Your One Stop Shop for Insurance

Yuma, AZ downtown

Business, Life, Home, Auto, Health, & More!

Shopping around for insurance at different companies can be overwhelming. Why do that when you can bundle your business, life, home, auto, and health insurance with Yuma Insurance, Inc.? We are a locally owned and operated insurance agency based in Yuma, but serving clients statewide in both Arizona and California. See what we can do for you today!

Putting The “YOU” in Yuma Insurance

At Yuma Insurance, Inc. we do things a little differently than other insurance agencies. Our professional and knowledgeable agents take the time to match you with the insurance carrier or carriers that fit your needs. We take the time to find the solutions that fit your lifestyle whether that be life insurance, business insurance, auto insurance, or a combination of multiple! Yuma Insurance, Inc. works with an extensive list of insurance carriers to give you the most options.

About Us

With roots dating back to 1947, our predecessor firm, the Jewett Insurance Agency, was established here in Yuma, AZ. That makes us one of the most long-standing, locally owned, and operated insurance agency in Yuma County. We attribute the success of Yuma Insurance, Inc. to our longevity in the area and dedication to our community. Our expert staff is local to Yuma and our involvement with our community extends beyond just insurance solutions.

Exterior of Yuma Insurance building

We support the following local charities and boards:

Yuma County Chamber of Commerce logo
Amberly's Place logo
Yuma Community Food Bank logo
Yuma Rotary Club logo
Yuma Silver Spur Rodeo logo
Humane Society of Yuma logo
Optimist International logo
Caballeros de Yuma logo

Our Team

Jack Puckett, President of Yuma Insurance

Jack H Puckett, CIC, CPCU

Co-Owner, President
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Jack is an ASU Graduate and Arizona native with roots dating back to before Arizona became a State. He has over 50 years of experience in the Insurance Industry with both Companies and Agencies. He has achieved CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor and CPCU, Charted Property Casualty Underwriter designations. Jack moved to Yuma in 1991 with the purchase of Yuma Insurance. Since his arrival, he has served the Yuma Community by belonging to many community organizations; Yuma Community Food Bank, Amberly’s Place, Yuma Rotary, Elks, Masons, and Better, just to mention a few.

Tina Rusnak, CIC, Senior Executive Vice President at Yuma Insurance

Tina Rusnak, CIC

Co-Owner, Senior Executive Vice President
Agency Management
Commercial Lines Account Manager
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Tina has been licensed in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years and with Yuma Insurance since inception. An Arizona native, she received her BS in Business from ASU. As an Agency Co-Owner, she oversees our Commercial Department; striving to provide prompt, accurate service, and keeps up with Industry changes with continuing education. Tina is also working very closely with enhancements to our Agency Management System to better meet our clients needs.  In her free time, you will find her visiting family in Phoenix, at a Suns game or at a Dirt Track Race.

Steve Meinhardt, Vice President at Yuma Insurance

Steve Meinhardt

Vice President
Life/Health, Benefits
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Steve joined Yuma Insurance in 2000 as an outside sales agent and is now the Vice President of the Life & Health department. He specializes in group benefits, health, life, dental, vision, disability, & voluntary benefits. He also works in individual products as well, including long term care. In the 1970’s Yuma Insurance developed large group Self Fund Plans & complete Employee Benefit packages. Steve has continued that tradition & has worked with many local employers such as; Yuma County, City of Yuma, Yuma Union High School District, Yuma School District One, Gowan, AEA Federal Credit Union, Don Peterson Construction, Pilkington Construction, Hyder School District, Gadsden School District, as well as many other groups & individuals. Steve attended Mesa Community College & San Diego State from 1977 to 1981 studying in Business Administration. He was born & raised in Yuma, & his family has been farming here since 1948. He is married to his wife, Joni & they have 4 children & 9 grandkids

Lucio Salazar, Life and Health Producer at Yuma Insurance

Lucio Salazar

Life & Health Producer
Medicare Specialist
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Lucio is bilingual & a proud Navy Veteran; our go-to and one-stop Advisor for all Medicare plans & solutions. As a customer centric and solution-driven Professional, he strives to provide unbiased expertise services in today’s world where people are overwhelmed with endless mailings, calls, or emails where customers’ needs are not the priority. He is also experienced in Individual Health insurance plans (Non-Medicare) and a wide range of life insurance options to meet our customer’s unique needs. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling abroad or throughout the states, likes to learn about intriguing topics, and most importantly enjoying time.
Taylour Stewart, Life & Health Account Manager at Yuma Insurance

Taylour Stewart

Life & Health Account Manager
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With over 11 years in customer service, Taylour strives to make sure all our clients’ needs are met. Taylour started with Yuma Insurance in 2017 as our Commercial Lines Administrative Assistant. Since then he has expanded his insurance knowledge and is now the Administrative Assistant for our Life & Health department. While working closely with Steve & Lucio, Taylour is your go to person for any questions or needs. In his freetime, you’ll find Taylour spending time with his friends, working his second job, attending concerts (especially Taylor Swift) or decorating, as his passion is Interior Design!

