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Insurance veteran, Dan Bell, brings Brightway Insurance to Punta Gorda

Mar 11, 2020

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PUNTA GORDA, FLA.— Consumers in Punta Gorda and surrounding areas soon will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as veteran Insurance Agent and now Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Dan Bell, opens Brightway, The Dan Bell Agency in Punta Gorda Monday, March 16. Bell’s Agency is located within the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Building, located at 252 W Marion Avenue, Unit 1124 in Punta Gorda.

Bell comes to Brightway with 26 years’ experience as an Insurance Agent.

“As my own boss, I’m unleashed to put my customers first and to develop deep relationships with my community,” said Bell. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I have the best of both worlds – I get to be the master of my own success with Brightway’s support. I look forward to helping my community and earning their trust as the go-to agent/consultant in the area.”

Bell comes to Brightway from Gallagher & Co., which acquired Lutgert Insurance three years ago. He spent seven years there as a Commercial Agent. Prior to that, he was an Allstate Agent for 19 years in Rhode Island, where he owned his own Agency for 13 of those years before moving to Florida in 2012. Bell is a member of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association. He supports charitable organizations such as Valerie’s House, National Down Syndrome Congress, Community Cooperative and others. For fun, he enjoys watching his children play soccer, riding his motorcycle, playing chess and learning to sail. As a Brightway Agent, he looks forward to leveraging his experience and the many insurance brands that Brightway partners with to offer expert counsel and more choice to his friends and neighbors.

Brightway, The Dan Bell Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Foremost, Nationwide, Olympus, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure, Travelers and many more.

“Dan Bell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Brightway, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “We have a stellar team of insurance professionals at our corporate office who stand ready to help him and his customers by providing world-class service.”

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Onboarding, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners to focus on new business sales and provides their customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $650 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 204 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Dan Bell Agency, visit or call 941-263-3313. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.