eHealth, Inc. Announces Appointment of the Honorable Ellen

eHealth, Inc. Announces Appointment of the Honorable Ellen O'Kane
Tauscher as New Independent Director 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/05/12 --   eHealth, Inc.
(NASDAQ: EHTH), the nation's leading online source of health
insurance for individuals, families and small businesses, announced
today that the Honorable Ellen O'Kane Tauscher has been appointed as
an independent director to eHealth's Board of Directors. Ms. Tauscher
will also serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.  
Ms. Tauscher served from January 1997 to June 2009 as a member of the
U.S. House of Representatives from California's 10th Congressional
District in Walnut Creek. While a member of Congress, Ms. Tauscher
served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and most recently as
Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic
Forces. In March 2009, Ms. Tauscher was nominated by President Obama
to serve as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and
International Security Affairs and served from her Senate
confirmation in June 2009 to February 6, 2012, when she retired from
government. Ms. Tauscher returned to the private sector earlier this
year and has provided expert advice to the State Department on arms
control, missile defense and civil nuclear cooperation and joined the
Board of Directors of Invacare Corporation. Prior to serving in
Congress, Ms. Tauscher worked in investment banking and the financial
industry in various roles for Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, Bear
Stearns & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert and as an officer of the
American Stock Exchange. Ms. Tauscher holds a B.S. degree in early
childhood education from Seton Hall University.  
"We are honored to have Ellen join our board," said Gary Lauer, Chief
Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of eHealth.
"As eHealth continues to grow its business, Ellen's public and
private sector experience and expertise will be invaluable." 
About eHealth, Inc.
 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,,
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 (, eHealth is
also a leading provider of health insurance exchange technology.
eHealth Technology'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, (
and through its Medicare website  
Investor Relations Contact:
Kate Sidorovich
VP, Investor Relations
eHealth, Inc.
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