AssuredPartners of Arizona brings nearly 80 years of combined insurance agency knowledge and expertise to our clients, backed by the personal service values of integrity, respect, accountability, transparency, and excellence. Our Phoenix location is comprised of three agencies formerly known as Horizon Insurance Agency and Hester, Heitel & Associates, and Southwest Insurance Brokers which joined AssuredPartners in June of 2019, August of 2019, and April 2021, respectively. The collective team of knowledgeable insurance professionals creates personal and commercial insurance programs designed to fit the needs of each individual client. Our comprehensive suite of services includes a specialty program for elder care, surety/bonding expertise, employee benefit portfolios, personal insurance options , commercial insurance programs, as well as proactive strategic risk management consultation and a dedicated claims advocacy team.

This office represents business clients ranging from small local business owners to large multi-state companies and spans a vast array of industries, including manufacturers, retailers, landscapers, contractors, addiction treatment centers, senior living communities and more.We combine our strong insurance background and product knowledge to assist clients in managing and planning for all types of potential risk.

Our primary focus at AssuredPartners is to build powerful relationships where we act as your trusted advisors. We build these relationships by working with you as partners to achieve common goals and make decisions that are right for you. That’s what we call power through partnership.

We are proud to support a diverse and accomplished team of insurance professionals, who live, work and volunteer in the communities we serve, often in partnership with our clients.Our ability to offer local, customized solutions backed by national strength and leverage provides our clients with the best of both worlds; a rock-solid partnership dedicated to long term success.

Power through Partnership

At AssuredPartners, we’re not just in the insurance business. We’re in the business of developing strong, lasting relationships. Relationships built on trust that we earn day in and day out by collaborating with you as partners – where we view each other as equals, show mutual respect and work openly and honestly together to achieve common goals.

As true partners, our national team of dedicated, experienced insurance professionals always have your best interests in mind and are passionate about protecting your assets and helping you grow. Through listening, problem solving and collaboration, together we find the best new innovative solutions to fulfill your specific needs and promote your success – now and for the future. It’s what we call power through partnership.


Brett Benson

Agency President

A graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa, Brett started his insurance career with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co, where he spent 6 years as a Commercial Insurance Underwriter. In 1994, he joined Horizon Insurance Group as a broker, specializing in property & casualty business and now leads the consolidated Phoenix office of AssuredPartners as the agency President.
During his tenure with Horizon and AssuredPartners of Arizona, Brett served on the board of the Central Arizona Chapter of CPCU and on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Phoenix where he also served as its President in 2002. Brett has been active in his support for the community. He has served as a volunteer for the Fiesta Bowl organization for 17 years, where he was Committee Chairman in 2012 and continues to serve on their board of directors. He is a former board member and Past President of Waste Not. He currently serves on the board of the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association and the advisory board of Arizona Bank & Trust.