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

(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 in charge of office administration, and she joined the team in 2006. Mimi is not only Robin and Nikki’s mother she is the proud Grandmother of 4 wonderful grandkids and 6 beautiful great grandkids 3 girls and 3 boys all live here in Central FL.

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 graduated from UCF in 2014 with her Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. She lives in Ocala with her husband Dan, daughter Charlotte (born in 2021) and son Max (born in 2022). Samantha is Robins daughter and has grown up learning about the industry her entire life. Samantha started with Mid Florida Agencies in 2016 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 proud mother of 2 and proud grandmother of 2. She enjoys helping people figure out how insurance works.

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. 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!

Alyssa Torrence

Alyssa Torrence

Medicare Specialist & ACA/Obamacare Certified Insurance Professional

Alyssa is a Florida native, born and raised in Leesburg. She became an agent with us in October of 2020 and is one of the youngest on the MFA team. Before making the transition into the insurance business, she worked for The Villages Entertainment handling Special Event Services. She has always loved working with people and has a passion for helping others. When the workday ends, she goes home to her two adorable goldendoodles, Munson and Argyle.

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.

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.

Tirsa Rodriguez

Tirsa Rodriguez

Health Insurance Specialist

I joined Mid Florida Agencies in September of 2020 as a Licensed Insurance Agent for Health, Life and Annuity Products. My passion is to educate clients on the intricacies of health, dental, ancillary, life and annuity insurance products.

Prior to working at Mid Florida Agencies, I spent 31 years in Administration and Hospitality all over the country collaborating with clients from all levels of society. I have a strong understanding and sincere desire to make sure every client is heard and the reason 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 look forward to getting to know more about you and continuing to be your go-to contact for all your health insurance needs.

Carol Harper

Carol Harper

Agent in Training

Your Health Insurance Professional

After retiring from being a Housewife and homeschooling Mom of four children, I joined the Mid-Florida team in July of 2021.  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. I still believe that "the customer is always right" and strive to provide superior Client Service! 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.

Michael Garwood

Michael Garwood

Specializing in Medicare/ACA Obamacare Certified/Life/Long Term Care/Annuities

I have spent my entire working career, 38 years, in the Insurance Business with 35 years in Central Illinois, and the last 3 here in Florida.  I owned my own Insurance Agency for 13 years. Insurance has been my passion for those past 38 years and I have enjoyed working with my clients to help them achieve their insurance goals.

I joined Mid Florida Agencies in May of 2022.

When not working, I enjoy golfing, fishing, and traveling with my lovely wife, Mendy.

Kent Cameron

Kent Cameron

Specializing in Annuities, Life Insurance and Long Term Care

Kent has 14 years of experience in the insurance arena. His years have afforded him the ability to assist a multitude of clients in the annuity, life insurance, long-term care, and health insurance industry. His passion is assisting prospects/clients, determine what is best for them and drawing parallels to those needs and accommodating them with the correct product and/or plan. Kent joined Florida Blue because he says, "Florida Blue embodies a well-structured and family-oriented work environment that most would yearn for and the company provides the tools to reach out and assist people with their needs and to address them accordingly." 

Kent has been married to his wife, Lesli, for over 38 years. They moved to Ocala, FL in 2020 from Hermosa Beach, CA. 

Vince Wallace

Vince Wallace

Health Insurance Specialist

Vince is a Florida native, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He is a United States Marine Veteran. Vince became a Marine Sargent and served over 4 years of service. After relocating to Central Florida in 2016 he inquired his Insurance License in 2018. Vince is available in Lake, Marion, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Hillsborough, and our newest location in Polk County. Vince loves helping as well as educating people on insurance and their options.

Cole Hodges

Cole Hodges

Health Insurance Specialist

Cole is the newest member to the MFA family but has been part of the family his whole life! Cole is Robins nephew and Anitra's son. Cole lives in Leesburg with his wife Alex, daughter Izzy (born in 2018) and son Colton (born in 2023). The thing Cole is most proud of at this point is his 6 years serving his country in the Military. This is also how he met his wife. With such a strong Military background, Cole is now focused on continuing to serve his fellow Americans with all of their Health Insurance Needs. Cole is here for the long haul, and we are extremely excited to welcome him!

Abraham Pagan

Abraham Pagan

Health Insurance Specialist

I have been in the customer service industry for over 20+ years, from large corporations to being an independent business owner. I know how important and understand the value of helping clients needs. Firsthand experience has given me a greater appreciation of healthcare's importance. I'm a local and licensed insurance agent certified in Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, Prescription drug plans, and Individual and Family Plans. I will help you find a health plan that best suits your healthcare needs and budget. By educating you on the options available, I will give you the power to compare and the freedom to choose which options will work best for you.

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 has been our agent for years and I wouldn’t have it any other way! He’s always quick & super helpful with renewing our plan or answering any questions. If you need an agent to help with health insurance, he’s definitely your guy. Best in Lake County!!

Kailey Maynard

Kailey Maynard
December 15, 2023

This is the second year that I have worked with Robert Buckmann to obtain medical insurance. He is by far the best! He is friendly, kind, professional and above all listens to what what your needs are Plus he helped me save a lot of money! I recommend him to everyone I know looking for insurance. Thank you Robert.

Lori Piazza

Lori Piazza
December 14, 2023

Fast response ?? Thorough ?? Knowledgeable ?? Attentive ?? Robert Buckmann replied lightning fast to my initial email. Within the hour, he had me set up with an amazing health insurance plan that saved me a few hundred dollars a month. (Read that again) Talk about impressive! Words fail to describe the gratitude & relief felt when I connect with pros who make my life easier (& less expensive). Thank you Robert!

Tom & Lisa

Tom & Lisa
December 13, 2023

Robert Buckmann is SO helpful. Goes above and beyond to be sure you have the correct policy that fits your needs. If you are looking for medicare or regular insurance, look no further, contact Robert Buckmann he can assist you with both!

Mary Parrish

Mary Parrish
December 13, 2023

Robert Buckmann has been fantastic in finding health insurance coverage for my husband and kids while explaining pros and cons of different policies. Great guy - very understanding and patient!

Silvia Hemsath

Silvia Hemsath
December 11, 2023

What your neighbors say about us.