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HCC Life Insurance Company Joins eHealth to Provide Short-term Health Insurance in 41 States

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 11, 2010

HCC Life Insurance Company (HCC Life) today announced that it is expanding its relationship with eHealth, Inc., parent company of eHealthInsurance, to distribute its HCC Life STM short-term health insurance policy in 41 states. HCC Life offers short-term health insurance coverage to residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Through this partnership, eHealth customers will be able to apply for short-term health insurance products from HCC Life at using eHealth’s eApproval technology. eApproval makes it possible for online shoppers to submit their applications for HCC Life short-term health insurance plans with an electronic signature and receive an instant response. .

“By partnering with eHealth, we’re making it even easier for our customers to find quality short-term health coverage,” said Mark Carney, Executive Vice President of HCC Life Insurance Company. “eHealth’s eApproval technology makes the application and approval process for short-term coverage a seamless, paperless, online process that’s completed in a single online session for many of our customers.”    

“eHealth’s mobile web site has been selling travel insurance from HCC Medical Insurance Services for several months now, and we’re excited to add HCC Life’s short-term product to our main retail Web and mobile sites,” said Robert Hurley, eHealth Senior Vice President. “We also commend HCC Life’s decision to utilize our eApproval technology, and believe it improves the application and approval process for customers.”

About HCC Life

HCC Life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC), a leading international specialty insurance group with offices across the United States and in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Ireland. HCC has assets of $ 9.0 billion, shareholders’ equity of $ 3.0 billion and is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor’s and AA (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings. In addition, HCC’s major domestic insurance companies are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

About eHealth, Inc.:

eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, the nation’s leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Through the company’s website,, consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation’s leading health insurance companies.


Bryant Tutterow

Asst. Vice President of Marketing

HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC

(317) 221-8037

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