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NFL Players Association Recommends Retired Players Obtain Health Coverage Through GoHealth via Working America Health Care's Enrollment Platform

The Nation's Leading Health Insurance Marketplace Offers Support to Retired NFL Players, Who Historically Faced Barriers to Affordable Coverage

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/14 -- GoHealth, the nation's leading online exchange for individuals and families to compare and shop for health insurance, announces that its enrollment solution offered through Working America Health Care, a joint partnership between Working America and Union Plus, is recommended by the National Football League Players Association.

NFL retirees, who historically were often denied health insurance or charged more for a preexisting health condition, can visit www.workingamericahealthcare.com/NFLPA for their health benefit needs. On the site, they can learn how the Affordable Care Act impacts them, and then connect to an all-in-one enrollment platform, designed by GoHealth, for access to a broad variety of health coverage options, easy-to-use shopping tools, and free plan recommendations from licensed insurance advisors.

"There is no reason for anyone to go without affordable health insurance and the biggest issue of preexisting conditions is no longer a barrier to entry for our former players. Through its collaboration with GoHealth, Working America Health Care is a great resource for our players to learn about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, what it means for them and their family, and how to get access to affordable healthcare," said Nolan Harrison III, a former 10 year NFL defensive lineman, and now the Senior Director of Former Player Services at the NFL Players Association.

In response to retired players' need for quality health coverage, the NFLPA recommends that NFL retirees and their families utilize Working America Health Care's enrollment platform, powered by GoHealth, for assistance obtaining the right health plan. On the site, former players can learn about their coverage options, receive plan recommendations and enroll in a health plan that complies with the Affordable Care Act. The next opportunity for all former NFL players to enroll in a health plan without being denied or charged more for a preexisting condition is November 15, 2014, and in special cases, right now.

"With our technology and team of licensed insurance advisors, former NFL players can create a game plan in regards to their health coverage," says Clint Jones, CEO of GoHealth. "Through our collaboration with Working America, not only can we help them obtain an affordable plan, but also the right plan."

"As a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we are invested in ensuring former players have access to affordable, quality health care," says Tony Cheng of Working America. "As more former players enter the market for affordable coverage, it is crucial that they make the right coverage decisions to protect the wellbeing of themselves and their families. We believe that through our collaboration with GoHealth, retired NFL players can achieve that."

In addition to NFL Retirees, their families, friends, and neighbors, can utilize Working America Health Care. NFLPA Retirees who enroll in Qualified Health Plans through the Working America Health Care program have access to a free Health Advocate service so they can get answers to their personal coverage, claims, and clinical questions as NFLPA members. Members can learn more and shop for health insurance by visiting www.workingamericahealthcare.com/NFLPA or calling (855) 907-8683

About GoHealth:
GoHealth is a health insurance technology company that makes shopping for quality health insurance simple. GoHealth's technology enables consumers across the United States to easily compare pricing and benefits of a variety of health insurance plans. Based in Chicago, GoHealth works with more than 300 health insurance carriers and more than 10,000 licensed agents across the United States to offer consumers a customized shopping experience. Since the company's founding in 2001, the GoHealth platform has helped more than 30 million Americans compare, shop for and save money on health insurance plans.

About Working America:
Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, is the largest organization of working people in the country. With more than 3.3 million members, Working America has a winning track record advocating for good jobs, better wages, and access to affordable, quality health care. Working America is recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a national Champion for Coverage organization.

About Union Plus:
Union Privilege was created by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to develop consumer benefits, discounts and services for over 13 million current and retired union members. Under the Union Plus brand, Working America members, union members and their families can take advantage of unique member-only value and high-quality service. See details at UnionPlus.org

About The NFL Players Association:
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a non-profit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players. It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players' interests. The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA's responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; and enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field. For more information, visit www.NFLPlayers.com.

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