Sterling InsuranceSM Now Offering Medicare Supplement Policies in California

BELLINGHAM, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medicare Supplement policies are now available to California residents through Sterling InsuranceSM. California has more than 4.8 million Medicare-eligible residents with another 1,000 turning 65 each day. Sterling Medicare Supplement policies are underwritten by Sterling Life Insurance Company, a leading provider of insurance products for adults of all ages, including Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicare Supplement (also called “Medigap”) is health insurance to fill the gaps in Medicare coverage, offering coverage for cost-sharing such as coinsurance, copayments, or deductibles and with some plans certain benefits Medicare does not cover. Policyholders have their choice of doctors, hospitals or other providers that accept Medicare patients, and are not limited to a network of providers.

California residents have the option to enroll in standardized Medicare Supplement plans A, F, K, and N with Sterling Insurance. These plans offer a range of coverage options from basic to comprehensive. Sterling Medicare Supplement plans are available through local sales agents, direct telephonic sales agents, or on the web at Currently only seven percent of eligible California residents carry a Medicare Supplement policy.

In addition to outstanding customer service, Sterling offers value-added features and programs such as:

  • Discounted or no-cost memberships to participating fitness facilities nationwide, depending on which plan is selected.
  • Telephone access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer health related questions.
  • A twelve-month rate guarantee from the policy effective date providing the financial security policyholders expect.

“Sterling Medicare Supplement policies have provided our customers with exceptional care and support across the country,” said Ron Bendes, President of Sterling Insurance. “Our customer service and claims paying ability have received high praise from policyholders and we look forward to that same positive experience with the residents of California.”

For more information, call 1-888-301-1950 (TTY line: 711) or visit

About Sterling InsuranceSM

Sterling Insurance, underwritten by Sterling Life Insurance Company, is a division of Windsor Health Group (WHG) and provides health insurance services, products and programs that improve health, peace of mind and financial security for members and policy holders when navigating healthcare coverage options. The company is based in Atlanta with operational centers in Nashville, Tenn. and Bellingham, Wash. and regional offices spanning the nation. WHG is a subsidiary of Munich Health North America, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers.


For Sterling Insurance
Bert Kelly, 404-255-9674
Director of Corporate Communications
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