California-based eHealth Inc., parent company to the nation's leading online source of health insurance, will nearly triple the size of its Utah call center in August when it moves the facility from South Jordan to West Valley City.
Currently employing roughly 100 people in 10,000 square feet at 698 W. 10000 S., eHealth plans to take roughly 26,000 square feet on Decker Lake Drive in the Lake Pointe business area of West Valley City, where it will hire at least 100 more full-time and seasonal employees.
The firm's burgeoning Medicare business is behind the move and expansion.
"Medicare is a growing part of eHealth's business, and enrolling in Medicare can be confusing," company spokesperson Amy Fletcher wrote in an e-mail. "We are adding staff to help consumers choose and enroll in the best Medicare plan for their needs, and we need more space."
Medicare's annual enrollment period, which runs from Oct. 15, 2012, to Dec. 7, 2012.
During, its last earnings call, eHealth discussed how its Medicare business performed strongly during the first quarter of 2012. Revenue was $6.5 million - up more than 180 percent from Q1 last year - and the company expects to deliver high double-digit growth in Medicare revenue for the full year.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., eHealth, Inc. is the parent company of eHealthlnsurance, the nation's leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. Through the company's website, www.eHealthlnsurance.com, consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side and apply for and purchase health insurance. eHealthlnsurance offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation's leading health insurance companies. eHealthlnsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Through the company's eHealth Technology solution, eHealth is also a leading provider of health insurance exchange technology. eHealth Technology's exchange platform provides a suite of hosted e-commerce solutions that enable health plan providers, resellers and government entities to market and distribute products online. eHealth Inc. also provides online and pharmacy-based tools to help seniors navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PlanPrescriber.com, and through the eHealthlnsurance Medicare website www.eHealthMedicare.com.
eHealthlnsurance was founded in 1997 and its technology was responsible for the nation's first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy.