Offices located in The Villages, Eustis, Belleview and Ocala.

(866) 861-8786

About Mid-Florida Agencies

We provide individual and employer group insurance plans for a variety of coverages, including health, life, short-term medical, travel, dental, and prescription drugs.

Staying abreast of Medicare supplemental and Medicare Advantage plans is one of our prime objectives, and we can help you uncover all subsidies to which you are entitled.

Our Staff

Robin Gump

Robin Gump

Owner

Robin opened Mid-Florida Agencies after many years in the insurance industry. She lives locally here in Central Florida. Robin works at The Villages location and genuinely enjoys her work. She is a proud parent of two daughters and proud owner of the office greeter and head of security, Bendel Blue (Cockapoo).

Bendel "Blue" Gump

Bendel "Blue" Gump

Head of Security/Mascot

Bendel was born in Tampa, FL. He is one year old and is head of security here at Mid-Florida Agencies. Stop in anytime to visit our office mascot and throw the ball with him. That is his favorite toy, aside from his yellow ducky.

Mimi Cartledge

Mimi Cartledge

Office Administration

Mimi is Robin's mother. She joined the team in 2006 and is in charge of office administration.

Alisa Lawson

Alisa Lawson

Senior Administrative Assistant

Alisa joined the team of Mid-Florida Agencies in 2019 as the receptionist. She has been a friend of the family for years.

She graduated from Tavares High School in 2019, and she is currently pursuing a career in the insurance industry. In her free time, she can be found at the beach, spending time with family or traveling.

She looks forward to meeting new people and helping clients with their health insurance needs every day throughout her career.

Samantha Gump

Samantha Gump

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Samantha is Robin's daughter. Samantha graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelors's in Health Sciences. Samantha lives in Oxford and has found the perfect combination of an exciting career and being in the family business.

Anitra "Nikki" Hodges

Anitra "Nikki" Hodges

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Nikki has been in the healthcare business for over ten years as a Medical Assistant. She is Robin's sister (and Mimi's daughter). She is the proud parent to her 19-year-old son, Cole, who is active military and an 18-year-old daughter, Lauren, who is a senior at Tavares High School.

Leonel Barron

Leonel Barron

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Leonel started with Mid-Florida Agencies in April 2016. Leonel and his wife have a baby boy born in 2019. Before going into insurance in 2015, Leonel was in construction and has always worked in The Villages area. When Leonel is not helping people, he spends time with his family and loves to travel to the mountains, and he also loves fishing. Helping folks with insurance is his passion, and he plans to stay with Mid-Florida Agencies until he retires.

Robert Buckmann

Robert Buckmann

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Robert has over 28 years of business and account management experience, which he brings to the health insurance business. He is the manager of the Eustis and Apopka branches. Robert is the proud parent of a daughter, Robin, and is married to Laura Buckmann, the Network Manager for Florida Blue. As you can tell, we love keeping it in the family!

Renata Cockburn

Renata Cockburn

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Renata moved from Colorado to Florida in 2007. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Education degree and from the University of Colorado with a triple undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Geography, and Fine Arts. Renata has been in the insurance business since 1999. In her spare time, she likes to travel, especially on cruise ships. She also enjoys golfing, swimming, and boating. Renata cares greatly about her clients and is one of our top producing agents.

Peter Musella

Peter Musella

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Peter has been a Florida Blue Agent since 1992. He is a member of the Blue Diamond Club, awarded to the top sellers of Florida Blue health products.

Peter lives in Ocala and is looking forward to another productive year selling Florida Blue health products.

Kevin Lester

Kevin Lester

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Kevin became an agent for Mid-Florida Agencies in March of 2020. Before this, he was a Special Events Coordinator for The Villages Entertainment since 2013. He is the father of two boys, loves being helpful, and is excellent at solving problems.

Judy Niverson

Judy Niverson

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Judy moved from California to Florida in 1987. She studied Liberal Arts at Swinburne and has a degree in Classical Ballet. Judy started in the insurance world working on the technical side with T&G Insurance Co. in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to California. Here both Judy and her husband started working with the W Clement Stones company selling the "Little Giant" policy door to door, a great sales experience. Judy moved to Florida in 1987 after several years in the dancing business, with many degrees and awards throughout the US. In 1996, Judy went back into the insurance world in Ocala selling Blue Cross Blue Shield products and has been with them ever since, achieving a Double Diamond Award in the past.

"It's a great challenge to work with old & new clients. Sharing my knowledge of insurance and helping my clients and potential clients is my passion."

Janet Adam

Janet Adam

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Janet has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. Upon her long list of licenses and achievements, she was President of Life Underwriters Association for Otsego & Delaware counties in New York. Janet has been married to her husband, Robert, for over 25 years. They moved to The Villages in 2012 from Cooperstown, NY.

Harry Stephens

Harry Stephens

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Harry joined Mid-Florida Agencies in 2014 after relocating back to Florida from North Carolina. Harry was not only an agent in North Carolina for Blue Cross Blue Shield but was an agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida before moving to North Carolina. Harry has an extensive background in the group industry.

George Wijma

George Wijma

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

George is an avid golfer and pickle ballplayer. He came to The Villages in August of 2005 from the Pacific Northwest. George has been active in the Life, Health and Financial Services Industry since 1997 as an independent broker and general agent. He just started selling Blue Cross Blue Shield, Florida Blue since November of 2016, and just loves living in The Villages.

