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How to Get a Health Insurance Quote

By January 5, 2017August 28th, 2023Health Insurance

If you’re shopping for an individual health insurance plan for the first time, it may feel a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you think to compare health insurance plans, get a free health insurance quote, and enroll in a plan.

How can I find an affordable health insurance plan?

Many of the people who apply for health insurance will receive financial assistance from the federal government to help purchase a health plan. These are known as subsidies. Find out if you may be eligible for a subsidy with our subsidy calculator.

Independence Blue Cross offers a wide variety of plans at different price points and in each of the metallic levels as defined by the Affordable Care Act.

Another important part of finding an affordable health insurance plan is to make sure you understand the total cost of health insurance, that is, to figure out what premiums and out-of-pocket costs you’re comfortable with and what your health care needs are.

Once you have an idea of what type of health care coverage you need, visit to compare health insurance plans.

How can I get a free health insurance quote?

You can get a free health insurance quote by visiting our easy-to-use health insurance quote and shopping site. It’s free, there’s no obligation to buy the plan you received a quote for, and you can get as many quotes as you need. If you find a plan you like, you can start your enrollment process right then and there.

Ready to get your free health insurance quote? Get started now!


Paula Sunshine

Paula Sunshine is senior vice president and chief marketing executive at Independence Blue Cross. She oversees all commercial and consumer marketing activities, including digital assets such as and the IBX mobile app. Ms. Sunshine earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Emory University and a master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.