Choosing an Insurance Agency
Trying to find a local insurance agency that understands the current insurance marketplace, provides personalized service, and has experience can be a challenge. Our hope is the combined experience of our growing Insurance Options, Inc. team gives you the confidence to provide us the opportunity to meet your personal insurance needs.
Our Company History
Jim Thousand first started Insurance Solutions in 1995. Kathy Thousand joined Jim in 1998. As our business grew and we added new insurance products we changed our business name to Insurance Options, Inc. in 2000. Our daughter, Katherine joined us in 2012. We opened our first office in the fall of 2013. In 2015 we became an independent General Agency and began recruiting independent agents to work with our agency. We hope to open our second office soon!
Kathy Thousand is originally from Syracuse, New York, where she graduated from Onondaga Community College with a business degree. Her first job was working for an insurance carrier underwriting business owner policies. She moved to Cape Coral in 1994 with her family, where she became a licensed insurance agent in 1997 and together with her husband, Jim, has offered health/life & Medicare. She is an avid butterfly gardener. Email Kathy at Kathy@InsuranceOptionsFL.com or for the fastest response call (239) 201-4560.
Jim Thousand is originally from Rochester, New York and is a graduate of Mexico Academy & Central Schools in Mexico, NY. He has been a licensed insurance agent since 1995. In addition to insurance, Jim has a second business – Accurate Auto Appraisals – and is a licensed mediator in the State of Florida. He is a classic car enthusiast. Email Jim at Jim@InsuranceOptionsFL.com or for the fastest response call (239) 201-4560.
Katherine Thousand is a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a Bachelors’ degree in Science. She received her insurance license in 2012 when she became the youngest licensed Medicare agent with UnitedHealthcare. She enjoys boating & fishing and lives in Alva. Email Katherine at Katherine@InsuranceOptionsFL.com or for the fastest response call (239) 201-4560.
Our Independent Agents
Thanks Kathy for all of your help and guidance. I was defiantly going in the wrong direction. I guess everyones situation is different. It pays to see a pro.😲
Complex…made very simple. Kathy Thousand was/is the best in her advice regarding Medicare Supplemental plans. Normally, choosing a plan is very complex and confusing…in her case Kathy explained in simple terms what care is best for me. I would give her 10 stars if that was possible!
20 years ago the Thousand’s wrote our health insurance plan which I have kept all these years. I can’t believe the time has come for a new chapter, Medicare! Once again I feel confident that Kathy has done a wonderful job of finding the coverage’s right for this phase of our insurance needs as well. Thank you for easing my apprehension regarding these insurance changes as well!
Kathy was great, very helpful and took the time to educate me on Medicare supplements. I highly recommended mm no here.
I can’t say enough about the assistance with Kathy Thousands from Insurance Options, Inc. My husband and I are newcomers to Florida and MEDICARE. Kathy took as much time as we needed to make a choice for which Medicare supplement to take. She is a wealth of knowledge and information about all insurance options. Several weeks later, after we make our choice, we had more questions and again, she took her time and reviewed our program to ensure we were comfortable with our supplement choice. If you need any guidance with Medicare supplements or other insurance, please give her a call…..you won’t regret it. Five Star company, and Customer Service…..