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James Tuft is a Vice President for Horton’s Employee Benefit Solutions. In this role, James is responsible for providing expert employee benefits consulting, bringing new clients on board, and servicing and retaining existing clients. He is part of a team of employee benefits-focused specialists dedicated to delivering innovative healthcare solutions to employers.

Before joining Horton, James worked at UNUM as a Sales Coordinator. At Unum, he gained an understanding of the carrier side of the industry as well as the importance of employee benefits for both employees and employers.

James believes that “it is evident, especially during this pandemic, that now is a critical time for companies to review their insurance programs, make changes to protect themselves, and find the best broker partner to help their operation reach a higher level of performance.”

James has a serious passion for thoroughness and winning. They are both sacred practices in his day-to-day work process. His philosophy on customer service and advocacy is to “strive to provide industry-leading service and help create the best benefit package offerings possible.”

James received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota and is involved in the local high school hockey scene as an official. He has a true passion for all things sports.

Fact File:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, Finance, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
Professional Designations and Licenses
  • Life & Health Producer License
  • Licensed Property & Commercial Producer
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group
    • Vice President (February 2024 – Present)
    • Sales Executive (April 2021 – February 2024)
  • Unum
    • Sales Coordinator (April 2020 – March 2021)