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About Nation Insurance

The mission of The Nation Group is to provide a full range of financial and insurance products for its customers in central Florida. The Nation Group will dedicate its efforts to the financial security of its clients by providing products and service with a high degree of professionalism, putting the needs of our clients above our own. Our owners and employees accomplish this with skilled management, experience, teamwork and constant improvement in knowledge and skills.

We invite you to complete an online quote or call to speak with a local agent to review coverage options for auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business insurance, commercial insurance, renters insurance, boat insurance, and more. We provide free, no hassle and no obligation quotes to let you see what we have to offer.


The Nation Group strives to offer you quality insurance coverage, a high level of professional service and a long-term relationship.


The Nation Group offers several of the top insurance companies to choose from when selecting your insurance plan. We research the rates and coverage for you to find you the best options that fits your needs. You no longer need to call around town or search all over the Internet to find the best rates – we do the shopping and comparing to save you time and money!


The Bruce Nation Insurance Agency was founded in Belleview, Florida in 1981. The agency purchased the Bob Carey Insurance Agency in 1986 and moved to Ocala. In 1992 Mike McDonald purchased the agency and renamed it Nation Insurance Agency, Inc. In 1995 Joan Rector and Mike McDonald formed Nation Financial Services, Inc. at 1702 NE 2nd Street to further meet client’s needs for financial services and employee benefits.

In January of 2000, the two agencies merged to form The Nation Group located at 2353 SE 17th Street. The agency enjoyed unprecedented growth that necessitated a change in location, and in June of 2001 moved to its present location at 420 SE 8th Street. In October of 2005, The Nation Group acquired Janine McKinney Insurance order to further facilitate its goals. With the systematic purchase of many of the local agencies, The Nation Group will continue to strive to maintain its identity of being locally owned and managed. By setting goals and action plans to achieve those goals, The Nation Group intends to make a continued financial impact in Ocala and Marion county for years to come.

We have proudly partnered with Acentria Insurance

Acentria Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency who works with several national and regional carriers. The company offers a complete range of protection for both individual and businesses to provide for all of their insurance needs. While maintaining a corporate office in Destin, Florida, Acentria has over 30 offices across the State of Florida and southeast region.

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Our Management Team


Michael McDonald

President, CIC, AIC, AAI, PWCA

Mr. McDonald began his insurance career in 1973 as a claims adjustor for the Florida Farm Bureau. While there, he obtained his Associate In Claims designation. He left the company in 1979, to become an agent for the Insurance Center of Ocala. The company changed its name to Signature Insurance, and Mr. McDonald became executive Vice-President in 1985. While there he obtained both the Accredited Advisor of Insurance, and Certified Insurance Counselor designations. In 1992 he purchased the Bruce Nation Insurance Agency and changed the name to Nation Insurance. In 1995 he and Joan Rector formed Nation Financial Services, and merged the two agencies in 1999, forming The Nation Group. The company is now one of the largest locally owned insurance agencies in the county, providing a full range of insurance products designed for individuals and businesses.


Joan Rector

Vice President CCO, CHFC, AAI, CHHC

Ms. Rector began her insurance career in 1982. She began her career with the Northwestern Mutual and later became an independent agent. During her career she has obtained the following designations: Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Accredited Advisor of Insurance, and Chartered Healthcare Consultant. In 1995, she formed Nation Financial Services and merged in 1999 with Mike McDonald forming The Nation Group.

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