eHealth Delivers Health Insurance Solution for Corporate Retiree Program Beneficiaries

eHealth Delivers Health Insurance Solution for Corporate Retiree Program 
The Company Announces New Focus on Group Retiree Market and
Partnership With Benefits Administrator Empyrean 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 --  eHealth, Inc.
(NASDAQ: EHTH) (, which operates, the nation's first and largest private online
health insurance exchange, today announced that it is providing
solutions for corporate retiree program beneficiaries, offering them
access to a broad selection of Medicare and pre-Medicare health
insurance choices. The move is part of the company's broader strategy
to extend its industry leading ecommerce platform to support private
exchange solutions. 
eHealth recently established a partnership with Empyrean, an HR
technology and services company administering employee benefits for
over 100 companies and 1 million individuals. As a result of this
partnership, Empyrean's client Sabre Holdings, a global travel
technology company, will begin referring retirees to a cobranded
eHealth website where they can purchase individual Medicare insurance
These retirees, many of whom are Medicare-eligible, will have access
to eHealth's large and expanding selection of Medicare Part D
prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare
supplemental plans. eHealth currently offers a diverse range of
Medicare products from dozens of insurers nationwide. Referred
retirees will also have access to eHealth's proprietary prescription
drug coverage comparison tools and eHealth's licensed agents to help
them make the best selection for their personal needs and budget. 
Through eHealth's site, the company provides
business partners with a highly-scalable, industry-leading ecommerce
platform while offering their customers a robust selection of
Medicare pro
ducts and world-class telephonic support from licensed
"eHealth's diverse product offerings allow us to span all of the life
stages of today's health insurance consumer," said eHealth President
and Chief Operating Officer Bill Shaughnessy. "Helping corporate
retirees find the individually-purchased Medicare coverage they need
is a natural extension of eHealth's powerful ecommerce platform and
part of our broader private exchange strategy. Employers can rest
assured knowing their retirees will get the advice and support they
"We're pleased to partner with eHealth," said Doug Hogenmiller, SVP
of Business Development for Empyrean. "They're well established as
the industry leader in the online individual, family and Medicare
health insurance markets. Their powerful online ecommerce platform
and breadth of offerings across all fifty states provides corporate
accounts the choice and versatility they need. eHealth is precisely
the kind of self-service online solution our clients are looking for
to serve the needs of retirement beneficiaries." 
Sabre's Director of Benefits Brent Wolfe added: "It's important to us
that our retirees have access to the Medicare options and other
insurance choices they require to meet their personal and family
needs. When Empyrean introduced us to eHealth's solution, it was a
perfect fit. The broad selection of products and insightful
comparison tools make all the difference for an easy transition to
self-purchased coverage." 
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
Medicare beneficiaries navigate Medicare health insurance options,
choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through ( and
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 and partners; the
implementation of eHealth's relationship with Empyrean and Sabre
Holdings; the company's strategies related to private exchange
expansion and the addition of new solutions to its industry leading
ecommerce platform; the availability of solutions and Medicare
products and support tools to retirees; advice and support to
retirees; availability of Medicare Advantage and Medicare
prescription drug plans from a broad selection of carriers through
eHealth; Empyrean and other individuals and entities using eHealth
solutions for retirees and referral of retirees to eHealth; and the
availability of a new Medicare customer experience for retirees,
including access to 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 and partners; eHealth's ability to provide
additional solutions that will expand its industry leading ecommerce
platform to support private exchange solutions; partners ability to
add its customer base to the corporate retiree program through
eHealth; development and 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 in the retiree and other
contexts; eHealth's ability to maintain its ca
ll centers with
adequate resources and staffing; health insurance carrier and
employer 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 and on the
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at All
information provided 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.  
For media inquiries, please contact:  
Sande Drew
eHealth, Inc.
(916) 207-7674 
Brian Mast
eHealth, Inc. 
(650) 210-3149 
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