About Us

Starr Insurance Agency, Inc.

Farm Bureau Insurance Company

Community Focused

At the Starr Insurance Agency, we care about the people in our community. We live and work in this area, so our service is always personal and always local. We will get to know you, your needs, and your dreams so that we can develop a personal insurance plan for you. Knowing you have the right insurance agent handling all your insurance needs is one of the most secure feelings you can have. 


Kelsey is a licensed, multi-line insurance agent, which means she can meet all your insurance needs. She was the first female agent in Farm Bureau to be nominated for and win the FB Trusted Advisor Award. Starr Insurance Agency has also been voted Monroe’s Best of Best Insurance Agency by the community in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. This is extremely special to us because it is voted on and determined by the community. Our team is committed to providing the best possible insurance service to you, your family, and your community.

Kelsey Starr

Agent and Agency Owner

Kelsey has been working at the Starr Insurance Agency for over 25 years. She started as a high school co-op student working part-time, filing, and completing basic customer service tasks. She received her degree in Business Management from Michigan State University, and once that was done, she returned to the agency to work full time. When she returned, she was placed into the office manager role and a few years after that, she decided to become an agent and has never regretted that move.  Kelsey is motivated by her three boys and her husband! Her second motivation is being able to provide safety and security to her insureds.  

Benjamin Starr

Agency Owner

Ben joined Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent in 2003 after graduating from Michigan State University. He later purchased the agency from his father, Vern Starr, in 2013 and formed Starr Insurance Agency, Inc. with his wife Kelsey. Ben has held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designations during his career. Ben currently handles the agency’s business clients and our Annuity/IRA contracts. Outside of the office he enjoys coaching youth football, traveling with his family, and Michigan State football games!

Sara Steckmeyer

Licensed Customer Service Representative

Sara is one of our amazing experts here at the Starr Insurance Agency! Her favorite part about the agency is being able to offer a service that provides safety & security for others. She also loves working with her co-workers! The Starr Insurance Agency team is a hard-working, entertaining team. She has worked at Starr Insurance Agency for over a year and is motivated by her two boys and shows them every day how rewarding it is to work hard. 

Stacy Maus

Licensed Customer Service Representative

Stacy is another one of our amazing experts here at the Starr Insurance Agency! Her favorite part about working at Starr Insurance Agency is hanging out with her favorite peeps all day! She has worked at Starr Insurance Agency since 2016. Stacy is motivated by her to-do list and the satisfaction she gets when she is able to cross off all of her tasks.  

Jennifer Flanery

Licensed Customer Service Representative

Jennifer is another one of our amazing experts here at the Starr Insurance Agency! Her favorite part about working at Starr Insurance Agency is our wonderful clients and amazing staff! She has worked at the Starr Insurance Agency since 2017. Jennifer is motivated knowing that every day she is making a difference in her community.