eHealthMedicare Begins Medicare's AEP With Substantial Increase in Available Insurance Products & Support Tools

eHealthMedicare Begins Medicare's AEP With Substantial Increase in Available 
Insurance Products & Support Tools 
Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans Available for Enrollment Grows
Significantly 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 --  eHealth, Inc.
(NASDAQ: EHTH), which operates eHealthMedicare.com, one of the
nation's leading private online marketplaces for private Medicare
health insurance products, will begin Medicare's 2014 Annual Election
Period (AEP -- also often referred to as Medicare's Annual Enrollment
Period) with a substantial increase in the number of products and
customer support tools available to customers as compared to AEP in
2013.  
New Products - Medicare Advantage
 eHealthMedicare will have Medicare
Advantage (MA) plans available for enrollment from many of the
largest national and regional insurers across all fifty states and
the District of Columbia (not all plans available in all states,
subject to each carriers terms and conditions). New and existing
insurers offering Medicare Advantage products through eHealth during
the 2014 AEP include: 
Aetna
Anthem 
Blue Shield of California
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Illinois
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
 Blue Cross Blue Shield
of New Mexico
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
 Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Texas
Cigna-HealthSpring 
Coventry 
Fallon 
Group Health Cooperative 
Health Net
 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana 
Medica 
PacificSource 
Premera Blue Cross
 Priority Health 
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
 SCAN Health Plan
 UnitedHealthcare  
The insurers listed in the table above represent only those with
Medicare Advantage products available for enrollment, online or over
the phone, through eHealth as of October 15, 2013. Additional
insurers may have plans available for enrollment through eHealth at a
later date, during the 2014 Annual Election Period. 
New Products - Stand-Alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans 
eHealthMedicare will also have Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
(PDPs) available for enrollment from many of the largest national and
regional insurers across all fifty states and the District of
Columbia (not all plans available in all states, subject to each
carriers terms and conditions). New and existing insurers offering
Medicare PDPs through eHealth during the 2014 AEP include:  
Aetna
Anthem 
Blue Shield of California
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Illinois
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
 Blue Cross Blue Shield
of New Mexico
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
 Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Texas
Cigna 
Coventry 
Fallon 
Health Net
 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana 
Priority Health
 Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield 
UnitedHealthcare  
New Plan Comparison Tools
 eHealth customers shopping for and
comparing their coverage at eHealth's Medicare-focused websites,
eHealthMedicare.com and PlanPrescriber.com, will enjoy a new customer
experience that makes it easier to compare plans and specific
benefits in an easy-to-read, side-by-side format.  
New Plan-Comparison Features: 


 
--  MA Out-of-Pocket Costs: eHealth now makes it easy to compare
    co-payments and cost-sharing for important benefits like in-patient
    and out-patient care at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
--  MA Costs & Benefits for Supplemental Coverage: eHealth now enables
    customers to easily review and compare costs and coverage for
    supplemental benefits included in Medicare Advantage plans, including
    dental care, hearing services, vision services, chiropractic care and
    mental health coverage (where available).
--  MA & PDP Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs: eHealth now provides
    simple comparisons of the co-payments charged by different plans for
    generic prescription drugs and brand-name prescription drugs in each
    tier (Tier 1 through Tier 5 or 6, including Specialty Drug Tiers -
    when applicable).
--  MA & PDP Cost-Sharing for Mail Order Prescription Drugs: eHealth
    now makes it easier to compare what plans charge for prescription
    drugs ordered through the mail.

  
Prescription Drug Plan Comparison Tools
 eHealthMedicare.com and
PlanPrescriber.com will continue to feature eHealth's prescription
drug coverage comparison tool. Research from eHealth published on
September 18, 2013 found that consumers who enter the specific
prescription drugs and dosages they're taking into the tool, as well
as the name of the plan they're currently enrolled in, could save
over $600 a year, on average, in out-of-pocket prescription drug
costs by switching to a lower-cost Medicare Advantage plan or
stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.  
About eHealth
 eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) operates
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 200 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 Medicare
website eHealthMedicare.com (www.eHealthMedicare.com). Medicare plan
comparison tools from eHealth are also available at
PlanPrescriber.com (www.PlanPrescriber.com). 
For more health insurance news and information, visit the eHealth
consumer blog: Get Smart - Get Covered. 
Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements, including statements regarding eHealth's
relationships with insurance carriers; availability of Medicare
products and support tools; availability of Medicare Advantage and
Medicare prescription drug plans from particular carriers through
eHealth; the expected addition of more Medicare Advantage plans
during AEP; and the availability of a new Medicare product customer
experience, including a new customer experience, comparison tools and
features. 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, eHealth's ability to maintain its relationships
with health insurance carriers; receipt of approval of eHealth's
websites and platform from health insurance carriers and the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); compliance with, and
potential changes to, laws, regulations and rules relating to
eHealth's sale of Medicare related insurance products; health
insurance carrier compliance with laws, regulations and rules; and
risks relating to availability of eHealth's websites and platform.
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 prov
ided in this
press release is as of the date of this press release, and we
undertake no duty to update this information unless required by law.
In addition, the discussion of aspects of the Affordable Care Act and
related regulations are merely summaries, are not complete and are
qualified by reference to the Affordable Care Act. 
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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  
Kate Sidorovich, CFA
Vice President Investor Relations 
650-210-3111
Kate.sidorovich@ehealth.com 
 
 
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