CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 16, 2009) - For nearly two years, has helped millions of consumers in the country comparison shop for an individual health insurance plan. Today, is the second-largest quoting portal online and continues to grow every day.

There are currently more than 80 different health insurance carriers who provide instant quotes on the technology platform available at -- one of the first being BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.

Since the inception of the, Illinois residents have been able to view health plans from BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois instantly online and compare benefits in the comfort of their own homes. Just last month, thousands of residents in the Prairie State went to to shop for individual coverage.

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois offers a variety of health plan options -- including the low premium Blue Choice Value PPO plan that offers a range of deductibles to choose and coinsurance as low as 20% for medical care.

For a more comprehensive coverage option, Illinois residents can compare benefits from the Select Blue line of plans. These plans feature affordable deductibles, low coinsurance and low copayments for routine preventive care.

BCBS of Illinois also offers health plans compatible with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These tax-free savings accounts have become more popular over the last few years. Now more than 8 million Americans are covered by an HSA-eligible plan, according to America's Health Insurance Plans.

The technology behind the quoting platform was developed in 2001 by Norvax, Inc., one of the nation's fastest growing software companies according to Inc. Magazine.

To compare health insurance quotes instantly from BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois and other top insurance carriers, visit The free service at offers shoppers instant quotes, a nationwide agent network and online applications for coverage.

About GoHealthInsurance makes buying health insurance simple. GoHealthInsurance explains health coverage options in plain English, provides free health insurance quotes, connects shoppers with local agents, and helps consumers choose plans that meet their health and budget needs.

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