69% of Health Insurance Enrollees Do Not Understand How Their Coverage Works for Coronavirus (COVID-19), eHealth Survey Finds
A similar figure (64%) say they could not afford to pay out their full annual deductible if hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus.
"Health insurance enrollees may find some comfort in knowing that the new coronavirus is covered much like any other illness by their major medical health plan," said eHealth CEO
Additional highlights from eHealth's survey:
- Responses to the coronavirus crisis illustrate political divides: 34% of likely Republican voters say they are not concerned about coronavirus, compared to 13% of likely Democratic voters. Similarly, 38% of likely Republican voters express high confidence in the government's response, compared to 6% of likely Democratic voters.
- The college educated and affluent are better able to make lifestyle adjustments in the face of coronavirus: 52% of college graduates and 60% of those with incomes of
$100,000to $150,000say they have a job allowing them work from home, compared to 19% of those with a high school education and 36% of those earning less than $25,000per year.
"For more than twenty years eHealth has been dedicated to bringing people peace of mind in the face of uncertain future medical expenses, and our hearts go out to all of those directly impacted by the coronavirus, especially the elderly and more vulnerable," said
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eHealth's findings are based on a voluntary survey of consumers age 18 to 64 who enrolled in individual and family health insurance plans purchased through eHealth. The survey was conducted
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