February 16, 2016 09:00ET

Sam Gibbs of AgileHealthInsurance.com to Participate in Live Webcast on the Future of Obamacare

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - Sam Gibbs, executive director of AgileHealthInsurance.com, will participate in a live webcast hosted Feb. 18 by HealthPocket. Gibbs will be part of a panel discussing the recent open enrollment period and what challenges lie ahead for the Affordable Care Act.

Gibbs, an acknowledged expert on health care policy, will discuss:

  • The rising cost of Obamacare.
  • How consumers are reacting to the costs of health plans on government marketplaces.
  • The growth of private health insurance options.

Introductory remarks will be made by Kev Coleman, Head of Research & Data at HealthPocket, author of dozens of publications regarding U.S. health insurance. The panel also includes:

Jon Kingsdale, managing director of Wakely Consulting Group in Boston. Kingsdale previously served as executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent state agency established in 2006 under Massachusetts' landmark health reform legislation. As the executive director for the country's inaugural health benefit exchange, he led key initiatives to make health insurance universally available and to reform health care financing in Massachusetts.

Christopher Condeluci, former tax counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Condeluci is the principal of CC Law & Policy PLLC in Washington, DC. Prior to forming CC Law & Policy, Condeluci served as tax and benefits counsel to the Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Congress, Chris participated in the development of portions of the ACA, including the exchanges, the insurance market reforms and all of the new taxes enacted under the law.

AgileHealthInsurance is the Internet's first site dedicated to helping consumers understand the benefits of term health insurance. These new plans are the culmination of extensive research on health insurance needs in the Affordable Care Act era, and consumers will be able to find the lowest prices for term health plans at AgileHealthInsurance.com. AgileHealthInsurance also provides best-of-class plan comparison and online enrollment tools to accompany these new plans. Additional information about AgileHealthInsurance can be found at www.AgileHealthInsurance.com.

Kevin McVicker,
(703) 739-5920

AgileHealthInsurance.com was launched in 2015 to educate consumers on the availability of private market health insurance products that are alternatives to Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) plans. Today AgileHealthInsurance is the largest distributor of short term medical insurance, providing a fast, online process for purchasing these plans. Short Term Medical Insurance is a flexible and low-cost major medical insurance for individuals without expensive pre-existing health conditions. It is not Obamacare. Short-term health plans offer consumers the flexibility to choose health plans with the benefits that matter most to them and combine these benefits with broad provider networks. Additional information about AgileHealthInsurance can be found at www.AgileHealthInsurance.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

AgileHealthInsurance.com is a Silicon Valley-based technology company and independently managed division of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIIQ). This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical fact, and may include statements relating to goals, plans and projections regarding new markets, products, services, growth strategies, anticipated trends in our business and anticipated changes and developments in the United States health insurance system and laws. Forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions, expectations and beliefs are generally identifiable by use of words "may," "might," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue," or similar expressions and involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to maintain relationships and develop new relationships with health insurance carriers and distributors, our ability to retain our members, the demand for our products, the amount of commissions paid to us or changes in health insurance plan pricing practices, our ability to integrate our acquisitions, competition, changes and developments in the United States health insurance system and laws, and our ability to adapt to them, the ability to maintain and enhance our name recognition, difficulties arising from acquisitions or other strategic transactions, and our ability to build the necessary infrastructure and processes to maintain effective controls over financial reporting. These and other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements are discussed in HIIQ's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as other documents that may be filed by HIIQ from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. You should not rely on any forward-looking statement as representing our views in the future. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.