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James Benson

Rating 4.0
Farmers Insurance Agent in Austin, MN
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209 4th Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912

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Phone Numbers

(507) 433-9696(507) 433-9696
(877) 337-3808

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Austin, MN

James D Benson
About Me

Rating 4.0

Born and raised in this area, I'm proud to be your local Farmers® agent in Austin, MN. At the Jim Benson Agency, education and hometown hospitality are at the forefront of our customer service values. We are community-driven, and feel honored to protect our neighbors. With 30 years of insurance expertise, I can ensure that this process will be straightforward and personalized to help you select the most comprehensive, cost-effective solution for your needs. So come see us, in between the Paramount Theater and The Tendermaid in Austin, and across from the Spam Museum. We have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options -- whether that's life, home, auto, commercial, financial services, and more.

Give me a call at (507) 433-9696 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: English

Years of Experience

I have over 30 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.

Neighborhoods Served

Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mason City, and Northwood


Insurance Products Offered

Business Insurance

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Life insurance proceeds could help your family stay in their home if something happens to you.

PWS LD-03 10/17
As a small business owner myself, I know it's not easy to plan for the future when you factor in the unexpected. A Buy-Sell Agreement funded by a life insurance policy can help reduce the "what ifs" in your mind. Let’s work together on a plan sooner rather than later.

PWS BLI 9/16
The personalized service that comes with your Farmers homeowners coverage might be the best recommendation for adding a Farmers auto policy to your insurance portfolio. When you purchase an additional policy, you might also qualify for a multi-line discount. Call me today for more information.
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There are so many variables to consider when choosing homeowners insurance. But Farmers Smart Plan Home® can simplify your decision with customizable packages! Call me today to learn more.

Subject to restrictions.
At Farmers® we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything – like a bear turning a garage upside down. So do you have a plan for the unexpected? I'm happy to lay out the insurance options for you to select the coverage you want.

Recent Reviews for James Benson

Rating 4.0
1 Customer Reviews
  • Rating 4.0
    It was very helpful and informative. Not only was Jim able to re-write my policies to help make things more affordable for me but also advised me that because of my prior military service, I was eligible for a discount . My only concern is that when I was trying to access my account , I was unable to remember my password and it suggested using my DL number. I tried 3 times but it kept saying , invalid number .