLE 1300 0 0
Welltower Inc Common 95040Q104 198 3100 SH SOLE 3100 0 0
Welltower Inc Preferred 95040Q203 838 14000 SH SOLE 14000 0 0
Wintrust Financial Corporation Common 97650W108 18988 230523 SH SOLE 230523 0 0
Xcel Energy, Inc. Common 98389B100 4330 90000 SH SOLE 90000 0 0
Xylem Inc Common 98419M100 171 2500 SH SOLE 2500 0 0
Medtronic PLC Common G5960L103 2019 25000 SH SOLE 25000 0 0
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