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GPM Life Group of Companies

At the GPM Life Group of Companies, our goal is to help you find the right benefits to help you protect your life goals and your loved ones. We are here to help you with real people, not online-only sales, because we believe that every customer has a unique situation that requires us to listen and support on an individual basis.

GPM Health and Life Insurance Company

GPM Health and Life

GPM Health and Life Insurance Company was founded in 1965 as North Coast Life Insurance Company. Based in Spokane, Washington, the company offered traditional cash value life insurance, and annuities, to individuals in the western United States.

in 2010, Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Company (GPM Life) recognized an affinity in the products offered and the management of the regional company. Purchase of 100% of the common stock was completed on January 1, 2013. In 2016, the name North Coast Life Insurance Company was changed to GPM Health and Life Insurance Company.

GPM Health and Life and its parent company GPM Life are dedicated to helping people solve those financial problems arising from the uncertainties of life by providing quality products, prompt and understanding service and sound company growth with adequate margins for safety so that our benefits are there for you when you need them most.

Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Company (GPM Life)

In the 1930s, America was between two major wars. World War I left many families devastated. Retired Army Colonel Peter J. Hennessey recognized that all life insurance policies of the day excluded paying benefits if the insured was killed in an act of war. The families of men that had the forethought to purchase life insurance found themselves without benefits when their loved one was killed in World War I. Colonel Hennessey approached several insurance companies with the idea of eliminating this war exclusion. None agreed. So Hennessey set out to establish a new insurance company, one which would provide life insurance protection should an insured die as a result of war.

In 1934, Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Company (GPM Life) was established as a unique life insurance company serving the needs of military personnel. In 1938, GPM Life initiated another first in the industry. Colonel Hennessey died unexpectedly and Blanche Hennessey was elected President of the company; the first woman in U.S. history to head a commercial insurance company. Over the years we've expanded our markets to include Federal employees, individuals, families, and seniors. We offer unique products and services specifically designed for those markets.

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GPM Health and Life is dedicated to providing excellent service to both existing and new policyholders.