Company Signs Web-Broker Entity Agreement With the United States Government to Help Millions of Americans Determine Their Subsidies and Enroll Into Health Insurance Plans
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 1, 2013) – Getinsured.com, a leading online health insurance marketplace, announced today that it has signed an agreement with The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that makes it possible for millions of consumers across 35 states to enroll in subsidized health insurance plans at Getinsured.com.
The Web-broker Entity (WBE) agreement enables connectivity between Getinsured.com and the federal government’s online marketplace, known as the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), for the purpose of determining consumer eligibility for tax subsidies to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, the agreement allows consumers to enroll in federally subsidized health plans from Getinsured.com.
“We are delighted to announce this agreement with CMS because it makes it vastly easier for Americans to find affordable health insurance options,” said Chini Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer of Getinsured.com. “Our core mission has always been to help our consumers find affordable, high-quality health insurance. A recent study by Enroll America shows 77% of the uninsured population cites cost as a barrier to purchasing health insurance and 72% lack awareness of new services and assistance available to help them purchase insurance. This agreement with CMS enables Getinsured to help consumers realize these subsidies and enroll in the right health plan.”
“There is much work ahead. We are now launching a campaign to pursue similar agreements with the 15 states and the District of Columbia that have opted for state-based Exchanges. Establishing partnerships with those states will ensure our ability to service our consumers regardless of where they are located in the country.”
Open enrollment for subsidized health insurance begins on October 1, 2013 and over 26 million new consumers will enter the market. Getinsured.com will play a leading role in servicing these consumers online and over the phone with licensed call center representatives in its Marietta, GA and Phoenix, AZ facilities.
Getinsured.com is the leading online health insurance marketplace, combining modern technology and customer service capabilities to make health insurance shopping easy and efficient. Since its founding in 2005, Getinsured.com has helped millions of individuals and families find the right health insurance plan for their needs and budget.
Getinsured.com also provides state governments with technology solutions for the enablement of state-based health insurance exchanges, including health insurance exchange contracts in California and New Mexico.