About Us

Located in beautiful Austin, Texas Avila Medicare Solutions is a full-service, independent insurance brokerage dedicated to assisting Medicare beneficiaries with transitioning into Medicare and providing guidance across the numerous plan options and benefit designs. Understanding that Medicare is a process, and not a product our agents are fully licensed, trained and certified to properly help find the proper solutions to match your benefit needs offering bilingual service in both English and Spanish.  Call us at 855-GO-AVILA and let us make Medicare easy for you.

Tony Merwin, Founder and CEO, Avila Medicare Solutions

A fifth generation Texan and sixteen-year veteran of the insurance industry, Tony has served in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities including sales and marketing, client service, quality control, as well as recruitment and training.  His career in insurance began with Family Heritage Life in 2004 before finding his way into the Senior Market with Great American Financial in 2006, where he worked in business development and product distribution for their Medicare supplement and Final Expense Life products.  In 2010 he began furthering his career with Precision Senior Marketing where he still serves as Senior Marketing Director.  Always working as an independent agent as well, Tony has culminated his vast experience in sales, marketing, business development, and client service to form Avila Medicare Solutions, a full-service insurance agency dedicated to assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their enrollment into Medicare and understanding the many benefits and plan options.  A respected member of the insurance community, Tony is sought after for his broad knowledge in the Medicare field having appeared as a guest interview on numerous podcasts including the 8% Nation Podcast, Everything Medicare Podcast, and the StrongLYFE Podcast.  In addition to his responsibilities in the insurance industry, in his free time Tony enjoys public speaking, barbecuing, salsa dancing, martial arts, and tournament level poker.  

Tony can be reached directly at tony@avilamedicare.com

Engracia Avila Merwin, President and Managing Agent, Avila Medicare Solutions

A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, Engracia immigrated to the United States in August of 2004.  With a Bachelors in Education and an Associates in Early Childhood Development, Engracia has primarily worked as a Spanish Language Translator, Spanish Literature Teacher and Spanish Immersion Teacher with top accredited schools in both Colombia and the U.S. including Austin Eco-Bilingual School of Austin, Texas where she served for eight years.  She has proven herself in her teaching profession being called on to author numerous articles on behavioral development including in publications such as Mas Mujer Austin.  After meeting Tony in 2014 she learned of the many challenges that seniors face when transitioning to Medicare, and found an opportunity to utilize her experience as a savvy educator in assisting Medicare beneficiaries work through this transition.  Hence a partnership was formed, and Avila Medicare Solutions was born with an empathetic devotion to serving the Latin community.  Coming from strong, traditional family roots, with a compassionate heart and a strong desire to serve, Engracia spends time away from her profession volunteering with SafePlace, a partner of the SAFE Alliance Group, as well as within the local homeless community of Austin, Texas.  Her hobbies include theater, enjoying nature, searching for and cooking authentic Colombian cuisine and salsa dancing.  

Engracia can be reached directly at grace@avilamedicare.com