SOURCE: GoHealthInsurance


August 22, 2009 12:34 ET

How Health Insurance Agents Make a Health Insurance Exchange Complete

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 22, 2009) - Health reform is on the forefront of everyone's minds. Last month in his weekly address, President Barack Obama touted health insurance "exchanges" which offer Americans a one-stop shopping destination for health coverage.

What the president forgot to mention was that any exchange should provide a complete experience for consumers -- and give shoppers the access to any resources they need to make an informed decision about their health insurance plan.

A truly "complete" health insurance exchange -- such as -- must include a full network of independent health insurance agents to support consumers who need assistance from an expert.

For many, health insurance agents are an essential part of the health insurance shopping process. Agents draw from a wide pool of resources and help clients find an insurance plan that best fits their needs. Using a health insurance agent can all but ensure a shopper can find a personalized and customizable plan. It's important not to forget that agents are trained to help consumers obtain the right health insurance coverage.

Agents are also licensed by the state they operate in, which involves multiple courses and exams regulated by the state government. An agent's license proves that he or she has spent at least a year studying inside and out the policies and specifics of health insurance.

Whether a person wants comprehensive benefits for preventive care services or just needs catastrophic coverage in case of an emergency, an agent can recommend the right plan.

Working with a health insurance agent doesn't come with any hidden fees, either. Regardless of whether you purchase a policy through an agent or directly through an insurance company, your rates will be the same.

Because of its unrivaled network of independent agents combined with instant quoting and "E-application" technology, is the nation's only complete online health insurance exchange.

Consumers can use the health insurance exchange at to get connected with an independent licensed agent, view instant health insurance quotes and apply online for coverage through top insurance companies.

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

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