In Honor of Those Who Have Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sunnyvale, Calif. and Alexandria, Va. – August 25, 2003 – In support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans and American men and women deployed in the U.S. Armed Forces around the world, eHealthInsurance, the nation’s leading online source for individual, family and small business health insurance, and The Veterans Corporation are providing an assistance program for Veterans to help them save money on health care while they re-establish civilian health insurance coverage. Honoring those who have served and continue to serve in Iraq, the first 1000 Veterans who buy an eHealth Savings Card from The Veterans Corporation website at www.veteranscorp.org will have access for themselves and their immediate family to its discounts and services at 50 percent off the retail price for up to six months.
Many of the estimated 100,000 returning Reservists and National Guard members and their family members may experience a lapse in medical care from their military coverage to civilian coverage. The goal of this program is to help reduce Veterans’ financial exposure during this time by giving them access to excellent discounts on civilian medical services until they secure health insurance coverage.
“Many of the servicemen and women serving in Iraq are coming back to an environment where they may be without health insurance for a time,” said retired Army Maj. Gen. Chuck Henry, president and CEO of The Veterans Corporation. “In assisting their transition, we also hope to expose them to the other programs The Veterans Corporation has in place for Veteran-owned small businesses.”
The eHealth Savings Cards are non-insurance products from eHealthInsurance, which also gives Veterans Corporation members access to over 4000 health insurance products nationwide. eHealth Savings Cards provide consumers with discounts of up to 60 percent at over 400,000 healthcare providers around the country, including physicians, dentists, vision care specialists and pharmacies. Veterans who participate in this program through The Veterans Corporation can choose the one card that best meets their needs from the four eHealth Savings Cards that are available – Dental, Pharmacy (which also includes vision services), Health Savings (which includes pharmacy, dental and vision services) and Medical Savings (which includes pharmacy, dental, vision and physician services.)
“The eHealth Savings Cards will give Veterans financial relief from many health-related services they need to access before their regular health insurance kicks back in,” Gary Lauer, CEO of eHealthInsurance said. “We are pleased to be able to honor these American heroes who were involved with the conflict in Iraq by easing their transition back into civilian life.”
Since its founding in 1997, eHealthInsurance, Inc. (www.eHealthInsurance.com) has become the nation’s leading source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. The company or its officers are licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states, reaching about 98 percent of the U.S. population. eHealthInsurance offers more than 4,000 health plans underwritten by more than 140 of the nation’s leading health insurance companies. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and has a customer care team of over 100 representatives and licensed professionals.
In addition to major medical health insurance, eHealthInsurance markets short-term, dental, student, travel, and Medicare supplemental insurance. The company also offers the industry’s leading non-insurance savings products for dental, vision, pharmacy, and physician access, called eHealthCard.
About The Veterans Corporation
The Veterans Corporation provides Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans with the tools they need to start and expand successful businesses, including:
Access to entrepreneurial training and networking
Access to markets
Access to capital and services
No other public or private organization provides this specific assistance to the nationwide Veteran small business community. The National Veterans Business Development Veterans Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was created in 1999 by Public Law 106-50, which also set a 3 percent goal for Service Disabled Veteran-owned businesses in federal procurement.
The Veterans Corporation serves all Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve, some 24 million strong, as well as active duty military personnel preparing to leave the service.
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