Consumers can now utilize their mobile device or tablet to get information about insurance plans marketed by HealthMarkets
DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX – January 29, 2014 – HealthMarkets Insurance Agency (“HealthMarkets”), one of the nation’s largest health insurance agencies, today announced the launch of its innovative online quoting tool that is one of the first of its kind to be optimized for mobile-phone browsers. The new tool, now available at HealthMarkets.com, provides consumers with real-time quotes representing an estimate of the premiums for health insurance plans offered on the site, and includes in that calculation an estimate of any government subsidies that the consumer may be eligible to receive.
“HealthMarkets is devoted to providing consumers with the most convenient health insurance shopping experience,” said Ken Fasola, President and CEO of HealthMarkets. “With consumers increasingly on the go, we believe it is critical to provide them with the kind of information they need to find affordable health insurance using their phone, tablet or desktop computer.” Fasola continued, “With a superior online quoting experience at HealthMarkets.com, customer phone support 24 hours a day, and a dedicated field force with over 3,000 local health insurance agents, HealthMarkets can provide the talent and tools necessary to help consumers compare health plans online, over the phone and face-to-face.”
Quoting is available across 44 states with 3,000 health plans from more than 200 different insurance companies, enabling HealthMarkets.com to offer one of the broadest selections of health insurance plans using a private consumer website. Quotes include an estimated subsidy calculation for eligible consumers based on the income figures they input so they can obtain more accurate prices on available qualified health plans. “This is just one more step we’ve taken to improve how consumers shop for and compare health insurance plans. Across all individual lines of business, we have sold over 2 million policies over the past three years. With the addition of the federal Web-Broker Entity (WBE) designation, we intend to provide enhanced solutions for consumers looking to shop for, and enroll in, subsidy-eligible health insurance plans,” Fasola added.
Purchasing health insurance can be an immensely personal and complex process. With all of the complexity, HealthMarkets is seeing an increase in demand for expert advice to offer solutions for consumers who don’t want to “go it alone”. By using the services of a licensed health insurance agency such as HealthMarkets, consumers are guided through the process, better enabling them to make decisions about the affordable individual health insurance options that work best for them. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consumers have until March 31, 2014 to enroll in a qualified health plan. HealthMarkets can help consumers enroll in plans that are on the federal or their state government’s health insurance exchange, in addition to health plans not available on those exchanges.
For more information, visit www.HealthMarkets.com, or to talk with a licensed representative by dialing 800-827-9990.
About HealthMarkets Insurance Agency HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of HealthMarkets, Inc., is the d/b/a or assumed name of Insphere Insurance Solutions, Inc., which is a licensed insurance agency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. HealthMarkets offers consumers a convenient shopping experience for Medicare, health insurance and other related insurance products. HealthMarkets represents over 200 nationally-recognized insurance carriers and offers consumers the option of comparing health and Medicare plans online at HealthMarkets.com, over the phone at 800-827-9990 and face-to-face with over 3,000 dedicated local insurance agents across the country.
Media Contact: Michael Z. Stahl (817)255-5200 / [email protected]
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