About Our Agency
Coos Bay, OR

Local, Independent Agents and Personalized Service

Nasburg Huggins Insurance is an independent insurance agency with local ownership and management. Our licensed professional agents and account managers help our clients navigate the many choices they have with the large selection of insurance companies and products that we offer. And when it comes to filing a claim, answering questions you have or making changes to your insurance, you don’t have to call the insurance company. You can call us. And, if it’s after hours or more convenient for you, you can contact us using our mobile enabled website.

Commercial Insurance

The core business and focus of the agency is to serve commercial clients in a broad range of industries and markets in our region. Our clients include: small businesses; light industrial, machining and fabrication; wood products; local government and schools; nonprofit entities; medical facilities and services; engineering, consulting and other business professionals; farm, ranch and timberland owners. The agency also provides a broad selection of employee benefits, human resources and risk management services to our commercial clients. We can also help with your workers compensation needs.

Personal Insurance

We also provide a large selection of preferred home and auto insurance companies with personalized service and claims handling. As an independent agent with many companies to choose from, we can find the right insurance at the right price to fit your needs. And, if you need health insurance, life insurance or Medicare supplements, you’ll find we have a great selection of insurance products and highly-skilled people to help you.

A Century of Tradition and Experience

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Nasburg & Company Insurance and Huggins Insurance, both of Coos Bay, Oregon merged on March 31, 2015 to become Nasburg Huggins Insurance. At the same time we entered into an affiliation with Leavitt Group, one of the largest insurance brokerages in the nation.

The ties we share with the people of Southwestern Oregon began in 1906 for Nasburg & Company and 1919 for Huggins Insurance. Combining the two agencies and affiliating with Leavitt Group means that our clients can be assured of the perpetuation of the traditional values and excellent personal service both agencies are known for, with the added value of providing insurance and risk management resources on a national level. Leavitt Group's experience in insurance, risk management and employee benefits substantially increases our ability to serve our clients.

Ed Ellingsen, CIC, LUTCF, is the managing co-owner of Nasburg Huggins Insurance. Ellingsen began his insurance career in Portland in 1985 with Equitable Life Assurance/AXA, and became owner of Nasburg & Company in 1993. He served as president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Oregon/Idaho, and holds the professional designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow. A fourth generation Coos County native, he earned a bachelor's degree in forest management from Oregon State University.

Bob Huggins, CIC, joined Huggins Insurance in 1977 after seven years in banking and at Safeco Insurance in Portland. In 1989, he purchased the agency, which was founded by his grandfather. Huggins served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon, and is a Certified Insurance Counselor. He has been the executive director of the Prefontaine Memorial Run since 1980. Huggins is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in economics.

About Leavitt Group

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Long-Term Relationships

We work to develop lasting client relationships. As a privately-held firm, we have the flexibility to make long-term decisions with you. Our performance is not judged by Wall Street every quarter, but rather by the quality of relationships we maintain.

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Experience And Resources

As the 12th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation*, we bring you the national resources, experience, problem-solving skills, and key insurance company and underwriting relationships that will result in an effective risk management and employee benefits strategy.

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A Greater Commitment To Your Success

As a result of our local managing co-owner and on-the-ground decision makers, our interest in your success results in a greater level of service and commitment to your business. We match solutions to your needs and geography.

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We believe in operating with complete integrity and transparency. We have a long history based on this principle, and it is a vital part of our culture. As we bring people into our organization, we look for those who share our values, thus fostering relationships based on trust—for employees, insurance companies, and clients.

*According to Insurance Journal, August 2019 issue.

History of Leavitt Group

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From the beginning, Leavitt Group has been built on a foundation of trusted co-owners with local insights and experience. This core value has remained central to Leavitt Group as it grew from one agency into one of the largest insurance brokerages in the United States.

Our Foundation

In 1952, Dixie Leavitt opened an insurance agency in Cedar City, Utah, with one company appointment and no clients. By the decade’s end, Dixie had thousands of clients throughout southwestern Utah and southern Nevada.

Our Growth

When Dixie Leavitt and his brother, Bert, incorporated Leavitt Insurance Agency of Las Vegas in 1959, Dixie owned 60% and Bert owned 40%. Using this 60-40 arrangement, Dixie and other co-owners invested in and created agencies in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. Dixie formed Leavitt Group Enterprises in 1962.

Dixie built Leavitt Group on a foundation of able and trusted co-owners. He recognized that each agency should have nurturing insurer relationships, autonomy in staffing, and increasing sales and profits with which to build an adequate capital base.

As the number and size of affiliated agencies grew, the potential of strength in numbers became apparent. In 1978, the group formed Leavitt Group Agency Association (LGAA), providing member agencies with the multi-agency strength necessary to maintain insurer relationships, to offer placement services, to provide employee benefits, and to support other group-wide services, such as E&O coverage, accounting, IT, data management, marketing, and other key supporting activities.

Since its early beginning in 1952, Leavitt Group has grown into one of the largest independent brokers in the United States. Since 1989, consolidated revenues have climbed from $8 million to $250 million. Throughout this period of growth and success, agency profitability ratios have remained well above industry averages.

Our Future

Leavitt Group continues to expand into new areas and various market segments—from agencies serving in smaller communities to large agencies serving complex corporate accounts. Leavitt Group recruits qualified insurance professionals and affiliates with agencies who share the same foundational values based on integrity.

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Ed Ellingson

Ed Ellingson
Agency Co-Owner

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