SOURCE: eHealth, Inc.

eHealth, Inc.

June 22, 2009 08:00 ET

Massachusetts Health Insurance Provider Fallon Community Health Plan Partners With eHealthInsurance

Health Insurance Provider Connects Massachusetts Residents to Coverage Through Leading Online Health Insurance Marketplace

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), parent company of eHealthInsurance, today announced that it is entering the retail health insurance market in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by offering 16 individual and family health insurance plans from Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) on its retail site.

The individual and family health insurance plans from FCHP are the first health insurance products to be made available in Massachusetts through eHealthInsurance.com and are now currently available on the site. Residents of Massachusetts can also apply for health insurance from FCHP through the Worcester, Mass.-based company's website, by contacting a local agent or broker, and through the Massachusetts Health Connector.

FCHP offers a range of Massachusetts health insurance plans for purchase. Customers have the ability to select from one of two networks of doctors and hospitals where they can receive care. FCHP members receive many unique benefits and services, including a one-of-a-kind fitness reimbursement program that provides families up to $400 for healthy activities (up to $200 for individuals); $0 copayments for routine physicals and well-child care; preventive dental coverage and eye exams; free 24/7 access to health care professionals by phone or Web; free smoking cessation program; and free prenatal vitamins, car seat and other "little extras" for expectant parents.

"By partnering with eHealth, we're making it even easier for individuals to find health care coverage with Fallon Community Health Plan that fits their needs," said W. Patrick Hughes, Division President of Health Plan Operations, FCHP. "It's a great way to give Massachusetts residents even more options to shop for and purchase health insurance."

"The Commonwealth of Massachusetts continues to be an innovator in the way it makes a range of health insurance options available to its residents. eHealth is pleased to now be playing a role in connecting residents to health coverage in this market," said Gary Lauer, eHealth President and CEO. "In doing so, it is important to partner with a seasoned, high-quality provider like Fallon Community Health Plan that recognizes the value in providing residents of the commonwealth multiple paths to health coverage."

About Fallon Community Health Plan

Founded in 1977, Fallon Community Health Plan is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization. From traditional health insurance products for all populations, to innovative health care programs and services for seniors, FCHP supports the diverse and changing needs of all those it serves. FCHP has consistently ranked among the nation's top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded "Excellent" accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fchp.org.

About eHealth, Inc.:

eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, the nation's leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Through the company's website, http://www.ehealthinsurance.com, consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation's health insurance companies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. eHealthInsurance and eHealth are registered trademarks of eHealthInsurance Services, Inc.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries, please contact:
    Brian Mast
    Director of Public Relations
    eHealth, Inc.
    (650) 210-3149
    brian.mast@ehealth.com

    Christine Cassidy
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Fallon Community Health Plan
    (508) 368-9502
    christine.cassidy@fchp.org