eHealth, Inc. Addresses States, Industry at 2012 Health Insurance Exchange Summit
January 26, 2012
eHealth Government Systems President Discusses Challenges, Opportunities in New World of Exchanges
Mountain View, CA, Sam Gibbs, president of eHealth Government Systems, a subsidiary of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) , joined a distinguished list of state leaders and industry executives at the 2012 Health Insurance Exchange Summit in Las Vegas today. Gibbs and other guests discussed successful strategies for health plans and states as they begin tackling the task of developing state health insurance exchanges.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 calls for state governments to deploy online health insurance exchanges in 2014 or to opt-in to a Federal exchange. These exchanges are meant to make health insurance more accessible to consumers by allowing consumers to receive quotes, compare, and enroll in the individual and small business health insurance plans of their choice. While exchanges are set to roll out in 2014, states must make their health insurance exchange operational and ready for a federal certification process beforehand. Gibbs will discuss the different options states face as the deadline quickly approaches.
Over the course of the past 12 years, eHealth has pioneered online health insurance comparison and enrollment platforms that have helped insure over 2 million Americans nationwide. Through the company’s eHealth Technology and eHealth Government Systems groups, eHealth has been a leading provider of exchange and e-commerce technology platforms for health insurance carriers, brokers, agents and state and federal governments.
WHAT: 2012 Health Insurance Exchange Summit
WHERE: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
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