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HFG Coastal Insurance expands into new office 

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Paso Robles insurance firms grows into new office

HFG Coastal Insurance is now located at 1818 Spring St., Paso Robles

HFG Coastal Insurance Office

HFG Coastal Insurance has relocated to 1818 Spring Street.

HFG Coastal Insurance has moved a few blocks up Spring Street to accommodate the substantial growth the firm has experienced in recent years. In fact, they have doubled in size since 2011 and added two new agents. The new agents are Michael Talen and Ty Barnhart.

The Paso Robles insurance company has relocated to 1818 Spring Street in Paso Robles. As a full-service financial planning firm, HFG Coastal Insurance offers every type of insurance and the ability to broker with almost any A+ rated firms.

The firm is constantly searching for ways to better assist their community and clients, says owner Dee Hinds. “From health insurance to estate and financial planning, HFG does it all, and from one location,” he says.

One new service that HFG has added addresses President Barack Obama’s new Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act. “We’re the local experts on the Affordable Care Act, and employ 4 of the 17 agents in the North County who are trained to help with enrolling people for coverage under this new Act,” Hinds says. “We are pleased to offer our expertise and assistance at no extra charge.”

HFG is coordinating with Twin Cities Hospital and other agents in the North County to set up enrollments, as well as being available for individual appointments.

Edward Dee Hinds III

Edward Dee Hinds III is the Chief Financial Officer of HFG and received his insurance licenses in May of 1983, awarded the CLU designation in 1989. He became series 6 and 63 securities licensed in 1991 and obtained his Series 7 and 65 in 1995 and his Series 24 license in 2008. He was awarded the ChFC designation in 2001. In 2002 he became a Fellow of the Life Underwriter Training Council, and became a Certified Financial Planner in 2006 and was approved for the CFP designation, while qualifying for the AEP (Accredited Estate Planner) designation. In 2007 he obtained the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) designation. He is a life and qualifying member of Million Dollar Roundtable, membership in which is restricted to the top 5% of life insurance agents in the world.

Sarah Hinds

Sarah Hinds joined HFG and was licensed as a Life and Health Agent in 2007. She heads the Employee Benefits and Health Insurance division of HFG with over 6 years experience in Human Resources with a Seattle based fishing company that had over 100 employees. She has received the certificate in Health Reform from the Certified Insurance Professional program and she is going on her fifth year as the Association Executive for NAIFA, (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) Central Coast.

Simon Lobo

Simon Lobo obtained his Property & Casualty license in 2005 and Life & Health in 2009. He joined with Dee and Olga Hinds in 2010 to incorporate HFG. He is the Secretary of HFG and manages the Property & Casualty division of the agency. He enjoys involvement in community projects and organizations, primarily the Paso Robles Rotary Club.

Olga Hinds

Olga Hinds serves as President of HFG. She obtained her Life and Health license in September of 2003 and her Series 65 Securities license in May of 2007. She specializes in helping seniors with Medicare Supplements and Part D.

Michael R. Talen

Michael R. Talen joined HFG this year – Mike received his insurance licenses in 1990, his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 1995, and has a degree in business from Cal Poly. He offers a unique understanding for his business clients service needs because he owns two local businesses.

Ty Barnhart

Ty Barnhart also joined HFG this year. Ty received his insurance licenses in 2010, and recently joined HFG with a State Farm background. He has strong ties to the area and is heavily involved in Paso Robles youth sports.

Shelli Maldonado

Shelli Maldonado has been the insurance industry for more than 20 years and received her Property & Casualty license in 2000. Her background consists of Underwriting, Commercial and Personal Insurance, she joined HFG in 2011.

Ted Davantzis

Ted obtained his Property & Casualty license in 2010 and Life & Health in 2009. He has owned his own businesses for 30 years and he relies upon that experience to offer the best insurance services to his clients. He specializes in Aflac and his favorite, Life Insurance! He joined HFG in 2010.


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