Health Insurance

Health Insurance Buying Guide

Purchasing health insurance can be daunting. There are so many options and so many plans.

Yet when it comes to your health, you don’t want to be caught under-insured. On the other hand, when it comes to your budget, you don’t want to be over-insured.

Our licensed insurance specialists can help you get reliable and affordable health insurance policies that will both fit within your budget and achieve your goals.

Here is what you need to know when shopping for health insurance.


  • Group Health Insurance
  • Individual Health Insurance
  • Medicare Supplemental Policies
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medical Savings Plans
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Disability Income
  • Long-Term Care Policies

We Do the Shopping for You

Carl Nelson Insurance Agency has more flexibility than agencies for big name health insurance companies, like Allstate, Farmers, or State Farm. They sell just one brand. As an independent insurance agency, we work with numerous underwriting insurance companies, all with A ratings with A.M. Best Rating Service. Plus you don’t have to do the shopping — we do that for you.

High-Value Health Insurance Coverage. Lower Prices.

While shopping for your quotes, our aim is to match your unique health insurance policy needs with high-value coverage at a lower price.

Claims Assistance

Inevitably, a situation requiring a claim will occur. Our carriers have excellent claims assistance. Plus your Carl Nelson health insurance specialist will also strive to answer your questions and help you resolve any issues with the least amount of hassle.

Personal Assistance When You Need It

If you have any questions, your health insurance specialist will know you and be responsive to you personally.

Locally Owned and Operated

Carl Nelson Insurance is based in Hanford, California. We set our own policies on how to best serve you. We don’t have to answer to “corporate” like name brand insurance agencies. Plus it’s easy for you to drop by and talk to us one-on-one.

25+ Employees. Well-Trained!

We are large enough that someone is always available to help you. Yet, we’re small enough to give you personal service.

Phones Are Answered by a Human Being.

During office hours, our phone is answered by someone eager to serve you — not a call center.

Since 1977

Our longevity and history demonstrate our strength and stability. We’ll tell you simply, plainly, and honestly what we recommend for your health insurance policies.

Insuring Californians

Although we primarily serve the health insurance needs of residents in Hanford, Visalia, Tulare, Fresno, Lemoore, Bakersfield, Kingsburg, and Selma, we can insure you no matter where you are in California.

A+ Better Business Bureau Rating

We are pleased to have achieved an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB standards for businesses are high and embody the principles of trust, integrity, and honesty.

Listed: Top 5 Local Independent Insurance Agencies

At Carl Nelson Insurance we’ve never had to change our business principles because we’ve been doing it right since the beginning. That’s why we’ve grown and grown. According to the Fresno Business Journal, we are the 5th largest independent insurance agency in the Central Valley. We have to be doing something right.

Final Thoughts

Carl Nelson Insurance knows customers come first in every business transaction. That is why so many of our clients and their families have been with us for over 45 years — we earn and keep their loyalty by doing excellent work for them every single day.

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