eHealth, Inc. Signs Agent Agreement With CMS

eHealth, Inc. Signs Agent Agreement With CMS 
Agreement Required for Agents and Brokers to Enroll Individuals in
Qualified Health Plans Through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/13 --  eHealth, Inc.
(NASDAQ: EHTH), the nation's leading private online health insurance
exchange for individual and family health insurance, today announced
that it has entered into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CMS) that relates to its ability to enroll
individuals into qualified health plans (QHPs) through the
Federally-Facilitated Health Insurance Exchange ("FFE").  
In July, eHealth signed an agreement with CMS that would allow it to
access certain information from the federal data hub. This access is
necessary for eHealth to act as a web-broker entity (WBE) and use its
website to enroll individuals eligible for Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act subsidies in QHPs through the FFE.  
The new agreement signed by eHealth must be signed by any agent or
broker that wishes to enroll individuals in QHPs through the FFE.
Under the agreement, eHealth pledges to meet registration, training
and licensing requirements established by the FFE. The agreement also
requires eHealth to comply with privacy and security standards and
applicable laws and regulations. eHealth will also need to integrate
with the FFE and implement a QHP shopping experience on its internet
platform before it can enroll people in QHPs as a WBE.  
About eHealth
 eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is the parent company of
eHealthInsurance, the nation's first and largest private 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. 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. 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. For more health
insurance news and information, visit the eHealthMedicare's consumer
blog: blog.eHealthMedicare.com. 
Forward-Looking Statements  
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
statements regarding the Affordable Care Act and related regulations,
the FFE's expected operation of a health insurance exchange, and
eHealth's expectation that it will operate as a WBE. These
forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
indicated in such forward-looking statements, including, but not
limited to, permission for eHealth to enroll individuals into
qualified health plans; eHealth's ability to enroll individuals in
qualified health plans through the FFE; eHealth's ability to satisfy
the conditions and requirements contained in its agreements with CMS
and in applicable laws, regulations and regulatory guidance;
eHealth's development of a compliant web platform incorporating
applicable CMS and regulatory requirements; eHealth's ability to
obtain qualified health plan information from eHealth's health
insurance carrier partners and CMS and incorporate it into its web
platform; eHealth's ability to successfully integrate with the FFE,
the government's readiness to allow enrollment from eHealth through
the FFE and eHealth's ability to timely meet the applicable
requirements and potential changes in laws, regulations and
regulatory guidance. Other risks and uncertainties that can affect
actual results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations" in eHealth's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2012 and most recent Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q, which are on file with the SEC and are 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. All information provided in this
Current Report on Form 8-K is as of the date of its filing, and we
undertake no duty to update this information unless required by law. 
For eHealth, Inc. media inquiries, please contact: 
Brian Mast
eHealth, Inc.
(650) 210-3149
brian.mast@ehealth.com 
Nate Purpura
eHealth, Inc.
(650) 210-3115
nate.purpura@ehealth.com 
For investor inquiries, please contact:
Kate Sidorovich, CFA
Vice President Investor Relations 
650-210-3111
kate.sidorovich@ehealth.com