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AgileHealthInsurance Makes Short Term Application Process Easier

AgileHealthInsurance.com, a Silicon Valley-based technology company and independently managed division of HIIQ, has just made it easier for customers to extend their short-term health insurance coverage when it’s needed for longer than expected.

Short-term health insurance is typically purchased in a variety of transitions – from consumers who are between jobs to college graduates who need coverage after graduating. When facing these transitional periods took longer than expected, consumers previously had to reapply for new short-term coverage through a burdensome process involving navigating intricate state regulations and tedious insurance company-specific applications.

Now, AgileHealthInsurance.com has streamlined the application process so consumers can select their current plan or apply for a different plan all online and in just a few minutes. This will help people avoid gaps in coverage and overlapping premiums when they have multiple plans.

Visit marketwired.com for more details on this exciting new development.

Author: Andrew Silverstein

Andrew Silverstein is the Marketing Operations Manager for Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ). He covers a wide range of topics – from HIIQ’s charitable endeavors to the company’s stock performance and the U.S. healthcare industry at large.

Infographic Help Your Clients Feel Prepared for the Financial Impact of Cancer

Infographic: Help Your Clients Feel Prepared for the Financial Impact of Cancer

June 4, 2017 is the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, a day established to acknowledge those who have survived cancer, to raise awareness of the challenges they continue to face, and to celebrate life.

Cancer affects us all. Consider the statistics below and learn about how you can help your clients prepare.

National Cancer Survivors Day

Here’s How to Help Your Clients Improve Their Health and Get Fit

Here’s How to Help Your Clients Improve Their Health and Get Fit

For every month – especially National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May – it’s important to talk to your clients about the benefits of physical activity. They bring you their health concerns in the hopes of finding coverage that meets their needs, a perfect opportunity to go over benefit options that complement their goals to improve their overall health by increasing their fitness.

Consider these recommendations from the World Health Organization1
  • 150 minutes: the time that adults 18-64 years old should engage in moderate physical activity throughout the week
  • 2 days a week: the time that adults 18-64 years old should engage in muscle-strengthening activities to see additional health benefits
  • 1 in 4: the number of adults globally who are not active enough
Consider these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention2:
  • 60 minutes: adults who live with chronic health conditions can benefit from aerobic activity for this amount of time
  • 120-150 minutes: adults who engage in aerobic activity for this amount of time each day are likely to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • 7 hours a week: adults who are physically active for this amount of time each week have a 40% lower risk of dying early that those who are active for less than 30 minutes a week
If your clients are ready to begin their physical activity journey, talk to them about this fitness recommendation from the American Heart Association3:
  • 3 periods
  • 10 minutes each
  • 30 minutes a day
  • 5 days a week

With these goals, your clients can easily introduce physical activity into their day-to-day lives, allowing them to3:

  • Improve physical wellness
  • Improve mental wellness
  • Prolong optimal health

Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by talking to your clients about short-term medical and limited medical coverage options that includes benefits that support their overall health and fitness goals such as:

  • Wellness care
  • Preventive care
  • Routine doctor visits
  • Access to digital fitness tools
  • 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors
  • Patient advocacy service

It’s important to keep in mind that neither short-term nor limited-benefits medical coverage are intended to be a replacement or alternative to ACA or other major medical plans. These types of coverage do not provide the minimum essential health benefits that are required and will not help to avoid the fee for not carrying health insurance.

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Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. is a leading developer and administrator of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products. We help consumers address their health insurance needs by offering access to a number of products offered by various insurance carriers.

For agent use only – not for use with the general public

1Source: World Health Organization. “10 facts on physical activity.”

2Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Physical Activity and Health.”

3Source: American Heart Association. “Physical activity improves quality of life.”

 

 

 

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HIIQ Releases First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), a leading developer and distributor of affordable health plans, revealed its first quarter 2017 financial and operating results on Thursday, May 4. In addition to a number of rising statistics, the company earned a record revenue of $55.9 million this quarter – a 32% YOY increase.

Read more about the results at investor.hiiquote.com.

Author: Andrew Silverstein

Andrew Silverstein is the Marketing Operations Manager for Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ). He covers a wide range of topics – from HIIQ’s charitable endeavors to the company’s stock performance and the U.S. healthcare industry at large.

What Benefits Do Your Clients Want for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

What Benefits Do Your Clients Want for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month?

It’s May – time for flowers, fun, and fitness!

In 1983, May was first declared as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, a month to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity and spread the word about fun ways to get moving. When you talk to your clients about their coverage needs this month, it’s simple to keep physical fitness in mind as you go over their benefit options.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, some of the benefits of physical activity include1:

  • Improved muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health
  • Lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
  • Lower risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills)

Let’s take a look at a few available insurance benefits to pique the interest of those clients looking to improve their fitness:

Wellness care

When your clients begin thinking about increasing their physical activity, they’re likely to also begin thinking about how to make healthier choices going forward. Short-term medical and limited medical coverage are options that may be able to help your clients maintain access to quality health care all while including wellness care benefits that can assist them as they do just that.

Preventive care 

Beyond learning more about healthier choices, your clients may also be interested in learning more about their general health as well as screenings and shots. Short-term medical and limited medical coverage can include preventive benefits that give them access to quality physicians who can provide such care.

Routine doctor visits

Maintaining their general health is likely to become a priority as your clients improve their fitness. With short-term medical coverage, they can take advantage of benefits that allow for access to physicians who can provide routine care and consultations. With limited medical coverage, they can take advantage of cash benefits that subsidize the costs of such visits. Both types of coverage can provide low rates to healthcare as well as access to network providers and facilities.

Let’s also take a look at a few available non-insurance benefits as well:

Access to digital fitness tools

With tools to help them track their wellness journey, your clients can integrate personalized health and fitness guidance, including tips on nutrition and self-assessments, into their workout routines. These tools can be included in short-term medical or limited medical coverage.

24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors

As amazing as increasing one’s fitness feels, your clients may still suffer from common illnesses, allergies, or infections from time to time. Short-term medical and limited medical coverage can include benefits that allow your clients to connect with doctors in mere minutes via mobile and video to address health concerns quickly and conveniently.

Patient advocacy service

As your clients continue to increase their physical activity and make the most of their health coverage, they may need assistance navigating the world of healthcare. Short-term medical and limited medical coverage can include access to a patient advocacy service that can help your clients schedule appointments, find quality doctors and facilities, lower out-of-pocket costs, and make informed decisions about their healthcare.

It is important to keep in mind, that while short-term and limited medical coverage do provide these benefits, neither one is intended to be a replacement nor an alternative to ACA or other major medical plans. These types of coverage do not provide the minimum essential health benefits that are required and will not help to avoid the fee for not carrying health insurance.

Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by talking to your clients about coverage that includes these benefits today!

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Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. is a leading developer and administrator of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products. We help consumers address their health insurance needs by offering access to a number of products offered by various insurance carriers.

For agent use only – not for use with the general public

1 Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “May: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.”