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eHealth, Inc., understands the need consumers and policymakers to have solid, detailed information about the health insurance industry, and specifically, the individual and family health insurance market. There is an ongoing need for improved public and private programs to help Americans gain access to quality healthcare. Therefore, eHealth works to make a contribution to these discussions by providing research and insight into consumers who purchase their health coverage on the individual and family health insurance market.


The Cost of Comprehensive Health Benefits
March 18, 2013

The Cost of Comprehensive Health Benefits

The purpose of this addendum to eHealth, Inc.’s November 2012 ‘Cost and Benefits of Individual Emergency Services; Prescription Drugs; Chiropractic; Maternity; OB/GYN; Periodic Exams; and Well Baby care. This new addendum report looks at the cost of just those plans surveyed that cover all eight benefits: approximately 30,000 individual plans purchased across 32 states through eHealthInsurance.com, with coverage active in February of 2012.
November 13, 2012 | Categories: Co-Sponsored Reports

eHealth and AgingCare.com Caregiver Survey

About one-third of adults who provide unpaid care for their elderly parents say they’ll have to use their own retirement savings to help their parents financially. Even more - forty-one percent (41%) - support their parents financially each month, helping with a range of expenses, including food, gas, housing, prescription drugs and medical care. And while the majority of respondents (89%) care for someone on Medicare, forty-four percent (44%) of these caregivers don’t understand important components of the program. These findings are part of a new survey of adult members of AgingCare (www.AgingCare.com), an online community for people caring for elderly parents. The survey was conducted by eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), America's first and largest private health insurance exchange, and parent company of PlanPrescriber (www.PlanPrescriber.com) and eHealthMedicare (www.eHealthMedicare.com).
October 15, 2012 | Categories: Company-issued Reports, PlanPrescriber, eHealthMedicare

2013 Medicare Advantage Plan Landscape Data Summary

The objective of this report is to provide a nationwide perspective on important cost and benefit trends in the Medicare Advantage plan market. The goal of this report is to aggregate publically available data into a form that helps consumers identify important plan benefits and make informed decisions prior to selecting a Medicare Advantage plan. The challenge for Medicare beneficiaries and their advisors is to choose a plan that fits their current needs, and that is flexible enough to cover unexpected costs in the coming year. The data provided in PlanPrescriber’s Medicare Advantage Landscape Data Highlight report is a high-level national and state-by-state review of available Medicare Advantage plans, as provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through its Landscape Data files.
September 18, 2012 | Categories: eHealthMedicare, <unknown>, PlanPrescriber

eHealth Baby Boomer Survey 2012

Myth #1: Medicare works just like regular health insurance – 40% knew this was a myth. Myth #2: Medicare is free – 70% knew this was a myth. Myth #3: A person can enroll in Medicare any time after they’re 65, without penalty – 23% knew this was a myth. • Myth #4: Medicare covers everything – 81% knew this was a myth.
September 17, 2012 | Categories: Company-issued Reports, <unknown>, PlanPrescriber, eHealthMedicare

2011-2012 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Beneficiary Choice & Impact Study

Less than five percent (5%) of customers were in the Medicare prescription drug plan with the lowest total out of pocket costs available to them, according to an analysis of more than 12,000 user sessions that occurred on PlanPrescriber.com during the 2012 Medicare Annual Enrollment period. The same analysis, released today by PlanPrescriber (www.planprescriber.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), found that twenty-four percent (24%) of customers were in the Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan with the lowest total out of pocket costs available to them.
July 23, 2012 | Categories: Company-issued Reports, Consumer Advice, <unknown>, Cost and Benefits

The Cost and Benefits of Short-Term Health Insurance

How much does short-term health insurance cost? Individually purchased short-term health insurance policies differ from major medical health insurance in a number of ways. Short-term health insurance policies are optimal for individuals and families in transition who are confident they’ll have access to major medical health insurance within six to twelve months.
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