eHealth Announces Appointment of Lawrence M. Higby as New Independent Director
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/08 -- eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) announcedtoday that Lawrence M. Higby has been appointed as an independent directorto eHealth's Board of Directors.
Mr. Higby has served as the president and chief executive officer of ApriaHealthcare Group Inc., a national provider of home healthcare products andservices, since February 2002. From 1997 until his appointment as chiefexecutive officer in February 2002, Mr. Higby served as Apria's presidentand chief operating officer. Mr. Higby also served as Apria's chiefexecutive officer on an interim basis from January through May 1998. Priorto joining Apria, Mr. Higby served as president and chief operating officerof Unocal's 76 Products Company and group vice president of UnocalCorporation from 1994 to 1997. Prior to Unocal, Mr. Higby held variouspositions with the Times Mirror Company, America's Pharmacy, Inc., adivision of Caremark, Inc., and PepsiCo.
"We are excited to have Larry join our board. His deep experience inhealthcare and in managing strong, publicly-traded companies and visiblebrands will bring a seasoned perspective to our company," said Gary Lauer,Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of eHealth.
Mr. Higby will be replacing Christopher Schaepe, who resigned fromeHealth's Board of Directors effective September 11, 2008. Mr. Schaepeserved as a director since April 1999, and originally joined the company'sboard as a representative of one of eHealth's founding venture capitalinvestors. Mr. Schaepe is now moving on to continue his focus on otherventure-backed companies.
"We also want to thank Chris for his almost ten years of guidance andinsight on our board," said Lauer. "He's been instrumental in thetremendous growth that we have seen as a company and the strong leadershipposition we hold today."
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,www.ehealthinsurance.com, consumers can get quotes from leading healthinsurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchasehealth insurance. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of health plansunderwritten by more than 180 of the nation's leading 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.
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