Alyssa Torrence

Alyssa Torrence

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Alyssa is new to the team of Mid-Florida Agencies. She graduated from First Academy of Leesburg in 2017. Before the insurance business, she worked as the Special Events Service Coordinator for The Villages Entertainment. She loves working with people and is excited to help you!

Mary Remson

Mary Remson

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Mary is experienced helping individuals, families, and employer groups with their health insurance needs for over ten years. Before acquiring her insurance license, Mary worked as a Human Resources Manager for 15 years. Mary has a strong knowledge of the group health arena and enjoys educating employers and employees on the available options.

Tirsa Rodriguez

Tirsa Rodriguez

Health Insurance Specialist

I want to take this moment to thank you for entrusting in me to assist you with your health insurance needs. From this day forward, I will gladly be your point of contact at Mid Florida Agencies and look forward to building a strong relationship with you and continue to understand your health insurance needs.  

As we embark on this journey together, it might be helpful to get to know a little more about me and why I chose this career.  

I joined Mid Florida Agencies in September of 2020 as a Health Insurance Specialists due to that years events. My passion is to educate clients on the intricacies of health, dental and ancillary insurance products. 

Prior to working at Mid Florida Agencies, I spent the last 31 years in Administration and Hospitality all over the country working with clients from all walks of life. I have a strong understanding and true desire to make sure every client is heard and the reason why I have continued to serve in positions that allow me to do so. 

When I am not working, you can find me with my family enjoying their company, on an extreme adventure or just enjoying Florida’s beautiful scenery. I am looking forward to getting to know more about you and continuing to be your go-to contact for all your health insurance needs. Please do not hesitate to connect with me at any time.  

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Medicare Insurance Specialist

First and foremost thank you for entrusting in me to assist you with handling all of your health insurance affairs. From here on out, I will happily be your main contact at Mid Florida Agencies and look forward to building a strong relationship with you and continue to understand your health insurance needs.

As we start off our relationship, it might be helpful to get to know a little more about me and why I work in this industry.

After an exciting and extensive career as an Engineering leader for both General Electric and Walt Disney World, I recently retired to enjoy two of my favorite passions; missions work and travel.

My career took me to Denmark, England, Japan, China and Israel and allowed me to experience vast new cultures and expand my bucket list for future travels and adventures.

In anticipation of my retirement, I transitioned from an early life insurance practice to health care and specifically Medicare Insurance.

I am truly passionate in what I do, helping to educate members so that finding the right plan that fits their needs, is done with well informed decision making.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my wife Eva, son Ayinde and granddaughter Ayanna. We love the gulf coast beaches as they come closer to those in the Caribbean. Wind surfing, raw camping and biking are also favorites.

I am looking forward to getting to know more about you and continuing to be your go-to contact for all your health insurance needs. Please don’t hesitate to connect with me

Carol Harper

Carol Harper

Agent in Training

After receiving my license in August of 2020, I joined the Mid-Florida team in July of this year as an Agent-In-Training. I have been learning and preparing to help you most efficiently and accurately. Prior to joining this team, I spent the last twenty-five years being a housewife and homeschooling Mom of four. I used my multi-tasking and detail oriented skills to handle, among other things, all of our personal medical and insurance needs. I have been blessed with insurance coverage from Florida Blue since 2001, and have seen the industry first hand, from your perspective, as a client. This perspective will help me serve you and your family’s needs in my position today. When I’m not working, you can find me on a date night with my husband, galivanting with a grandchild on a “Grandma Day,” or tucked in a chair reading my Bible.

We're your neighbors.

We are your local health insurance experts. But, we also live, shop here, and give back to THIS community. You will find us at local fairs, farmers' markets, and events throughout the year to support local residents and businesses.

Robert Buckmann is the best insurance advisor I have ever known. He explains things with great detail and makes it simple so I know what to expect and what I am paying for. I really appreciate that I have him in my corner when it comes to figuring out how to navigate heath insurance for me and my family. He will always be my first call when I have questions and I know that he will do what is in my best interest. If you have not talked with Robert you should he will take great care of you.

Jordan LaMarca

Jordan LaMarca
October 5, 2021

Robert is a constant professional and may be one of the most knowledgeable BC/BS people i have ever dealt with. I highly recommend if anyone needs assistance with Blue Cross to contact Robert.

brian Clemens

brian Clemens
September 18, 2020

My husband and I met with Robert Buckmann during open enrollement. He was so informed and professional that we felt toatally at ease working with him. I would reccomend that if you are looking for insurance, that you get in contact with him. Robert is a great guy and he really knows his stuff.

Krysta Smith Fine Art

Krysta Smith Fine Art
July 9, 2020

I was so pleased with Mid-Florida Agencies. Not only was it close to home but I found a very knowledgeable agent. Samantha Gump took her time with me and made sure I understood all of the different plans before I made my selection. I am so happy she was there. I couldn't understand what was offered on the internet. Five Stars!

Tom D

Tom D
June 13, 2018

Janet is very knowledgeable and helped me find an affordable dental plan with a great network of dentists. Thank You!

Donna Keen

Donna Keen
June 13, 2018

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