Insurance Agent Melba Ballard

Melba Ballard

Melba Ballard Ins Agcy Inc

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Office Details:

Street Address:

8471 W Commercial Blvd
Tamarac, FL 33351


1/4 mile East of Pine Island Rd on Commercial Blvd. State Farm Plaza is on the left.

Office Hours (EST):

Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:30pm
After Hours by appointment






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Let us help you create a Personal Price Plan™

Everyone loves saving money. Customize a coverage plan that helps protect what’s important to you – family, things and your bottom line. From safe driving rewards, bundling options and discounts*, Melba Ballard can help you create a solution that’s right for you.

Prices are based on rating plans that may vary by state. Coverage options are selected by the customer, and availability and eligibility may vary.
*Customers may always choose to purchase only one policy, but the discount for two or more purchases of different lines of insurance will not then apply. Savings, discount names, percentages, availability and eligibility may vary by state.

Auto Insurance

Buckle up with State Farm, and get auto insurance in Tamarac, FL that fits your needs. You’ve got plenty of options — from collision and comprehensive to rental and rideshare. If you need more than an auto policy for the family, we provide car insurance coverage for new drivers, business travelers, collectors, and more. Not to mention, State Farm is the largest auto insurance provider in the U.S.1 You could even save more by combining the purchase of auto and home policies.

Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL will help you get your Personal Price Plan for auto insurance. It’s fast and easy!

1. Ranking and data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on direct premiums written as of 2018.

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Homeowners Insurance

Protect your largest investment from unexpected events life may throw your way with State Farm® Homeowners Insurance in Tamarac, FL. So, what’s covered?1 Your home insurance ensures you can repair or replace your home, as well as the items you value. Personal property is covered even if you're on vacation, running errands or holding items in storage. More homeowners choose State Farm as their home insurance company over any other insurer.2

Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL will help you get started after you complete a homeowners insurance online quote. It’s fast and easy!

1. Please refer to your actual policy for a complete list of covered property and covered losses.
2. Data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence and State Farm Archive.

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Renters Insurance

Renters insurance, also known as apartment insurance, covers your personal property — like computers, TVs, electronics, bicycles, furniture, and clothing — both inside and away from your apartment or other home that you may rent. Renters’ insurance coverage1 even extends to personal property in your car. Renters insurance typically covers losses to your personal property caused by fire, smoke damage, sudden and accidental covered water damage, thefts, burglaries, vandalism or vehicle damage.

1. Please refer to your actual policy for a complete list of covered property and covered losses.

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Personal Articles

Do you have important treasures like collectibles, jewelry, sports equipment, and others? Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may limit coverage on some of your most valuable items. Make sure your valuables are protected with a Personal Articles Policy in Tamarac, FL. A State Farm® Personal Articles Policy can even provide personal property coverage1 worldwide (perfect for vacations) in case of theft, accidental damage, or loss.

Want more information? Ask Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL about a personal property insurance quote.

1. Please refer to your actual policy for a complete list of covered property and covered losses.

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Business Insurance

Whether your business is just starting, growing or maturing, State Farm will provide you with smart options for business insurance in Tamarac, FL. Your insurance for business may include1 a business owners policy, commercial auto policy, individual health policy or even workers’ compensation. Like you, our agents are small business owners who know the importance of developing a plan for continued financial security. We know your business means everything to you. As it grows, make sure you have the right business insurance products for your business.

Work with Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL to get a small business insurance quote and choose what products are right for you.

1. Please refer to your actual policy for a complete list of covered property and covered losses.

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Life Insurance

State Farm® life insurance helps your life's moments live on. Whether it keeps paying the mortgage, maintains a current standard of living, pays off debts or pays for college, the life insurance you choose can be there when it’s needed most by your loved ones. Help secure the future of your family with a term life, whole life, or universal life policy. We have policy options to fit your needs and budget.

Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL will help you get started after you complete a life insurance online quote.

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Health Insurance

As you experience changes in your life, your health insurance coverage should adjust as well. Let State Farm help you find the right policy for health insurance in Tamarac, FL. We offer a variety of affordable supplemental health, Medicare supplement, or individual medical coverage plans. You may even protect your paycheck with disability insurance to help cover monthly expenses.

Work with Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL to get a health insurance quote and choose a plan designed to fit the needs of a family, individual, or senior citizen.

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Banking, your way. When, where, and how you want. When you're looking for help to achieve your financial goals, we want to be your first and best choice in Tamarac, FL. Thanks to an alliance between U.S. Bank® and State Farm®, now, you'll be able to apply for U.S. Bank Checking, Savings, CDs, Retirement CDs and Credit Cards online or through your local State Farm agent.

Talk with Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL to get more information about available U.S. Bank banking products.

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Let State Farm® support your financial future with an investment through annuities in Tamarac, FL. Immediate annuities may guarantee an income for life, while tax-deferred annuities could help increase your retirement savings. Selecting the best annuity option depends on your financial goals and market conditions. Create a future stream of income or payments with an investment option that grows for you. State Farm can help clear the confusion and misinformation out there when it comes to annuities.

Talk with Melba Ballard to get more information about annuities in Tamarac, FL that support your financial goals.

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Mutual Funds

Invest in your future and help meet your goals with State Farm® Investment Planning Services. You’re offered a variety of account types and multiple investment products. Feel free to check the investment firm or professional’s background at FINRA's Broker Check®. State Farm VP Management Corp. Customer Relationship Summary

Talk with Melba Ballard to get more information about mutual funds in Tamarac, FL and financial opportunities.

