Our History

The agency was founded on July 30, 1990 by Joan Bell. Formally known as Joan Carolyn Aster, she attended New Bern High School and continued her schooling at East Carolina University. There she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She taught school for seventeen years before becoming a Nationwide Insurance Agent. Her agency has won several awards over the years and will continue to do so in the future. Today the Agency Team consists of Joan, her husband, Bobby and their daughter, Kristie Berdecia, who is the Managing Associate Agent. There is also a staff of licensed associates to help you with your needs.

Why Us

The Bell Agency has qualified agents and staff that are specialized in auto, home, life, and commercial insurance and serve the communities in and around eastern North Carolina.

Our Locations

  • Joan A Bell
  • 3531 Dr. M. L. King Blvd.
  • New Bern, NC 28562
  • (252) 636-1443
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