Cox Insurance selected as “2015 Personal Lines Agency of the Year” by Western National Insurance


On March 3, 2015, Western National Insurance awarded Minnesota-based Cox Insurance Associates as their “2015 Personal Lines Agency of the Year.” Over 400 agencies were eligible for the award and the criteria included growth rate, profitability, and partnership rating for the 2014 production year.

“We are honored to receive this award and be recognized for our ongoing efforts. Cox Insurance continually strives to provide an outstanding customer experience, and we value our partnership with Western National,” said Taylor Cox, Partner.

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2014 Associate of the Year



Congratulations to our Associate of the Year, Alex Kuettel, and our Award of Excellence winner, Heather Burmeister!

These peer-evaluated awards are given annually to individuals who provide a great experience for our clients through hard work and a positive attitude.

Soup it Up: Million Dollar Night!


Over the past 11 years, all of us at Cox Insurance have been involved in some way in giving back to our community through our nonprofit foundation, Soup It Up for Kids. 

This year marks a very special year – we hope to hit the milestone of $1,000,000 raised, in which 100% of these funds have gone back directly to kids in our community. 

Please join us this Friday for our annual fundraising event!  (limited tickets remain)

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Doors open at 5:00 pm 
St. Anthony Main Event Center
219 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Great food, auction items, Rush River beer, and live entertainment Twin Cities own Hondo the Magician!


Apple Fest: 2014 Agency Retreat


We ventured to Aamodt’s Apple Farm for an afternoon of fun and good company (not to mention 80 degree weather)! Click here to see photos from our day out of the office.

One of our goals of the day was to pick enough apples to share with our clients!

Our hard work resulted in dozens of fresh Haralson apples ready and waiting for you. Just stop by our office and pick up a basketful!

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Video documentation of your home interior

When theft, damage, or loss occurs at your home, it is important to have a visual record of your insurable assets. At Cox Insurance, our team is available to create a complimentary video of the interior of your home.


How does it work?

  • Your Cox Insurance advisor or account manager will visit your home and bring video equipment to document each room, paying special attention to features that are unique or valuable.
  • We will ask you to point out any specific requests, such as antiques, art, jewelry, collectibles or equipment.
  • After our visit, we will mail you a DVD copy, which should be stored off-site or in a fireproof safe.
  • Video documentation will make insurance claims easier and more accurate! We offer this service free of charge to our clients to ensure they are protected.

Contact Cox Insurance for more information or to schedule an appointment.

5 Questions for Esten Johnson


1. What TV show would you most like to be on?
Saturday Night Live. I would love that–the sketches, the music, everything.

2. How did you get your name?
Esten Johnson is my great-great-grandfather’s name. He immigrated here from Norway and ended up in South Dakota. Look at that mustache! He built a cabin for his family and now it is a historic landmark in South Dakota.


1800’s Esten Johnson and 2000’s Esten Johnson


Esten Johnson’s Cabin

3. What is your favorite take-out/delivery food?
Asian Taste in Minneapolis. I love the cream cheese wontons, General Tso’s Combo Platter, teriyaki sticks, sushi – it’s become a Sunday night tradition for my wife and I.

4. What do you like most about your job?
I love learning about my clients and their families. Whether it’s at a coffee shop, at their home, or in our office – it doesn’t even feel like I am working.


Esten sporting the office dècor.

5. What is a current trend in the insurance industry?
Consumers are bombarded with discount options—we’ve all seen the endless TV commercials for low-cost insurers. HOWEVER, most people don’t realize that there are actually a lot of carriers that have a better product for a better value. Talk to me, I’ll hook you up!

Click here to learn more about Esten.

Cox Insurance provides Home, Auto, Liability and Commercial insurance that exceeds expectations. For a personalized quote, please contact us here.

5 Questions for Alex Kuettel



1. What songs do you know by heart?
Prince: 1999
Garth Brooks: Friends in Low Places
John Mayer: Belief

2. Where is the best place you’ve ever traveled?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

3. What is one thing you would be willing to practice for an hour every day until you were great at it?

4. How do you spend the majority of your day at Cox Insurance?
Proactively working with new and current clients on all matters relating to their personal insurance. Also, collaborating with my team to provide the best possible customer service.

I also spend time staying educated on current industry best practices, and connecting with other professionals to gain a better understanding of how insurance is perceived and how we can work together to protect people.

5. Why are you good at your job?
I genuinely want to help people, whether it be at the office or in the community.

(It’s true. Everyone knows this about Alex!)

Click here to learn more about Alex.

Cox Insurance provides Home, Auto, Liability and Commercial insurance that exceeds expectations. For a personalized quote, please contact us here.