MedHelp to Offer Its 7.5 Million Monthly Users Access to eHealth's Selection of Over 10,000 Policies From More Than 180 Carriers Nationwide
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/08/09 -- eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), parentcompany of eHealthInsurance.com (http://www.eHealthInsurance.com), todayannounced a marketing and distribution partnership with MedHelp.org, one of the largest onlinehealth communities in the United States. Through this partnership, eHealthwill provide MedHelp with a proven, efficient, and branded eCommerceplatform that will present MedHelp's members with access to over 10,000 individualhealth insurance products from more than 180 brand-nameinsurance companies nationwide.
This partnership agreement is an expansion of eHealth's existingpartnership with MedHelp.org. eHealth's Consumer Health Insurance Expert,Amir Mostafaie, an agent licensed in all 50 states, is the resident experton MedHelp's Ask-an-ExpertHealth Insurance forum, where he regularly responds to health insurancerelated questions. This partnership enables members of Mostafaie's onlinecommunity, along with new visitors to any of MedHelp's 350 healthcommunities, to pose questions directly to an industry expert and exploreand apply for the coverage they need online.
"MedHelp's partnerships with top hospitals like Johns Hopkins, theCleveland Clinic, and National Jewish Health, have enabled them to giveconsumers direct access to some of the premiere experts in the field ofmedicine and healthcare through their powerful social media platform," saysBruce Telkamp, eHealth, Inc.'s Executive Vice President of Business andCorporate Development. "As the online health insurance community grows atMedHelp, so too does our opportunity to expand access to health insurancefor MedHelp's audience."
"The foundation of MedHelp's business model is to provide our members withaccess to the leading experts within the healthcare industry. Partneringwith eHealth for health insurance was a natural fit for us," said John deSouza, MedHelp CEO. "Our members will be able to get advice, compare planbenefits, and apply for a policy directly from the carrier of their choicein a single-online session."
About eHealth, Inc.:
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, thenation'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 leadinghealth insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for andpurchase health insurance. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of healthplans underwritten by more than 185 of the nation's health insurancecompanies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50states and the District of Columbia. eHealthInsurance and eHealth areregistered trademarks of eHealthInsurance Services, Inc.
MedHelp, with over seven million monthly users, is the largest onlinehealth community site connecting people with shared medical experiences.MedHelp provides its users with access to advice from experts at the topmedical institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, NationalJewish, Partners Health, drugstore.com, inc., eHealth, Inc. and MountSinai. MedHelp members can access an online archive of millions of postsacross hundreds of medical conditions. In addition, MedHelp offerspersonalized user accounts, information on health topics and treatments,and an extensive set of health tools to help users track and monitorvarious health conditions. For additional information, please visithttp://www.medhelp.org.
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