October 20, 2008 14:13 ET Creates Health Insurance Information Center to Educate Health Plan Shoppers

Online Portal Unveils the Insurance Information Center to Help Shoppers Learn How Health Insurance Works; The Information Center Includes Detailed Articles About Different Kinds of Health Insurance Plans, How to Read a Health Policy, and Many Other Health Insurance Topics

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - GoHealth Insurance ( recently created the Health Insurance Information Center, which is a complete online resource for health insurance information. The Information Center is comprised of a comprehensive collection of articles to help consumers get a better understanding of how health insurance works.

There are already more than 45 million Americans who are uninsured, and businesses offering employees health benefits are becoming rarer seemingly by the day. As a result, the number of people who are looking for health insurance plans in the private market has increased, and will continue to increase, in the foreseeable future.

But in looking for health plan, many aren't sure where to start. And like any big purchase, it pays to be educated about the product you're buying. The Health Insurance Information Center includes a complete course on medical insurance -- and provides tips on how to compare health insurance plans to find the right coverage.

"There's nothing more valuable than the right information when it comes to health insurance," said Clint Jones, CEO of Norvax, Inc., the parent company of "Consumers need access to educational resources to not only help them find a plan, but learn about the ins and outs of health coverage."

Within the Information Center, shoppers can learn about the most common kinds of health insurance plans -- including family health insurance, managed care plans such as HMOs and PPOs, and indemnity Fee-For-Service plans. They can also get the details about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) -- everything from the tax benefits to how they compare to older health savings options.

The Information Center also offers a section for senior citizens. In it, there are helpful articles explaining Medicare Supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Select, and prescription drug coverage.

Health plan shoppers can also take a closer look at how a health policy works. The Information Center breaks down all the different parts of a plan -- such as insurance benefits, health care provider networks, riders, and waiting periods -- into understandable language.

In addition, consumers can get a better idea about what costs to expect from their individual health insurance. They'll be able to learn about copayments, coinsurance, premiums, and deductibles -- and how they're all related.

When shoppers are ready to start looking for their plan, the Information Center provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the insurance finding tools at GoHealth Insurance. You can compare plans by viewing quotes online, getting competitive quotes from local agents, or directly connected with an agent on the phone.

"Our goal is to help anyone looking for health coverage get it. Once consumers feel confident that they have a good idea what kind of plan is right for them, we give them the convenience and ease of our tools to get quotes and compare plans online," explained Norvax President and CTO, Brandon Cruz.

The Health Insurance Information Center can be found at

About GoHealth Insurance makes buying health insurance simple. GoHealth Insurance explains health coverage options in plain English, provides free medical insurance quotes, connects shoppers with local agents, and helps consumers choose plans that meet their health and budget needs.

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