CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Last week, online health insurance portal, launched the Free Insurance Sweepstakes to pay for the winner's health insurance premium for one year up to $5,000.

"We've had hundreds of people enter the sweepstakes this weekend and we are going to continue to accept entries. It's certainly a first-of-its-kind sweepstakes, and we're very excited to announce the winner in just a few weeks," said Michael Mahoney, Director of Consumer Marketing at

Consumers can enter the sweepstakes through the GoHealthInsurance Facebook page, where they need only to complete an entry form. Participants can also get more chances to win by referring their friends to the sweepstakes. Every referral earns participants an additional entry into the drawing.

The sweepstakes couldn't be timed better, especially during tough economic times and when health care costs are rising at increasing rates.

"Even with the passage of health reform, any savings on health insurance for average consumers won't be realized for years to come -- if at all. We'd like to provide our lucky winner with some assistance right away," added Mahoney.

Entries for the sweepstakes will be accepted until December 13, 2010, at 5:00pm CST. To win the grand prize, the participant must have credible health insurance coverage or obtain a plan by the sweepstakes drawing, but are not required to apply for or purchase coverage from

Fans can enter the sweepstakes by visiting the GoHealthInsurance Facebook page at

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Michael Mahoney