HealthcareShopper.com is a private health insurance exchange operated by the web-based health insurance agency - HealthcareShopper.com, LLC. Launched in 1998, HealthcareShopper.com was one of the first private health insurance exchanges in the US.
HealthcareShopper.com make it easy for the health care consumer to shop from among a wide-variety of health plans from the top health insurance carriers in the US through the use of creative, interactive technology. We offer a seamless way for the health care consumer to purchase an individual health insurance plan - a simple on-line payment system where an applicant may use a credit or debit card or to arrange auto-payment from a bank account that transfers payment directly to the insurance carrier providing the coverage.
A key ingredient to HealthcareShopper’s success as a private exchange is providing decision support to help the consumer determine what major medical health plan is best for them. Decision support may come in different forms. For example our online health insurance comparison tools to isolate two or three health plans and compare the multiple plans by viewing sise-by-side, line-by-line summaries of the benefits or services covered under the respective plans. Sometimes, it takes the human touch. Our staff of agents is available to help you. Generally, you will be asked a series of questions relating to your expectations of care utilization (such as pregnancy or prescription drug use), along with the consumer’s risk tolerance, financial position, and the amount of an employer subsidy (if any). The agent synthesizes the answers to these questions and then recommends a plan that may best fit the consumer’s needs and budget.
Customer Support Services
HealthcareShopper often serves as a resource to health care consumers with questions about the health coverage they have selected. The relationship between HealthcareShopper and the consumer continues on an ongoing basis, where the consumer may tap HealthcareShopper resources for as long as he or she is enrolled. Essentially HealthcareShopper a full-service operation when it comes to purchasing health insurance coverage.
Online Health Insurance Pioneer
My name is Phil Daigle. I founded Healthcare Shopper in 1998 to fill a need to provide a source of information for individuals and families who were shopping for health insurance. Most of these shoppers were buying medical insurance for the first time without the direction and support of their employers. They needed to be able to compare prices among several health insurance companies and to compare health plan benefits on an apples-to-apples basis. The internet provided the perfect way for individual health insurance shoppers to access the health plan and rate comparison tools that we developed. We know that today there are other web-based agencies that do what we do and we make every effort to show our customers that we appreciate it when they choose us.