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eHealth, Inc. Chairman and CEO Gary Lauer to be featured keynote presenter at 8th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 4-6, Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 24, 2011 – The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress is pleased to announce that Gary Lauer, Chairman and CEO, eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), will be a featured keynote presenter at the conference, April 4-6, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  The World Health Care Congress will convene 1,800 senior health care leaders from all industry sectors for discussion and debate on the present and future of health care.
 
Mr. Lauer will speak twice during the program on the following topics:
 
Keynote: Challenges with Reform Implementation, Monday, April 4, 2011, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
  • What can those attempting to build insurance exchanges learn from eHealth’s online marketplace, www.ehealthinsurance.com, and its government systems business? What do states trying to implement an effective, consumer friendly health insurance exchange need to do to be successful?
  • Mr. Lauer will discuss the peaks and valleys eHealth endured on their way to using the internet to enroll over 2 million Americans in a health insurance plan.
Health Plan Summit: Health Insurance Exchanges—Strategies to Participate in a Insurance Exchange and New Models to Meet MLR Requirements, Monday, April 4, 2011, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • To meet the new Medical Loss Ratios (MLRs) required by health care reform, health insurance carriers need to develop effective distribution models which will include participation in health insurance exchanges, private exchanges or marketplaces and other forms of distribution.
  • Mr. Lauer will discuss the products, online tools and distribution strategies that have been most effective in an online marketplace and most attractive to new customers.
The 8th Annual WHCC will feature the major sectors in health care to determine actionable goals and implementation strategies to demonstrate quality, consumer choice, cost-effectiveness and transparency. Thought leaders engage in debates, present case studies and share best practices from all industry sectors including leading employers, CMS officials, insurers/payers, health system and hospital providers, pharmaceutical and biotech executives, academics, analysts and government officials.
 
“Ultimately, the success of health care reform will be measured by the number of uninsured Americans that we’re able to provide with health coverage,” said Gary Lauer, chairman and CEO of eHealth, Inc. “To meet this goal, state governments are on task to build health insurance exchanges that are efficient and effective, an enrollment model that we’re very familiar with at eHealth. I am looking forward to engaging with other industry and government leaders at the World Health Care Congress on this topic as we tackle this very important implementation.”
 
About eHealth
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, the nation's leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Through the company's website, www.eHealthInsurance.com, consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation's leading health insurance companies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, making it the ideal model of a successful, high-functioning health insurance exchange. Through the company’s eHealth Technology solution (www.eHealthTechnology.com), eHealth is also a leading provider of health insurance exchange technology. eHealthTechnology’s exchange platform provides a suite of hosted e-commerce solutions that enable health plan providers, resellers and government entities to market and distribute products online. eHealth, Inc. also provides powerful online and pharmacy-based tools to help seniors navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PlanPrescriber.com (www.planprescriber.com) and through its Medicare website www.eHealthMedicare.com
 
About the 8th Annual World Health Care Congress
The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC) is World Congress' flagship event in which more than 1,800 health care, government and corporate leaders formulate solutions to the challenges of health care cost, quality and delivery. In response to demands from the nation’s largest providers, payers and employers, the 8th Annual WHCC convenes the major sectors in health care to determine actionable goals and implementation strategies to demonstrate quality, consumer choice, cost-effectiveness and transparency. Thought leaders engage in debates, present case studies and share best practices from all industry sectors including leading employers, CMS officials, insurers/payers, health system and hospital providers, pharmaceutical and biotech executives, academics, analysts and government officials.