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Online health insurance broker eHealth has partnered with IHC Group and SASid Insurance Development to offer new medical insurance packages for customers who cannot afford major medical plans meeting the benefit standards of the Affordable Care Act (the ACA or Obamacare).
These packages will be available in 39 states and the District of Columbia and provide a single point of service when policy holders need to use their benefits. In another 5 states, eHealth will offer medical insurance packages that combine benefits from multiple insurance companies.
The new medical insurance packages will be available during the ACA’s open enrollment period for 2018, which is scheduled to begin November 1, 2017.
The company stated that the new packages were developed to offer a more affordable alternative to major medical health insurance to people who cannot afford Obamacare.
"We created these packages in response to pleas from our customers," said eHealth CEO Scott Flanders. "Every day, people call our customer care center and ask for help putting together a package of benefits they can actually afford."
Flanders added: "We have a great selection of products they can put together on their own, but that's a cumbersome process – and when they need to use their coverage, coordinating the benefits can be a hassle. Our new packages are designed to make medical coverage both affordable and easy to use."
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