Scott Flanders, the company’s chief executive officer, gave that assessment Thursday, during a conference call with securities analysts that was streamed live on the web.
Given how poorly the individual market is functioning, “we continue to believe that 2017 will be a tough year for our individual and family plans in terms of revenues,” Flanders said.
EHealth is hoping to rebuild the business next year, Flanders said.
EHealth held the call to go over poor second-quarter earnings.
The Mountain View, California-based company is reporting a $17 million net loss for the quarter on $28 million in revenue, compared with a $476,000 net loss on $37 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2016.