Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa has joined Principal Financial Group Inc, Delta Dental of Iowa and American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. in supporting the Greater Des Moines Partnership's new Global Insurance Accelerator, which is designed to help grow insurance-based technology startups. Farmers Mutual Hail CEO Ronald Rutledge said in a release: "It's a great opportunity to support creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurship in Iowa and to be involved in an exciting new venture that puts Iowa in the spotlight as a modern and progressive business environment."