Lori Arney, Insurance Agent at Yuma Insurance

Lorraine (Lori) Arney, Agent/Producer

Personal Lines & Commercial Lines
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Lori is a licensed agent and has been with Yuma Insurance Inc since September 2017. She is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance and specializes in both Personal and Business lines. Lori has a background in business sales and marketing including Real Estate and Property Management; she earned her Associates Degree in Business from Arizona Western Community College in 2014. She enjoys serving the Yuma community. Lori is heavily involved in the Yuma Rotary Club and also serves as an Ambassador for the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce. She attends many community events that support local businesses. Lori loves the band Journey and has attended 22 concerts over the past 20 years. Rock ON!

Dan Caragata, Insurance Agent at Yuma Insurance

Darin Caragata, Agent/Producer

Personal Lines & Commercial Lines
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Darin has been in sales and marketing for over 30 years. He has been in Yuma since 1993 and has 3 children.  Darin enjoys working with business people that continue to be the backbone of our local economy. Licensed in Property & Casualty he sees both sides of each issue. Being a former Manager, Business Owner and Employer provides him with a special insight to work with the issues that might arise.

Christine Townsend, CISR, Commercial Lines Account Manager at Yuma Insurance

Christine (Chris) Townsend, CISR

Commercial Lines Agent/Account Manager
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Chris obtained her Property and Casualty Insurance License in 1990 and through continuing education maintains a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.  Chris arrived at Yuma Insurance Inc October 2002 in the Personal Lines Department and now is an Account Manager in the Commercial Lines Department.  Chris obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts Public Relations with a Minor in Marketing from Cal Poly Pomona.

Commercial Lines Service Team

Meilani Ruiz
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Alexia Lopez
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Meet our dynamic duo, Meilani and Alexia. They are a great addition to Yuma Insurance’s Commercial Lines Department. From Alexia’s contagious laugh to Meilani’s outgoing personality these two sure keep us on our toes! They work closely with us to make sure that your insurance needs are met. In their free time Meilani enjoys going to concerts and traveling while Alexia enjoys spending time with her son and watching football.

Destiny Campas

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Destiny has been with Yuma Insurance since 2020 as our receptionist. With over 11 years of customer service, Destiny strives to make sure everyone leaves our office satisfied. Being the first person you see, she offers a welcoming smile and gets you where you need to go. In her freetime, you’ll find Destiny spending time with her boyfriend & family, Being the best dog mom to her baby boy Taniks or drinking Starbucks Matcha Lattes.

Patricia McGrane, Personal Lines Account Manager at Yuma Insurance

Patricia (Pat) McGrane

Personal Lines Agent/Account Manager
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Pat has been a licensed agent in the insurance business in Yuma for 40 years  and with Yuma Insurance Inc. for the last 25 years.     She has belonged to various community groups throughout the years,  and continues to take  specialty classes to remain updated on the changes in the marketplace,  especially in the area of personal insurance products. She loves to meet new people and trying to help clients find the coverages that fit their needs.

Beatriz Florez, Personal Lines Account Manager at Yuma Insurance

Beatriz Florez

Personal Lines Agent/Account Manager
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With over 17 years in the insurance industry, Beatriz is your go to girl when it comes to personal lines. Beatriz has been working with Yuma Insurance since 2021. With her knowledge of insurance, you get the best customer service. When Beatriz isn’t assisting our clients with their insurance needs she loves spending time with family

Nancy Morris, Bookkeeper at Yuma Insurance

Nancy Morris

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Nancy has been with Yuma Insurance since 2004. For over 19 years she has been our go-to gal to make sure our numbers are accurate and working closely with the management team. Born & raised in Nebraska, Nancy moved to Yuma in 1994. But after 25 years, she was ready to go home. She now works for us remotely from her home in Nebraska. When Nancy isn’t balancing numbers or bugging the team to punch in & out, she likes to craft, making things with her Cricut machine. For fun, Nancy enjoys spending time with her daughters in Phoenix & Houston or goes on a cruise and drinks with her friends Jim, Jose, & Jack!

Customer Testimonials

“My insurance needs were met very promptly without me stressing out.”

-Lahonda M.

“Yuma Insurance, Inc. is super-responsive, professional and everyone is kind and helpful.”

-Kathryn S.

“I’ve been with Yuma Insurance for many years now, my agent is Tina and couldn’t have anyone better than her!”

-Roby B.

“If you have any aging parents, family members or friends who need assistance with any Medicare Insurance plans, please don't hesitate to contact.”

-Brenda C.

“It was a great experience. Lucio is very knowledgeable about the policies and procedures of Medicare.”

-Colleen P.

Contact us at 928-344-3500 today for all your insurance needs!