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Health Coverage For Musicians: eHealth, Inc. Announces Partnership with TuneCore to Provide Musicians with Access to Affordable Health Insurance

Largest online marketplace for individual, family and small business health insurance products partners with industry leading distributor of music, labels and artists
 
Mountain View, CA, November 11, 2009 – Today, eHealth, Inc., parent company of eHealthInsurance.com (http://www.eHealthInsurance.com), the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, announced a partnership with TuneCore, a leading online provider of marketing and distribution services for independent musicians.
 
TuneCore and eHealth have collaborated to create a free informational download of the TuneCore Music Industry Survival Manual: Information on Healthcare for Musicians.
 
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This partnership will also allow TuneCore musicians to get free health insurance quotes, compare over 10,000 health insurance products from over 180 carriers nation-wide, and purchase quality health insurance products at TuneCore.com through an online, paperless process. TuneCore musicians will also have the option to call a dedicated call center where they can speak to a health insurance agent licensed in their state.
 
“The amount of time and hard work musicians put into their music and their careers is significant.  If you get sick and wind up out of commission it can be difficult; on tour it can be a disaster,” said Jeff Price, CEO and co-founder of TuneCore. “I view it as our job to provide musicians, bands and artists with as much information as possible so that they can make informed decisions.  Healthcare in this country can be extremely confusing.  eHealth is simply the best company I have ever worked with when it comes to providing education, information and access to health care.  I was thrilled to have them agree to be there for TuneCore Artists.”
 
“eHealth is committed to helping Americans get the health coverage they need, which is why we’ve partnered with over 1,000 affiliates like TuneCore that help deliver high-quality products and services, including health insurance, to their unique constituent groups,” said Bruce Telkamp eHealth’s Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development. “TuneCore provides an outstanding, unique service to musicians, and has established itself as a trusted resource in that community. We’re honored to be partnering with a trusted and well-respected service provider like TuneCore.”
 
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About TuneCore
TuneCore.com has changed the 100-year-old rules and model of the music business. It is a low, flat fee service that distributes anyone's music or videos to iTunes, eMusic, AmazonMP3 and many other major download sites while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. Artists are building careers, selling significant volumes of music and generating revenue while keeping their rights utilizing the new model created by TuneCore. In its 33 months since launch, TuneCore has distributed tens of thousands of albums and millions of songs to iTunes and other digital stores including Grammy winners, record labels and unsigned artists. Customers include Jay-Z, Keith Richards, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Westerberg, MGM Studios, Warren G, Bjork, Moby, High School Musical cast members, Ali Lohan, Cirque Du Soleil, Starbucks and tens of thousands more. TuneCore currently distributes between 150 - 250 release a day (more music is released in one day via TuneCore than any major record label over a
year) and recently expanded its offering to distribute full-length films, TV shows, live concerts, documentaries etc to iTunes and more. TuneCore's own Billboard Top 25 seller chart went live in July 2008.
 
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, http://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 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 its eCommerce On-Demand solution (eOD), www.ehealth.com/eOD, eHealth is also a leading provider of on-demand e-commerce software services. eHealth's eOD platform provides a suite of hosted solutions that enable health plan providers and resellers to market and distribute products online. eHealth's eCommerce On-Demand solution is currently available to health plan providers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. eHealthInsurance and eHealth are registered trademarks of eHealthInsurance Services, Inc.