eHealth, Inc. bills itself as America's first and largest private online marketplace for health insurance.
In 2013 eHealth, along with other "web brokers" signed deals with Healthcare.gov to enroll subsidy-eligible consumers in the newly approved health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
eHealth maintains its license to market and sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and offers health plans from over 180 health insurance companies and offers more than 10,000 health insurance products.
eHealth, Inc. eHealth was founded in 1997, and its technology was responsible for the nation's first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy. eHealth, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Competitors include other online health insurance brokers such as HealthSherpa
In November of 2008, following the disastrous rollout of Healthcare.gov, eight Senate Democrats — including key leadership member Charles Schumer of New York — told the Obama administration that they “continue to be troubled by the ongoing technical difficulties” with healthcare.gov and want an alternative way for insurers and web-based brokers to enroll subsidy-eligible consumers.