GREENVILLE, S.C.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--As open enrollment begins October 1 for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) – or “Obamacare” – the new health insurance marketplace HealthAviator.com will allow consumers everywhere to shop for health insurance policies the same way they shop for airline tickets and hotel rooms and work to reduce the confusion that is accompanying the new law.
“Much like Kayak.com has done for travelers, HealthAviator simplifies the process – particularly for low income families and small businesses”
“The Affordable Healthcare Act has commoditized the health insurance industry,” said John Adair, CEO of HealthAviator.com, a health insurance veteran with more than 17 years of experience. “But change can be intimidating and the new law is complex. So we’re trying to help consumers and business owners receive access to the only online marketplace staffed solely by licensed insurance counselors, and by going directly to consumers across the Southeast in our Mobile Health Insurance vehicles.”
Health insurance policies sold on HealthAviator.com will be the same price as on government-provided sites like Healthcare.gov or private marketplaces like eHealthinsurance. HealthAviator differentiates itself through:
- Online educational tools and the option to live chat with licensed healthcare insurance professionals unaffiliated with any particular insurer;
- HealthAviator’s Mobile Health Insurance Marketplace will be debuting in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 21 and moving throughout the Southeast over the next six months. The mobile learning center will be staffed by licensed healthcare insurance professionals to answer questions and will allow consumers to purchase an insurance policy on the spot;
- Providing access to insurance markets participating through the federally facilitated marketplace, as well as insurance carriers providing off-exchange health insurance products.
“Much like Kayak.com has done for travelers, HealthAviator simplifies the process – particularly for low income families and small businesses,” added Adair.
While any consumer across the U.S. may purchase health insurance on HealthAviator.com, the company is bolstering education efforts in states such as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
HealthAviator's Mobile Health Insurance Marketplace will travel the southeastern U.S., staffed by certified insurance agents who will help educate the public about the ACA and assist consumers in determining premium discounts available to low-income individuals and families up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
Open enrollment at HealthAvaiator.com will run six months beginning Oct. 1.