MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2017--
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH), which operates eHealth.com,
a leading private online health insurance exchange, announced today that
it has entered into a partnership with Union Plus, a program operated by
Union Privilege, the member benefits arm of the AFL-CIO, America's
largest labor federation with over 55 affiliated unions representing
approximately 12.5 million members and retirees.
Through this partnership, eHealth will provide a Medicare insurance
exchange online at www.unionplusmedicare.com
and by phone at 888-680-4770. Through these channels, eHealth will
distribute Medicare insurance products to members and retirees of the
AFL-CIO-affiliated unions that elect to participate in the Union Plus
Retiree Health Insurance program.
Union Plus Retiree Health Insurance aims to improve retiree healthcare
for its members so that they have more coverage options.
“Union Plus is committed to educating retiring and retired members about
the Medicare options that are available to them,” Union Plus CEO Mitch
Stevens said. “We selected eHealth because of their ability to offer a
wide range of products nationwide and to help members find and purchase
the Medicare coverage that best fits their needs and financial
Union Plus selected eHealth following a robust search and RFP process
that involved more than a dozen insurance carriers and healthcare
exchanges. eHealth was selected to manage the Union Plus Retiree Health
Insurance program because of eHealth’s range of products and its
excellent customer support.
eHealth’s national private health insurance exchange has offered
assistance to millions of Americans seeking Medicare health coverage
since 2009. eHealth’s unique blend of educational resources, online
comparison tools, and highly rated customer care teams provide a
uniquely comprehensive service offering available to help
Medicare-eligible persons navigate their Medicare health insurance
options and choose the right plan.
The partnership is designed to give union members and retirees access to
eHealth’s world-class, U.S.-based customer care team (which consistently
earns a Net Promoter Score above 70), as well as eHealth’s online plan
comparison tools to help them choose from the massive inventory of
Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D prescription
drug plans available through eHealthMedicare.com.
“The leadership team at Union Plus repeatedly stressed their desire to
provide comprehensive customer service and support to working people,”
said Scott Flanders, eHealth CEO. “Our over 200 licensed agents and
support team members consistently lead the industry in customer
satisfaction. Only 7% of Medicare shoppers are enrolled in the Medicare
prescription drug insurance that provides them with the lowest
out-of-pocket costs for their prescription drugs, according to eHealth’s recent
analysis. All too often this occurs because people just don’t know
they have the ability to switch plans, or they believe that the process
is too complicated. We’re excited to use our technology and talented
customer care team to make it easy for union members and retirees to
review their benefit options and enroll in the coverage on our platform
that best meets their needs at the lowest cost available.”
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking
statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These include statements regarding eHealth’s partnership
with Union Plus to provide a Medicare insurance exchange and distribute
Medicare insurance products. These forward-looking statements are
inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including
risks associated with the performance and duration of such partnership,
eHealth’s ability to enroll, service and retain members from such
partnership and other factors that could cause operating, financial and
other results to differ, which are described in eHealth’s most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and available on the investor relations page of eHealth’s
website at http://www.ehealthinsurance.com and
on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
eHealth undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement
to conform to actual results or changes in intentions or expectations.
About Union Plus
Union Plus is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO, America’s
largest labor federation, in 1986 to provide voluntary consumer benefit
programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their
families of its 55 affiliated unions that represent 12.5 million working
men and women. Union Plus offers a wide-range of programs, including
credit cards, home mortgages, discounts on wireless service, insurance
protection, and travel, recreation and entertainment discounts.
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) owns eHealth.com, a
leading private online health insurance exchange where individuals,
families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from
leading insurers side by side and purchase and enroll in coverage
online. eHealth offers thousands of individual, family and small
business health plans underwritten by many of the nation's leading
health insurance companies. eHealth (through its subsidiaries) is
licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of
Columbia. eHealth also offers educational resources and powerful online
and pharmacy-based tools to help Medicare beneficiaries
navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and
enroll in select plans online through Medicare.com (www.Medicare.com),
and PlanPrescriber.com (www.PlanPrescriber.com).
For more health insurance news and information, visit eHealth's Consumer
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