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Joppel Website Honored for Excellence in eHealthcare Leadership Awards
By: Business Wire
Dec. 13, 2012 02:39 PM
Joppel, an online resource designed to help seniors and brokers easily shop for and select the right health insurance coverage, has been named one of the healthcare industry’s best overall Internet sites by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards.
Sponsored by Strategic Healthcare Marketing, the annual award competition recognizes the very best in healthcare websites and digital communications while paying tribute to the Internet’s role in achieving an organization’s business objectives. This year more than 1,100 entries were received from hospitals, health plans, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms and other healthcare-related businesses. Websites were rated based on a standard of Internet excellence and how they compare with others in their group classification.
The Joppel 3.0 website (www.joppel.com) helps consumers and brokers easily evaluate, compare and enroll in private insurance plans participating in Medicare. Through Joppel, seniors and others eligible for Medicare can view all of their options side by side and go through a simple needs assessment that narrows down hundreds of plans through criteria specific to them – such as what medications are covered, cost of co-payment and plan premiums. Complementing Joppel’s online technologies is a live, telephonic customer sales and support team that helps seniors walk through the entire process.
“The Joppel website is based on years of study as to how people on Medicare, their families and caregivers navigate through a website and access information most important to their particular healthcare needs,” said Joppel Senior Vice President Kyal Moody. “We are honored to be named one of the nation’s best sites; and we take this as a challenge to continue to innovate and make it as easy as possible for seniors and others eligible for Medicare to make an informed, intelligent decision concerning their health coverage.”
While annual enrollment for seniors ended December 7, Moody points out that Joppel’s value is year-round. “Dual-eligible individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid/Medi-Cal may enroll throughout the year. In addition, Americans are aging into Medicare at a rate of one every eight seconds, and these new seniors have a seven-month window in which they can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. That’s why Joppel is available 24/7/365.”
Joppel is a division of HealthCompare, an online resource expressly designed to help consumers and brokers easily shop and select the right coverage from hundreds of commercial and Medicare health plans available nationwide. It is part of The Word & Brown Companies, the nation’s recognized leader in developing and offering innovative technology, health benefit plan models, and sophisticated employee benefits services. In addition to HealthCompare and Joppel, The Word & Brown Companies include CHOICE Administrators®, the nation’s only private health insurance exchange; CONEXIS, the nation’s oldest and most trusted employee benefits administrator, providing COBRA, FSA, HRA, commuter benefits administration and direct bill services; and Quotit® Corporation, the leading Internet application service provider for the health insurance and employee benefits industry. www.wordandbrowncompanies.com.
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