Barnes Insurance Group
Security through understanding

About us

Independent, Local,

And Experienced.

Who we are...

BIG is an independent Insurance agency located in SE Lincoln, NE.  We are supported through strategic partnerships with INSURANCE MART in Elgin, NE and SCHAAF INSURANCE AGENCY in Stuart, NE.  This allows us to find the very best coverage for you through the many carriers we are contracted with.  

As an independent agency we have the flexibility to write your protection with large well known carriers that have outstanding financial ratings without being locked to one in particular carrier relationship.

What does this means four you? We can shop your coverage for the best fit and the most benefit for your budget.  You get an local agent with experience selling many different lines of Personal and Commercial Insurance:  Life, Home, Auto, Farm, Commercial, Disability Income, Long Term Care, Critical Illness and different types of Annuities.

We strive to help each customer understand their coverage and to everyone feel important and valued.   Put your trust in me and my team and you will not be disappointed.  Join our family today!   


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We at Barnes Insurance Group know that finding the right insurance agent to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget to find the protection you're comforble with.  

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About the Owner

Ryan J. Barnes

I began my insurance career in 2008 after a decade in sales management  where I earned national recognition for profit and sales growth.  I learned the insurance business managing my own agency as a captive agent for Shelter Insurance in Norfolk, NE. I still have fond memories of my office and the great people.

Next, I started working for an independent agency in North Central, Nebraska, then moved on to a faith based practice with Knights of Columbus Insurance.  In 2014 I was blessed to find a fit as an in-force claims and customer service representative with Assurity Life in Lincoln, NE.  A truly amazing company with outstanding values.

I still feel a great to desire to serve.  Most of all, I fill a demand from people who want to work with an agent more concerned with their well-being and not with their next commission check.  It's my goal to help each client I meet understand their coverage.  Even if it doesn't make me a dime.