Guardian Healthcare is now underwritten by Sterling Life Insurance Company

As of November 1, 2010, Sterling Life Insurance Company is underwriting the Medicare Advantage plans offered by Guardian HealthCare of Greenville, South Carolina.

Guardian offers three Medicare Advantage plans in South Carolina and has more than 20,000 members in Private Fee-for-Service Plans and PPO plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) novated Guardian’s Medicare Advantage contract to Sterling effective November, 1, 2010.

Like Sterling, Guardian believes healthcare is local and that customer service and accountability are critical to our members.

 “Our two companies are a good fit. Sterling is pleased to be able to step in andhelp Guardian continue to grow while continuing to provide excellence in service to

our Sterling and Guardian members in South Carolina,” said Sterling CEO Michael Muchnicki.

Guardian’s plans will continue to be offered under the Guardian HealthCare brand, underwritten by Sterling Life Insurance Company for 2010 and 2011. This will ensure a seamless transition for Guardian’s members. The novation will not affect any products or interrupt coverage as Guardian’s 2011 plans were approved by CMS prior to November 1.

Y0060_H3410_18911 Pending CMS Approval




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