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St. Paul

Our St. Paul office was originally founded in 1977 as Lee F Murphy Inc., a family owned independent agency in St. Paul, MN. Since then, we've remained true to our commitment to provide quality insurance solutions along with exemplary customer service. Over the years, our office has been recognized among the top ranked firms on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's list of leading insurance brokers. We have also earned the title of the "endorsed" agency by several local and national associations.

In November 2013, Lee F Murphy Insurance Group became part of AssuredPartners, allowing us to expand our product offerings, increase our geographical presence in the region and further our commitment to exemplary customer service.

We have specialists in many areas of commercial & personal insurance, life and health insurance, employee benefits and financial services.We're able to offer our clients access to expertise in all phases of business including safety and loss control, compliance, human resources, business continuation, payroll administration and individual executive financial security. Some of the industries we specialize in include agriculture, home health care, inflatables, charter schools, printers, FedEx delivery, renaissance festivals, transportation, garbage haulers and auto recyclers.We are also licensed to provide insurance services throughout the U.S.

Our dedicated staff believes strongly in supporting the communities in which we serve. We are proud to offer our time, efforts and financial resources to several local charitable organizations throughout the St. Paul area.

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John A. Korby, Sr.


Agency President


With more than 37 years of experience in the insurance industry, John Korby has both his Property & Casualty license as well as Life and Health. His expertise is in the benefits world, even though he has worked in both areas for many years. He works with both local and national clients and is very active within the insurance industry.

John is actively involved with several industry organizations including the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and is the past President of the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU).

“AssuredPartners offers a wealth of diversity and expertise. Not only are we nationally recognized in most industries, we believe in personalized service, which ultimately develops long-term relationships with many of our clients. We truly believe in open collaboration between our industry experts, customers and carriers which helps to excel in our ability to be ultimate problem solvers,” says Korby. John started out as the Vice President of Benefits in 2013 before taking over as Agency President in the fall of 2015.

John attended the University of Minnesota and Concordia University where he studied Sales and Organizational Management. He received his insurance license in 1983 and started his insurance career at Delta Dental in 1985 where he was their top sales agent for several years.

Associations & Awards:
National Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU)
2018-2020 voted one of the “Most Powerful Business Leaders in Minnesota” by the Minnesota 500 publication