Get to know

Ward McKalson

LUTCF · Employee Benefits Consultant
Salinas, CA

Years of experience

Ward McKalson Portrait
Contact Info
Download Ward's Contact Info
  • Ward and Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Services has partnered with Central Coast Head and Neck Surgeons for nearly 2 decades.

    They provide our Medical, Dental and Group Term Life for our owners and employees here at the practice. I am confident and trust that Ward and his team will compare all employee benefit insurance carriers each year, at our renewal, making sure we offer the highest quality benefits at the lowest possible premium. I recommend Ward and his team to any business owner who is looking to recruit and retain quality employees by offering a competitive employee benefits program that is backed by 5 star service.

    Terry Trapp, MD Central Coast Head and Neck Surgeons Portrait
    Terry Trapp, MD
    Central Coast Head and Neck Surgeons
    Salinas, CA
  • I hate paying for health insurance,

    but Ward McKalson has worked really hard for the last dozen years to get me a benefits package that provides very good coverage for our employees while softening some of my pain. I’d recommend him highly. In fact, I often do.

    Erik Cushman MC Weekly Portrait
    Erik Cushman
    MC Weekly
  • Ward McKalson of Leavitt Central Coast has been the broker on record for health, dental, and vision insurance

    for The Sardine Factory Restaurant for several years. Ward and his staff understand this very challenging market and are always willing to assist our employees in matters relating to their insurance coverage.

    Bert Cutino The Sardine Factory Portrait
    Bert Cutino
    The Sardine Factory
  • The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center has relied on Leavitt Central Coast for our employee benefit needs for over 17 years.

    The staff at Leavitt are all unfailingly professional, friendly, and respond promptly to questions and concerns. I can’t imagine doing business with any other insurance broker.

    Clare Mounteer Monterey County Rape Crisis Center Portrait
    Clare Mounteer
    Executive Director, Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
Contact Ward McKalson

Contact Ward

(831) 320-7738 - Direct

Please note: coverage cannot be bound or altered online. A service representative will need to contact you to finalize your request.

About Ward

I have been a licensed health and life agent for over 30 years. I’ve owned my own agency for many years and was a managing principal for Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Agency. I have also been the past president of the Monterey Bay Association of Health Underwriters.

I enjoy volunteering in my community coaching golf at San Carlos School, Palma School, and Trinity High School. My wife, Kristen, and I have been married for 34 years and we have two grown children and three wonderful grandchildren.

Office details


950 East Blanco Road
Suite 103
Salinas, CA 93901

Map · Office Staff

(831) 320-7738 - Direct

(831) 424-6404 - Office

General Office Hours

Day Time
Mon 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thr 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Please note that each staff members' office hours may differ from the hours listed above.