About Us

north carolina insurance agentStephenson Insurance Associates is a multi-line independent agency located in downtown Clayton, North Carolina. We offer personal auto, homeowner’s, life, and business insurance coverage.

Agency owner Sandy Stephenson has been a licensed insurance agent in North Carolina since 1994. Prior to opening Stephenson Insurance Associates, Sandy worked in the insurance industry as an agent and agency manager for the N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Group.

Our flagship insurance carrier is Erie Insurance Group. Erie Insurance has been recognized as one of the top rated insurance companies in the U.S. by Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and Associates.

Our agency is a locally owned business that is built on trust and personal relationships. The combination of personal service and outstanding companies help us to provide our clients with a superior insurance program.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Stephenson Insurance Associates represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.