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Pet Insurance

When your pets need medical attention, the last thing you should worry about is cost. Unfortunately, many pet owners find themselves facing tough decisions about their dog or cat’s care. We’re here to help. State Farm works with Trupanion® – a leader in high-quality pet medical insurance – to make it easier for pet owners to care for their furry family members.

Want more information? Ask Melba Ballard in Tamarac, FL about a pet medical insurance quote.

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About Me:

  • Bilingual Agent & Staff (Spanish/English)
  • Agent Since 1989
  • President's Club/Chairman's Circle
  • Florida State University, BS in Finance
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association
  • Crystal Excellance Award Qualifier
  • Ambassadors Travel Qualifier
  • National Sales Achievement Award
  • Junior Acheivement Volunteer

Our Mission:

Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

Our Team:

Team Member Profile Photo Bobbi Mayes
Bobbi Mayes
Office Manager
I started my career in the insurance industry in my Junior year of High School in 2001. In 2010, I began working at Melba Ballard State Farm Insurance Agency. As the office manager, my main focus is on customer relations, training new team members, and helping team members execute more complicated customer changes. I hold Insurance licenses in Life, Health, and Property & Casualty. On my days off, I love spending time with my daughter, biking, and going to concerts.
Team Member Profile Photo Alejandra Rueda
Alejandra Rueda
Office Representative
Alejandra Rueda is an account representative at the Melba Ballard Insurance Agency. She goes above and beyond to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. She is happy to be part of a professional team with the same goals and work ethic. She is deeply devoted to her son. They love to spend time together playing basketball, tennis, and building beautiful memories.
Team Member Profile Photo Christina Baldwin
Christina Baldwin
Personal Account Representative
Born and raised in Florida, I started my insurance career in 1993. I joined the awesome team at Melba Ballard Insurance Agency in 2010 where I am an Account Representative. I am licensed in Auto, Fire, Life & Health (Personal Lines & Life/Health). I love spending time with my twin teenage boys, going to country concerts or bike riding with friends, as well as day trips and doing crafts. Give me a call today for a free quote
Team Member Profile Photo Maritza Baez
Maritza Baez
Office Representative
Maritza has been an account representative since 2011 with the Melba Ballard Agency, helping families find the proper way to insure their lives and assets. She enjoys being a good neighbor and helping the community by providing excellent service. Maritza is a mom to two soccer players and loves to spend time outdoors and having fun with family.
Team Member Profile Photo Tatyana Podmankova
Tatyana Podmankova
Office Representative
My name is Tatyana Podmankova. I was born and raised in Kazakhstan and graduated from the Moscow State University of Foreign languages. I speak Russian, English and German. I fell in love with the diversity of this country, and I started my career with insurance in 2017. I joined the Melba Ballard Insurance Agency in 2021. I am licensed in multiple insurance lines. Please give me the opportunity to help you with all your insurance needs.
Team Member Profile Photo Julie Ann Colletti
Julie Ann Colletti
Customer Service Representative
Julie Ann handles all aspects of insurance, making sure that State Farm customers receive a timely response to their questions and service needs. As a native Floridian, Julie Ann loves to spend time with family, friends and her fur babies!
Team Member Profile Photo Barbara Ward
Barbara Ward
Office Representative
I started my insurance career in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA in 1967, but moved to Broward County, FL in 1977. At the Melba Ballard Insurance Agency, I focus on customer service and work to meet our State Farm insureds needs with my attention to detail and efficiency. In my spare time, I like to read, do bible studies, and spend my time at church.
Team Member Profile Photo Karen Flores
Karen Flores
Customer Service Representative
I was born in Honduras and moved to South Florida in 1996. I have been in the insurance industry since 2001 and have a 4-40 Customer Representative license. I enjoy having the opportunity to help our State Farm customers find options for their insurance needs. On my time off, I enjoy catching a good foreign film (no matter the language) and cooking. Give me a call today for a free quote!
Team Member Profile Photo Ed Ballard
Ed Ballard
Account Representative
Ed has been with our State Farm Agent office for over 25 years. Please contact Ed to discuss your Life Insurance, Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, and Financial Services needs. He is licensed to serve State Farm customers in Florida!

Agent's Credentials and Licenses:



Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses which can be obtained by visiting the prospectus page on Read it carefully. AP2022/03/0343

Securities distributed by State Farm VP Management Corp. State Farm VP Management Corp. Customer Relationship Summary

Securities Supervisor address:7100 Camino Real Ste 302 # 47 , Boca Raton, FL 33433-5510 Phone: 309-766-0380

Deposit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC.

Life Insurance and annuities are issued by State Farm Life Insurance Company. (Not Licensed in MA, NY, and WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in New York and Wisconsin) Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois.

Pet insurance products are underwritten in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company and ZPIC Insurance Company, 6100-4th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108. Administered by Trupanion Managers USA, Inc. (CA license No. 0G22803, NPN 9588590). Terms and conditions apply, see full policy on Trupanion's website for details. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, neither offer nor are financially responsible for pet insurance products. State Farm is a separate entity and is not affiliated with Trupanion or American Pet Insurance. 

Pre-existing conditions: If you currently have a pet medical insurance policy, switching carriers or purchasing a new policy may affect certain provisions such as coverages for pre-existing conditions or deductibles already established under your current policy. Let your State Farm® agent know if your existing policy has provisions that might make it beneficial for you to keep. 

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State Farm VP Management Corp. is a separate entity from those State Farm entities which provide banking and insurance products. Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.

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