Bird Insurance Agency

 

Your source for personal and commercial insurance in Ocala and Bellview, FL and the surrounding area.

Bird Insurance Agency, LLC, is dedicated to serving our clients and our community to the best of our ability!  

In South Florida, insurers have been raising rates for several years and blaming third-party repair contractors who persuade policyholders to sign over claims benefits and then sue if the insurer denies or underpays the contractors’ invoices — dramatically increasing claims costs.

An assignment of benefits (AOB) is a legal tool that allows a third party to be paid for services performed for an insured homeowner who would normally be reimbursed by the insurance company directly after making a claim. AOB is commonly used when a homeowner experiences a water loss – such as a leaky pipe, an overflow from a sink, or a damaged appliance – and contacts a contractor or water remediation company for assistance. Most AOB agreements presented to the homeowner allow the contractor to stand in the shoes of the homeowner for insurance collection purposes. Some argue that this legal arrangement allows unscrupulous contractors to overinflate or submit improper claims, causing legal battles between the contractor and the insurance company, with the consumer left out of the picture.

The Consumer Protection Coalition offers some tips to protect consumers against fraud. Call your insurance company first to report losses. Hire only licensed, reputable companies and be wary of strangers who call or knock on your door asking for personal information. Review all documents before signing, and ask questions so you know exactly what you are signing. Ask who is responsible for paying the vendor — you or the insurance company.

Proud Member of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership

Our Location

Bird Insurance Agency LLC

516 SE 17th St
Ocala, FL 34471

Phone Number:

Main office: 352-643-5898
Fax: 352-622-5854

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Other Times by Appointment Only*
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Testimonials

We have trusted Bird Insurance for over 15 years with many of our personal and business insurance policies. Based on our instructions and requests, we find them to be fair and accurate in gathering information, presenting their findings, and offering their insights. We feel confident in making decisions that meet our needs based on their professional, detailed approach. We rely on them to secure the best coverages at the best premiums.

James Gangelhoff, G Tee & Tru Hone Corp
During a routine visit regarding our business insurance with Steve Bird, we happened to mention that we were cashing in an old life policy and purchasing new coverage through another agent. Though Steve's questions and insight, we realized these changes were not accomplishing what we needed. Bird Insurance Agency helped us to correct this error and achieve our goals. We value and appreciate their help and professionalism.

Michael & Linda Mikulak
My wife and I tried to save money by shopping for life insurance on the internet. We were unhappy and frustrated it was very impersonal and confusing. Bird Insurance Agency walked us through the whole process, answered our questions, and expedited the whole process. Because our local agent knows us and acted as our advocate, we ended up saving money, time, and aggravation!

Jon Tyler
Steve Bird had insured our home, auto and business for many years. When we needed life insurance, and inquired on disability, they shopped many companies to secure quotes and coverages to meet our needs at the best price. They are good at explaining things well so we can make the best decisions possible. When it comes to insurance, Bird Insurance Agency is our agency. We trust them to be our advocate.

Tom & Suzette Huggins/Ocala Irrigation