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  • Online Health Insurance Shopping with Quick Approval

    Mar 23, 2010 by Bryan_Carey is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Personal Finance
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy searching and comparing; Fast service
    Cons: Prices are only estimates; Some products cannot be searched

    Summary: Are you in the market for health insurance? You might need to be after the political changes that have taken place in the past couple of days. If you are in the market for a brand new health insurance policy or an improved policy from your existing ... read more

  • Go somewhere else

    Sep 5, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: for me? everything, screw them

    Summary: They're worthless. I explained my question so that a 5 year old could answer, and they still used my bank account for my initial payment instead of my CC. Won't change it either. So obv their reps suck and don't know what they're doing or they're liars. ... read more

  • wish more websites were like this.

    Apr 17, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review

    Summary: Ehealthinsurance is a broker for many types of insurance and many different providers. I found them by recommendation about a year ago, and since then, have recommended it to each person I know, no matter what their needs.  If you are interested in ... read more

  • Worthless

    Aug 15, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: Expensive waste of time

    Summary: I spent $1500 over 3 years and received less than $150 in benefits If I had put the money into a savings account I could at least have paid for one of the crowns I had to have this year I cannot see how this is anything other than a con pure and ... read more

  • Useful for quick comparison

    Sep 30, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great tool to compare policies and rates.
    Cons: Adding a middleman that doesn't share all the details with you

    Summary: I used the site and applied online. I was a little a little nervous when it prompted me for payment information but then took 3 days to send me an email confirming that my info/app had been received. On that third day, I missed a phone call from ... read more

  • Use if your don't actually NEED Health insurance

    Jan 8, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: easy to shop with, ridiculous to actually buy.
    Cons: Everything!!!

    Summary: WARNING:  Do not use Ehealth unless you don't need to be covered for 30-60 days or more. I have been trying to obtain health insurane through ehealth for over one month now.  They originally said it would be completed and I would be insured in ... read more

  • Use it for the info ONLY

    Jun 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice website for searching out insurance options by location and age.
    Cons: Worthless as a real broker. Lousy customer service.

    Summary: This site seems like a great idea - and really that's what you should use it for - to get an idea of your health insurance options are. Then contact a REAL broker when you've narrowed your list to 3 to 5 likely candidates so the broker can help you with ... read more

  • Re: Read with some caution

    Oct 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to search
    Cons: Your mileage will vary! This is individual insurance, not group insurance.

    Summary: To the dude/dudette who wrote the review "read negative reviews with some caution": You haven't used the services of eHealthInsurance, haven't filled out an application form, haven't got insurance through them and yet you rate them 5 stars? I have ... read more

  • Terrible phone representatives & service

    Jan 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well designed Website.
    Cons: Bad organization, useless live representatives, no desire to help, useless advertising practices.

    Summary: I was shopping for health insurance plan for my fiancée who just came from a foreign country. I found a plan and filled and application on their website that stated that the application should be mailed to me for signature. After receiving an ... read more

  • As long as ....

    Sep 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to apply for coverage
    Cons: Oh the cons...there are a lot more than the 15 word max

    Summary: Ehealth is great to compare basic rates of various insurance companies. That's about it. Just because you get an initial quote for coverage does not mean that will be your premium. I was approved for 3x's the initial quote because of my migraines. ... read more

  • After 2 months, still no coverage

    Nov 6, 2003 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Easy to compare rates
    Cons: Customer service is awful. Any problems and you are doomed.

    Summary: After leaving my company of 19 years, I had to find health insurance for my husband and me. The eHealthInsurance site was very robust regarding the different plans. however, once we sent in our applications, it was as if they didn't care about us anymore ... read more

  • Looks easy, don't be fooled

    Mar 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use forms on website
    Cons: Very poor customer service, very poor results, long delays in processing

    Summary: Seems to make applying for Health insurance easy. However, after completing the application, the "underwriting process" took over three months. They place you in higher risk categories if you have hay fever or a hang nail. Repeated phone calls to ... read more

  • I really needed insurance

    Sep 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to apply Affordable rates
    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    Summary: I don't have any insurance anymore because I was laid off of my job and my Cobra ran out. I need to have health care as with any person in case I get sick or if I just need a physical. All the other companies I have looked at directly (i.e. Kaiser, Blue ... read more

  • Piece of Mind... Do it today

    Jul 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy application process and good rate comparisons
    Cons: You have to print and mail the application, but that's not their fault.

    Summary: After having been a W-2 contractor with benefits, I recently switched to 1099 status and lost my health care benefits. I did not elect COBRA within the election period, and have spent the last month or so in a quiet panic about not having health ... read more

  • eHealthInsurance

    Mar 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to "shop", initial rates were reasonable.
    Cons: Long application process, web application did not work, rates went up 26% in 3 months.

    Summary: I signed up for Hospital insurance after completing my one year assignment with Vista. It took 6 weeks to activate and I needed to send in a 3 month premium payment. I was told after the initial payment I could pay monthly. 13 days before the next ... read more

  • I NEED COVERAGE and I am insurance poor!

    Mar 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick and easy access of information
    Cons: none

    Summary: Every time I turn around I am making an insurance payment. We have: Health insurance, life insurance (though it's not worth a penny till you die, so it's really DEATH insurance!) Car insurance, home insurance..... As a self employed man, I ... read more

  • Not a Bad Site

    Mar 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Online Health Insurance Rates
    Cons: Very Few Companies

    Summary: I went to to get a health insurance rate. I was looking for rates for a friend of mine that decided to leave his job and save money on opting for COBRA. I was disappointed that I did not see an HMO on their site. Though this ... read more

  • Highly Recommended

    Feb 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to understand...definitions,explanations and comparisons.
    Cons: Lengthy application form. Difficulty in downloading form

    Summary: I have been on the computer most of this day trying to compare health insurance rates and options. I felt very comfortable with from the very beginning. The site is very easy to navigate. They offer explanations of benefits and a ... read more

  • Applying for insurance CAN be painless !!

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Hassle-free, quick quotes, good rates.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I stumbled across, awhile back while looking for insurance for small business. The site offers a wide range of resources to assist you in finding and choosing the best health plan that fits your needs, whether it's for ... read more

  • It Is Now Safe to Leave Your Home

    Jun 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: site is comprehensive and easy to use, reputable companies are represented
    Cons: speed of service, lack of information from insurer

    Summary: Spending a lot of time indoors? Afraid to go out because you might come into contact with germs, or you might injure yourself? You, like I was, must be without health insurance. Never fear. is here. I'll admit it: At first ... read more

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