CHICAGO, June 14, 2021 – GoHealth, Inc. (GoHealth) (NASDAQ: GOCO), a leading health insurance marketplace and Medicare-focused digital health company, announced today that it had refinanced $296 million of its outstanding term loan. The Company’s amended credit facility lowers the interest rate to 4% and reduces the Company’s annual borrowing costs by over $7 million.
This amended facility also reduces the borrowing costs of the Company’s recently upsized revolver to 4%, with all $200 million available as of the end of May 31, 2021.
All other material terms of these debt instruments remain unchanged.
Travis Matthiesen, GoHealth’s CFO said, “As the leading Medicare marketplace, we enjoy strong access to favorable debt financing to fund our growth and seasonal working capital requirements. We remain bullish on our long-term growth prospects in a buoyant Medicare market and are tracking well toward another year of high quality growth as we ramp our 2021 investments into this year’s Annual Enrollment Period.”
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The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read together with the other cautionary statements included in this press release, as well as the cautionary statements and other risk factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and other SEC filings. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the Company’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what the Company anticipates. Many of the important factors that will determine these results are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as otherwise required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. New factors emerge from time-to-time, and it is not possible for us to predict which will arise. In addition, the Company cannot assess the impact of each factor on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.
About GoHealth, Inc.
As a leading health insurance marketplace and Medicare-focused digital health company, GoHealth’s mission is to improve access to healthcare in America. Enrolling in a health insurance plan can be confusing for customers, and the seemingly small differences between plans can lead to significant out-of-pocket costs or lack of access to critical medicines and even providers. GoHealth combines cutting-edge technology, data science and deep industry expertise to match customers with the healthcare policy and carrier that is right for them. Since its inception, GoHealth has enrolled millions of people in Medicare plans and individual and family plans. For more information, visit https://www.gohealth.com/.