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GoHealthInsurance

February 12, 2015 06:00 ET

GoHealth Teams Up With Walgreens to Connect Part-Time Employees With Affordable Healthcare Coverage Options and Enrollment Resources Through Private Insurance Exchange

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2015) - GoHealth, the nation's leading online exchange for individuals and families to compare and shop for health insurance, announces today that Walgreens part-time employees across the country are able to enroll in health insurance through GoHealth's online marketplace. While Walgreens continues to provide employer-sponsored health insurance coverage to more than 170,000 full-time employees (those working more than 30 hours per week) and their dependents, the company is collaborating with GoHealth to provide its part-time employees with support in selecting a health insurance plan. The exchange provides access to easy-to-use comparison software, free licensed insurance advisors, plan recommendations, and a wide variety of health insurance options.

The agreement is part of GoHealth's strategy to extend its leading enrollment platform to the growing number of employers seeking a private health insurance exchange solution.

"We are excited to be working with Walgreens to connect its part-time employees with insurance coverage," said Clint Jones, CEO of GoHealth. "Many employees are unaware that they may be eligible for financial assistance and Marketplace health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Our goal is to make sure they have the support and information they need in order to select a plan that's right for them."

Under the Affordable Care Act, some Walgreens part-time employees may be eligible for financial assistance to buy individual or family health insurance. As a Web-Broker partner of the federal government, GoHealth is capable of estimating financial assistance amounts and enrolling people in subsidized health insurance directly through the GoHealth Marketplace.

"Employer health benefits are on the cusp of a major transition, and organizations are looking for solutions that give employees greater control over their health insurance decisions. Walgreens is one of many companies we're working with who are ahead of the health insurance consumerism trend," said Brandon Cruz, President of GoHealth.

Walgreens part-time employees can access the GoHealth Marketplace at GoHealthInsurance.com/Walgreens.

About GoHealth:
GoHealth is a Chicago-based company that powers GoHealthInsurance.com, a private health insurance marketplace that has helped more than 30 million consumers shop for coverage. With world-class technology and a team of licensed insurance advisors, GoHealth helps individuals and families obtain the right health insurance coverage. Working with 300 health insurance companies, GoHealth enables consumers to easily compare and shop for a variety of brand-name health plans. GoHealth provides plan recommendations and enrollment support by phone and online at no cost to consumers. In 2013, the GoHealth Marketplace became the first private exchange to enroll consumers in subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to powering a private marketplace, GoHealth licenses technology solutions and provides business process outsourcing services related to individual health insurance. GoHealth was founded in 2001. For more information visit GoHealthInsurance.com, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GoHealthDotCom and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gohealthinsurance.

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