eHealth, Inc. is the parent company of eHealthInsurance Services Inc., the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. eHealthInsurance presents complex health insurance information in an objective, user-friendly format, enabling the research, analysis, comparison and purchase of health insurance products that best meet consumers' needs.
Licensed to market and sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, eHealthInsurance has developed partnerships with more than 160 health insurance companies, offering more than 7,000 health insurance products online.
The company's technology platform is able to communicate electronically with insurance carrier partners, which enables a simpler, more streamlined health insurance application process. This technical connection with the back-office processes of health insurance companies can facilitate rapid approval of applications and real-time communication between carrier and consumer throughout the process.
eHealthInsurance provides consumers with transparency of information about a broad array of health insurance plans with a selection of price and benefit options, complemented by a full-service Customer Care Center of highly trained customer service representatives. Available via a toll free number, online chat, email or fax, the Customer Care team answers consumer questions throughout the process of buying and using health insurance.
eHealthInsurance was founded in 1997 and its technology was responsible for the nation's first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy. We are headquartered in Mountain View, California.
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What if people just can't afford health insurance?
Senior Vice President of eHealthInsurance Bob Hurley offers suggestions for individuals who feel they cannot afford health insurance.
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Host: What if people just can't afford health insurance?
Bob Hurley: There are people that are surprised by the affordability of health insurance when they come out to the internet and they start doing their shopping. We get comments all the times from people that say, "I didn't realize I could buy a health insurance this affordably.
" But there are other people that cannot afford it at any price and those people absolutely need help. There are many programs available in most states that will help people get some coverage whether it be a subsidy for their health insurance or a state program, whether it be a medicate of some kind. I encourage anybody that is in a situation whether you really can't afford much to research those options. They can actually give us a call. We have a team of people that will answer their questions related to where to get help whether it be state and Government programs or low cost health insurance. Reach out, talk to professionals, we have some available but also, if you call your State Department of Health Services they can also help, direct you into a program. So I would encourage no matter what your income situation is look for those resources look for those sources of coverage for yourself and get yourself covered.