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About Barnes Insurance & Financial Services

Barnes Insurance & Financial Services is a performance based, proactive, benefit firm committed to our clients success. Founded January 1, 2005 as a LLC, BIAFS has two offices located at 1582 Airport Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32504 and 327 Racetrack Road N.E., Suite B, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. In August of 2018 we joined Alera Group giving us a vast amount of resources to better serve our clients.

Our principal lines of business are Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Supplemental Policies, and Financial Services. United HealthCare, MetLife, UNUM, Guardian and ING are just a few of the carriers with whom we write business. BIAFS is a Blue Diamond agency with Florida Blue (highest agency status with Florida Blue). One of the most respected insurance agencies in the panhandle, Barnes Insurance & Financial Services has grown rapidly into a top ten agency with Florida Blue with over 15,000 lives insured.

As a Florida Blue contracted general agency, we have the ability in certain circumstances to help employees transition their dependents to individual health policies. We are also available to counsel with employees and dependents that no longer meet eligibility requirements to review their specific options and possibly limit their cost and the employer’s COBRA exposure.

With a combined working experience of over 100 years, BIAFS has 8 accomplished employees with a diverse insurance background that complements our clientele.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CST and all federally recognized holidays are observed.

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