Welsh Insurance Services has achieved Platinum Provider Status with UnitedHealthCare, a strong indication of the Redlands-based insurance company’s expertise in sorting clients through the confusion of Medicare.

Sarah and Scott Welsh, owners of the local insurance business, both achieved platinum status from UnitedHealth Care -- the world’s largest health-care company by revenue.

Receiving the platinum status means Welsh Insurance Services is ranked in the top 1% of agents who work with UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions, which is based in Minnesota.

“It’s quite an honor,” said Scott Welsh. “We really try to make understanding Medicare easier. The challenge is real, and with so many people reaching the age to qualify for Medicare, there are a lot of confused people out there.”

Welsh Insurance Services conducts no-cost, no-obligation consultations to help clients nearing retirement to understand their health care options. Individual meetings are generally one hour and are conducted at the Welshes’ office.

“UnitedHealthcare values each member you bring to us and appreciates your ongoing dedication to support our members’ health care needs,” said Mark Phillip, an executive with UnitedHealthCare, in an email. “Thank you for your loyalty and commitment to doing business with us, and for being a Partner in Care to those we serve.”

Scott Welsh said his company handles the entire enrollment process for clients while acting as their liaison for their health plan.