Enrolling in the insurance market takes an hour and a half

Jan 02, 2014, 17:00 ET from HolaDoctor

ATLANTA, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HolaDoctor, the leading website that offers information about health to Hispanics, did a testing on some of the largest insurance markets in the United States, in order to determine the time it takes to buy health insurance, and found that enrolling a family can take an average of 90 minutes.

The markets that were tested were those of New York and California. Among the key points that were analyzed are: attention in Spanish by advisers, the recommendations given, and the level of care. The testing was conducted by health promoters at HolaDoctor, who know the details of the Affordable Care Act. The calls were made at different times and days.

Another finding of the team that conducted the testing was the wait time on the phone: between 12 to 50 minutes.

Brianna Keefe-Oates, manager of the Health Promoters Program at HolaDoctor, Inc., reported that not all operators responded in Spanish, even though the service is offered through various media. However, employees who attended the calls in English offered the Spanish translation service through a third party.

Among the points that help expedite the process, the ability to have documentation at the time of the call was highlighted: "When you call the federal market, an automated message prepares the caller to start the process and tells you which documents will be needed to enroll," said Keefe-Oates, responsible for the testing.

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HolaDoctor® is a leading Hispanic health company. Founded in 1999, HolaDoctor, handles the largest online community of Hispanics interested in health and wellness. It is the exclusive partner of Univision Interactive Media in health content. HolaDoctor also provides strategic marketing, communications, and consulting services to healthcare companies seeking to grow the business with Hispanic consumers in the United States and internationally.  The company has broad experience in the health care law (Affordable Care Act) [http://holadoctor.com/es/seguros-de-salud], health insurance, obesity and diabetes, among other key areas, to increase access to health care and reduce disparities among Hispanics. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in South Florida and Latin America, HolaDoctor serves a growing customer base throughout the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit www.holadoctor.net

Contact: Omar Hernandez, +52 1 55 48 900 600, ohernandez@holadoctor.net

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