SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 18, 2001 – eHealthInsurance, the nation’s leading online source for individual, family and small business health insurance, is partnering with JLT Services Corporation (www.jltservices.com), a U.S. subsidiary of international insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, to offer JLT Services Corporation’s customers a broad selection of health insurance products. JLT Services Corporation is one of the largest insurance brokers in the United States for the affinity group market comprised of membership associations, labor unions, financial institutions, trade associations and employer-sponsored firms.
This agreement will provide JLT Services Corporation the ability to offer its affinity group clients access to eHealthInsurance’s broad selection of health insurance products through co-branded Web sites. The co-branded affinity group Web sites will provide members with health insurance research tools, side-by-side health plan comparisons and instant health insurance quotes. In addition, members will have the ability to apply for and purchase health insurance coverage online. A Customer Care Center will be featured on the Web sites where licensed insurance professionals will be available via online chat, email or phone to assist members in making their health insurance decisions.
“Through our alliance with eHealthInsurance, we can offer members an unmatched selection of health insurance products,” said W. Michael Carroll, Chairman and CEO of JLT Services Corporation. “The research tools, health plan comparisons and quoting functionality provided in the affinity group Web sites will enable members to make timely, intelligent health care choices for themselves and their families. eHealthInsurance’s ability to offer health insurance plans nationwide is a key element with this partnership.
JLT Services can now offer our clients the most diverse selection of health insurance products available throughout the country that best fit their needs.”
“Many individuals and small businesses do not know where to go to get affordable health insurance,” said Gary Lauer, CEO of eHealthInsurance. “Through our partnership with JLT Services, individuals and small businesses will now have the opportunity to leverage their association memberships to find a broad choice of health insurance plans at the best rates, getting the right health insurance plans for themselves, their families and their employees.”
In the past, affinity group members purchased health insurance plans, which were endorsed by their group. In most cases, members did not have the option to research the cost, compare the benefits or purchase group health insurance coverage through the Web. This partnership with eHealthInsurance enables JLT Services to provide online access to this kind of information and products.
The eHealthInsurance offering includes online applications for more than 10,000 health plans from more than 100 of the nation’s leading health insurance companies, reaching 98 percent of the U.S. population. A selection of diverse plans available through eHealthInsurance includes Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Celtic, Golden Rule, HealthNet, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, PacifiCare and Unicare.
Founded in 1997, eHealthInsurance (www.ehealthinsurance.com) markets individual, family and small business health insurance and was responsible for the nation’s first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy. The company has become the No. 1 destination for purchasing health insurance online by offering the broadest selection of health insurance companies and plans nationwide at the best available prices, and delivering unparalleled customer service through qualified customer service professionals.
eHealthInsurance is funded by The Sprout Group (Credit Suisse First Boston), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Goldman Sachs, Lightspeed Venture Partners (formerly Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners), QuestMark Partners and Dell Computer. The management team and board include former or current executives of Aetna, Arthur Andersen, Foundation Health, Healtheon, Hewlett Packard, IBM, MetLife, PacifiCare, Silicon Graphics, United Healthcare, Viewpoint Corporation (formerly MetaCreations) and other leading healthcare and technology companies.
About JLT Services Corporation
JLT Services Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of international insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, has offices in New York, Connecticut and Illinois and manages a nationwide client base. It is the U.S. arm of JLT Corporate Risks and Services, the retail division of JLT Group, which is traded on the London stock market.
eHealthInsurance.com is a registered trademark of eHealthInsurance Services, Inc.
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