Health Plan of Nevada, States Largest Insurance Provider, Now Available Online from eHealthinsurance

Sunnyvale, Calif., May 9, 2001 – eHealthInsurance, the nation’s leading distributor of health insurance to individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that Nevada residents can now visit to research, price and purchase individual and family health insurance plans from the state’s top provider, the Health Plan of Nevada. offers free individual and family plan quotes with the best available prices from all of the leading health insurance companies in Nevada. The Web site also enables consumers to compare each plan’s benefits with those of other available plans and find the plan provider networks that will cover their preferred doctors. Unlike other sites, makes it easy to apply online for coverage and permits the rapid processing of those applications once they are received.

All information is provided in an objective, unbiased manner, and is complemented with the availability of health insurance experts at eHealthInsurance’s Customer Care Center via phone, email or live online chat. The Center services customer questions and needs before, during and after health insurance has been purchased.

“This is an important new opportunity for Health Plan of Nevada,” said Don Giancursio, Vice President of Sales for the Managed Healthcare Division of Sierra Health Services, Inc. “eHealthInsurance enables us to enter and build our presence in today’s online market. This new marketing opportunity will allow us to attract, inform and provide for the millions of Internet users who can now use the Web to address their insurance needs.”

“With the addition of the Health Plan of Nevada, residents now have an online health insurance destination that provides information and purchasing capabilities from the leading health insurance companies in the state,” said Gary Lauer, CEO of eHealthInsurance. “In a time when there are 424,000 uninsured Nevadans, or 21 percent of the state population, we are glad to provide the public with a place where they can learn about health plans and ultimately choose the right ones for themselves and their families.” also provides Nevada residents with information on health insurance plans from UNICARE, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, and Celtic. The company is currently licensed to sell health insurance in states representing 95% of the U.S. population and plans to cover the entire U.S. by the end of 2001.

About eHealthInsurance

Founded in 1997, eHealthInsurance ( 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 leading destination for purchasing health insurance online. It offers the broadest selection of plans from the leading health insurance companies nationwide at the best available prices, and delivers unparalleled customer service through qualified customer service professionals.

eHealthInsurance is funded by Dell Computer, Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners (formerly Weiss, Peck and Greer Venture Partners), QuestMark Partners, L.P. and The Sprout Group (Credit Suisse First Boston). 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. is the service mark of eHealthInsurance Services, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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