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Section 1: 4 (FORM 4)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
SCHARMER NEAL R
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
UNITED FIRE GROUP INC [UFCS]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
VP/General Counsel/Corp Sec
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
118 2ND AVE SE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
07/03/2019
(Street)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52401-1212
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 07/03/2019   M(1)   1,824 A $29.12 17,470.969 D  
Common Stock 07/03/2019   S(1)   1,824 D $49.7 15,646.969 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy) $29.12 07/03/2019   M(1)     1,824   (2) 02/20/2025 Common Stock 1,824 $ 0 6,211 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
SCHARMER NEAL R
118 2ND AVE SE
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52401-1212
      VP/General Counsel/Corp Sec  

Signatures

 /s/ Neal R. Scharmer by Michael T. Wilkins, Attorney-in-Fact   07/05/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Transaction pursuant to a 10b5-1 contract.
(2) Remaining unvested options become vested and exercisable on 2/20/2020.

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Section 2: EX-24 (SCHARMER POA 2016)

POWER OF ATTORNEY 
 
The undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of Randy A. 
Ramlo, Michael T. Wilkins and Barrie W. Ernst, or any of them 
acting individually, the undersigneds true and lawful 
attorney-in-fact to:  
(1) Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned Forms 3, 4, and 
5 with respect to the securities of United Fire Group, Inc. in 
accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 and the rules thereunder; 
(2) Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned filing with 
respect to the securities of United Fire Group, Inc. in 
accordance with Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 and the rules thereunder;  
(3) Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the 
undersigned that may be necessary or desirable to complete and 
execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5, any such Section 13 filings, 
complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and 
timely file such form with the United States Securities and 
Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority;  
(4) Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned Form ID; and 
(5) Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection 
with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such 
attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, 
or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood 
that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf 
of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be 
in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such 
attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-facts 
discretion.  

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full 
power and authority to do and per-form any and every act and 
thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in 
the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as 
fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or 
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution 
or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such 
attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-facts substitute or 
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of 
this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein 
granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing 
attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of 
the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is United Fire Group, 
Inc. assuming, any of the undersigneds responsibilities to 
comply with Section 13 or Section 16 of the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934.  
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect 
until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, 
and 5, or Section 13 filings with respect to the undersigneds 
holdings of, and transactions in, securities issued by United 
Fire Group, Inc., unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a 
signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of 
Attorney to be executed as of this August day of 19, 2016.
 
Signature 
/s/ Neal Scharmer    
Print Name
Neal Scharmer

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