Rahul Sharma

EHealthInsurance

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Type  Public
Products  Health Insurance
Founded  1997
Industry  Insurance
Revenue  150.49M
Parent organization  eHealth, Inc.
EHealthInsurance httpslh6googleusercontentcomnYwNQEPt2gAAA
Traded as  NASDAQ: EHTH S&P 600 Component
Key people  Scott Flanders (CEO) Gary Lauer Bill Shaughnessy Robert S. Hurley Tom Tsao Stuart Huizinga Jeff Bernstein Mike Price
Headquarters  Mountain View, California, United States
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eHealth, Inc. advertises itself as America's first and largest private online marketplace for health insurance, with the company inception in 1997.

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The company's website, which is eHealthInsurance.com , details prices for various health insurance plans and allows consumers to apply for coverage online. The pricing is fixed by law and consumers cannot get lower prices elsewhere.

In 2013 eHealth, along with other "web brokers", signed deals with Healthcare.gov to enroll subsidy-eligible consumers in the newly approved health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

eHealth maintains its license to market and sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with agents licensed in all states and D.C., and offers a wide variety of health plans from over 180 health insurance companies and offers more than 10,000 health insurance products.

eHealth, Inc. was founded in 1997, and its technology was responsible for the nation's first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy. eHealth, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Competitors include other online health insurance brokers such as HealthSherpa and Stride Health.

Health insurance exchanges

eHealth is one of a handful of private companies that operate in partnership with the various government-run health insurance exchanges created as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act legislation.

eHealth has been politically active on issues related to health insurance. Testimony, editorials and letters to governmental bodies issued by eHealth are available online at its parent company's website. The company has issued a number of research reports on the individual health insurance and Health Savings Account markets, which are available on its website.

In 2015, eHealth's CEO began pushing for reforms to the law aimed at helping the middle-class afford health insurance.

Medicare

In 2014, eHealth acquired the domain Medicare.com as part of its move into the Medicare market.

In 2010, eHealth acquired privately held PlanPrescriber, Inc. (formerly known as Experion Systems, Inc.) to aid its entry into the Medicare marketplace.

As a result of the transaction, PlanPrescriber became a wholly owned subsidiary of eHealth, Inc.

References

EHealthInsurance Wikipedia


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