eHealth, a provider of online health insurance services, has appointed Scott Flanders as an independent director. Mr Flanders also will serve on the compensation committee of the board.

Mr Flanders currently serves as the president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Freedom Communications. Previously, he was the chairman and CEO of Columbia House. In 1998, Mr Flanders co-founded He remained chairman of Telstreet until the company merged with in August 2000.

Gary Lauer, chairman and CEO of eHealth, said: We are pleased to welcome Mr Flanders to our board. His extensive experience in marketing, e-commerce and interactive media will greatly contribute to our company as we explore new marketing initiatives to support our member acquisition strategy and drive long-term revenue growth.