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Mandy Swanson - Insurance Agent Fort Wayen
Mandy Swanson
Darrell Swanson
Darrell Swanson
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Jennifer Hood


In 1962, Don Short started Short Associates, Inc. in Leo, Indiana as a sales organization providing Life and Health services. In 1980, his eldest son, Steve, joined the agency to expand the product line through Property and Casualty services, and later his daughter, Mandy Swanson, and her husband, Darrell, joined in 2002 and 2009 respectively.


With Steve’s primary focus being in Property and Casualty insurance, he was able to expand the agency with many carriers including ERIE Insurance Group being a main underwriter. He was able to grow the agency by committing to a high standard of excellence in everything and by establishing a solid relationship of mutual trust and service with every client.


For over 50 years, Short Associates, Inc., now under the leadership of Mandy and Darrell Swanson, has maintained its Northwestern Indiana reputation in the insurance industry for clients and carriers alike. With multiple carrier relationships and in-house licensed agents, we are poised to help guide clients in their property, casualty, life, and health needs. For many consecutive years, our agency has boasted a referral incentive program and our clients are our biggest supporters!

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Vehicle Insurance

If it moves, Short Associates can insure it. We provide insurance for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, ATVs, motorcycles, boats/personal watercraft, snowmobiles, RVs, and golf cars.

Let us provide you and your family the comfort of knowing you're properly insured when on the go.

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Commercial Vehicle Insurance

Commercial Vehicle Insurance is designed to meet the specific needs of many business operations. It covers owned autos, hired autos, non-owned autos, temporary substitute autos, and light trailers.

Talk to one of our Fort Wayne insurance agents to learn.

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Personal Insurance

Insurance needs can change significantly during one's lifetime. Contact us today to make sure you family's future is properly insured.

We carry Life, Health, Annuities, Major Medical, HSA, Disability, Dental, Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans, and Long Term Care policies for individuals or groups.

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Homeowner's Insurance

In the event of a fire or other loss, do you have enough money to clean up and rebuild your home or to replace your damaged personal property?

Whether you rent an apartment or own a home in Fort Wayne or Northeast Indiana, we can help you protect your home and belongings with homeowner's insurance or renters insurance/tenant coverage.

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Farm Insurance

Protect your farm with farm insurance. Our farm insurance policies cover your home, personal property, structures, and more. Policies can be tailored to your needs.

Talk to our agents today to find out more about how farm insurance keeps you covered.

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Commercial Insurance

Your worked hard building your business, protect it. Our Commercial Insurance covers all businesses including manufacturing, construction, lawn maintenance, wholesale and retail, beauty salons, apartments, churches, and more.

Your policy covers your building, business personal property, personal property of others, income protection, mechanical and electrical breakdown, supplemental property protection, and liability coverage.

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(260) 482-7077


2855 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Short Associates is very professional and personable. They will help you in a timely manner and will treat you like family. Darrell is a true professional. He is reliable and is very knowledgeable in the insurance field. I would recommend Erie Insurance through Short Associates!

Treat You Like Family Gary Potter

I started with Erie Insurance more than 35 years ago. When my local Huntington agent retired, we got switched to Short Associates. What a blessing. They are like extended family. They have made money-saving suggestions to me whenever they notice them. I have recently had a very large claim due to several hail storms in a short time frame. They made the process almost painless. I always tell my friends about Erie Insurance and Short Associates when they are looking for car or Homeowners insurance.

Money-Saving Suggestions Linda Smith

Thank you Short Associates! I recently had a rock hit my windshield. After a quick call to Darrell my glass was repaired within hours. The staff at Short Associates are always kind and helpful if I have any issues or questions. They treat me like family. Thanks again. You loyal customer since 2003.

Loyal customer since 2003 Kevin

When I met the team at Short Associates in 1987 as my dad and I walked through their doors to add me to his car insurance policy, I have continually been impressed with their customer service and product offers. Now as an adult with a business of my own, all insured through Short Associates, I know they have my back! Short Associates is more than a trusting and loyal insurance agency, this team has been like family to me.

A trusting & loyal insurance agency Jen G.

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