Global talent, retirement and health solutions business Aon Hewitt has formed a partnership with eHealth, an online health insurance exchange, to provide enrollment services to its health insurance clients.
Under the partnership, employees of Aon Hewitt’s clients who are not eligible for employer-provided benefits may access eHealth’s online marketplace to find, compare and buy the health insurance plan(s) as per their requirements.
Furthermore, eHealth’s customer care center will provide Aon Hewitt’s employees phone support for 363 days a year and a 24/7 online support.
eHealth president and COO Bill Shaughnessy said, "Achieving the Affordable Care Act’s goal of 100 percent enrollment is an effort that will require outreach and education from all corners, and employers will play a critical role in getting the word out."
Shaughnessy further said that the partnership will help reach and enroll as many employees as possible by combining eHealth’s user-friendly national marketplace and Aon Hewitt’s broad base of mid and large-size employers.
Aon Hewitt vice president of health solutions & strategies Karen Frost said, under the Affordable Care Act, clients with large employee populations who are eligible to enroll in health insurance are looking for help in guiding employees through the process.
eHealth’s partnership complements the services offered through Aon Hewitt’s Your Coverage Resources solution.