Agreement to Benefit Millions of Individual & Family Health Insurance Consumers
Sunnyvale, Calif. – September 5, 2000 – Intuit Insurance Services, Inc. (IIS), the providers of QuickenInsurance SM , the leading insurance marketplace and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), and eHealthInsurance.com (www.ehealthinsurance.com), the number one resource for health insurance online, today announced an exclusive agreement for major medical health insurance that will allow QuickenInsurance customers access to eHealthInsurance’s research, quote comparison and application network.
Under the agreement, QuickenInsurance customers can find and buy individual, family and small group major medical health insurance from eHealthInsurance’s wide selection of leading insurers, plans and ancillary product lines.
“Our mission is to provide customers with the best experience in researching, comparing and purchasing health insurance. By joining forces with QuickenInsurance, we are continuing to set the standard in helping individuals and families find and buy the right health insurance,” said Gary Lauer, CEO of eHealthInsurance. “This agreement, demonstrates our continued commitment to being the foremost health insurance resource on the Web.”
“We are excited to welcome eHealthInsurance to the QuickenInsurance family,” said Steven Aldrich, President and General Manager of QuickenInsurance. “eHealthInsurance stood as the leader in our search for the best solution to providing individual, family and small group major medical health insurance to our customers. This alliance allows our customers to make more informed decisions for themselves.”
eHealthInsurance.com is the leading place to learn about, compare and buy the best individual, family or group medical insurance plan from a wide variety of the nation’s leading carriers. Customers can easily compare the various benefits of each plan and learn if their doctors are included in the plan’s provider network. In contrast to other sites, eHealthInsurance.com directly facilitates the entry of applications online, provides rapid and electronic processing of applications with carriers, and delivers unparalleled customer service through its qualified agents.
Founded in 1997, eHealthInsurance Services, Inc., (www.ehealthinsurance.com) markets individual, family and small group health insurance and was responsible for the nation’s first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy.
eHealthInsurance is funded by Dell Computer, Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette (The Sprout Group), and Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners. The management team and board include former or current executives of Healtheon, PacifiCare, Foundation Health, Aetna, United Healthcare, IBM, MetaCreations, MetLife and other companies in the field.
QuickenInsurance (www.QuickenInsurance.com) is the leading insurance service Web site on the Internet, offering real-time, online and term life and auto insurance quotes, complete with multiple payment options. The site, which was named the top insurance aggregator by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in 1999, and the number one online insurance firm by Gomez Advisors in the Spring and Summer of 2000, also features a library of educational material to assist consumers in learning more about insurance, as well as interactive insurance planning tools and information from independent experts.
QuickenInsurance is part of Quicken.com (www.Quicken.com), which provides individuals with information and software tools to help them make better financial decisions.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is the leader in e-finance, including financial software and Web-based services. Intuit develops and markets Quicken?, the leading personal finance software; TurboTax, the best-selling personal tax preparation software; and QuickBooks, the most popular small business accounting software. Intuit’s Quicken.com Web site (www.Quicken.com) is a leading financial Web site, offering a comprehensive set of financial news, information and tools, including insurance, mortgage, investment and tax preparation services. Intuit’s products and services enable individuals, small businesses and financial professionals to better manage their financial lives and businesses.
eHealthInsurance.com is the service mark of eHealthInsurance Services, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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