Compass Insurance is your trusted independent insurance agency.

Insurance is complicated. Our passion is helping our customers understand the risks they face and providing them with options to help solve those problems. We love making the complicated simple.

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Competitive rates, friendly office staff, and very responsive. You treat clients fair when there's an insurance issue.

Eric G. Customer since 2010

The entire staff is responsive to my calls, emails and requests. I always feel like I matter as a custome

Gloria M. Customer since 2017

We appreciate how Compass is there for us and our business through thick and thin. We can trust them and know they are doing everything they can to help our business and to give us competitive prices. From experience we know that when things happen they are the first ones to be there and make sure we are taken care of.

Ben S. Customer since 2008

Very prompt and efficient customer service and sales. - Always competitive on new pricing for renewals.

Ken T. Customer since 2016

Every time I have a question, someone gets back to me right away. Good customer support is hard to find these days so I really appreciate their quick replies.

Bradley B.Customer since 2021

Always kind, helpful and looking for the best deals for your customers

Stacey B.Customer since 2022

Helped explain all of our coverage options and provided a full explanation of what each line item covered. Worked quickly and efficiently to handle all of our needs and requests.

Jennifer B. Customer since 2023

We appreciate your friendly atmosphere at Compass! Everyone is so helpful!

James B.Customer since 1984

Great agency, very thorough which gives me confidence in my insurance coverage and very competitive on price.

Clint S.Customer since 2015
We Are Local

At Compass Insurance, we are laser focused on understanding our customers and guiding them to chose insurance solutions to meet their needs.


years locally owned & operated


locations conveniently in Central Illinois


advisors ready to serve you


We are proud of our agency roots and growth over the past 65+ years


Eldon Steffen gradually evolved from a part-time position at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company to receive his securities license enabling him to sell as a full-service agent while working from an office located in his home in Cissna Park, IL.


Eldon hired his nephew, Rod Steffen, who after graduating from the University of Illinois had become a licensed agent with a CFP designation.


Eldon sold the agency to Rod Steffen and Greg Steffen, Eldon’s youngest son. The agency was renamed The Steffen Agency, Ltd.


The agency moved from Eldon’s home to 133 West Garfield Avenue in Cissna Park


Purchased the Lee Agency in Paxton


Purchased the insurance business owned by the Busey Bank in LeRoy which included offices in LeRoy, Melvin, and Saybrook


Consolidated the Melvin and Saybrook offices and opened a new office in Gibson City.


Purchased Mitchell Insurance Agency and moved the Gibson City office to its current location.


Purchased the Lyle Carstens Insurance Agency in Peotone


Opened a new office on the east side of Bloomington


Purchased the Metz Stoller Agency in Fairbury/Forrest


The year we renamed our agency to Compass Insurance Partners.


Dayton Kilgus joined the ownership team


Purchased the Roger Schuldt Agency in Watseka


Purchased the Payne Insurance Agency in Lexington


Purchased the Fincham Agency in Colfax


Joey Samuelson joined the ownership team


Purchased the Lindenmeyer Insurance Agency in Arcola


Purchased the Arie Insurance Agency in Watseka
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Learn why Independent agents are the Trusted Choice of customers nation wide

When you work with our independent insurance agency, you’re getting the power of choice. From simplifying the insurance process to finding you the right coverage, here’s what makes us different.


By representing multiple insurance companies we are able to offer the coverage that you need at a fair price.


Our years of service and team approach enable us to understand even the most complex insurance situations.


Our small town roots and way of doing business position us to focus on our customers in ways that most other agencies just can't.