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Jose Diaz and Monica Vega open a Brightway Insurance Agency in Tarpon Springs

May 6, 2020

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TARGPON SPRINGS, FLA. — While the country’s response to the Coronavirus has caused many business operations to pause, Brightway Insurance remains committed to customers and to people who want to build their own business with the holistic support Brightway offers. The company is pleased to announce that residents in and around Tarpon Springs now can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more. Husband and wife team, Jose Diaz and Monica Vega, will open Brightway, The Diaz-Vega Agency there Monday, May 11. While they are currently working from home because of the pandemic, they will work out of their new office at 1787 S. Pinellas Avenue, Suite 400 in Tarpon Springs (in the Tarpon Key Professional Centre) once things get back to normal.

“It was very important to us that as Independent Agents we could offer consumers choice in insurance brands so we could find them the right coverage to fit their needs. This made Brightway the perfect fit because we can offer even more choice,” said Diaz, who serves as the Principal Agent for the new Brightway Agency.

Diaz, who has lived in Pinellas County for 20 years brings two decades of sales and service experience to the agency. For the past two years, he was an Insurance Agent for AAA, where he quickly rose among the ranks to became one of top Agents in Florida. He also served honorably in the U.S. Army for 20 years and as a sworn law enforcement officer with the Puerto Rico Police Department for seven years. Diaz and Vega have been married 19 years and have a blended family with four sons.

Vega also worked for AAA, where she spent seven years as an Insurance Sales Operations Manager and eight as a Director of their travel contact center. Both Diaz and Vega speak fluent English and Spanish. For fun, they enjoy spending time with family and traveling together. As Brightway Agency Owners, they look forward to establishing close relationships in the community and being able to make a difference.

“Jose and Monica come to Brightway with a wealth of industry experience, and, as a family based business, we’re really happy to see them open their family run agency in Tarpon Springs,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “With the holistic business support we provide and relationships we have with many insurance brands, I’m confident they’ll quickly become a trusted source who the community looks to for expert counsel for all their insurance needs.”

Brightway, The Diaz-Vega Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Burns and Wilcox, Cypress, Federated National, GeoVera, Mercury, National Risk Solutions, Progressive, Tapco, U.S. Liability and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturdays by appointment.

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 $665 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 207 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Diaz-Vega Agency, visit or call 813-683-5665. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.