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                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): December 12, 2000

                                 HEALTHAXIS INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Pennsylvania                     0-13591               23-2214195
----------------------------     ------------------------    -------------------
(State or other jurisdiction     (Commission File Number)     (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)                                       Identification No.)

               2500 DeKalb Pike, East Norriton, Pennsylvania 19401
                (Address of principal executive offices/Zip Code)

Former name, former address, and former fiscal year, if changed since
last report: N/A


Item 5.  Other Events

         The following information is qualified in its entirety by, and should
be read in conjunction with, the more detailed information and financial data,
including the Consolidated Financial Statements of HealthAxis Inc. ("HAI") and
its subsidiaries, and the notes thereto, appearing in HAI's reports filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Except for the historical
information contained herein, this Current Report on Form 8-K, contains certain
forward-looking statements regarding HAI's business and prospects that are based
upon numerous assumptions about future conditions which may ultimately prove to
be inaccurate and actual events and results may materially differ from
anticipated results described in such statements. Such forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, such as historical and anticipated
losses; uncertainty of future results, new business challenges, competition,
customer concentration, protection of proprietary technology, trademark
infringement, uncertain acceptance of the Internet as a medium for health
insurance sales, foreign operations, changes in insurance industry regulations,
regulation of the Internet and legal uncertainties, potential conflicts of
interest, and control by large shareholders, officers or directors. Any one or a
combination of these factors could have a material adverse effect on HAI's
business, financial condition and results of operations. These forward-looking
statements represent HAI's judgment as of the date of this report. HAI
disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking

         On December 1, 2000, HealthAxis Inc. ("HAI") entered into a Settlement
and Release Agreement with Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America
("Hannover Life"). Pursuant to this Settlement and Release Agreement, HAI is
released from all liability under a guaranty agreement and a related stock
pledge agreement with Hannover Life in exchange for a payment of $4.25 million.
Pursuant to its terms, Hannover Life had the right to terminate this Settlement
and Release Agreement if HAI did not sell the building in East Norriton where
its headquarters is located to its subsidiary,, Inc.
("HealthAxis") by December 15, 2000. On December 11, 2000, HAI completed the
sale of the building to HealthAxis for $4.25 million. HAI and Hannover Life
consummated the transaction pursuant to the Settlement and Release Agreement on
December 12, 2000.



Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

         (a)      Financial Statements of business acquired.

                  Not applicable.

         (b)      Proforma Financial Information.

                  Not applicable.

         (c)      Exhibits.

                  The following exhibits are filed herewith:

S-K Item
Number        Description
--------      -----------
10.1          Settlement Agreement and Release dated December 1, 2000,
              between HealthAxis Inc. and Hannover Life Reassurance Company
              of America.

10.2          Agreement for the Sale of Commercial Real Estate, dated
              December 11, 2000 between HealthAxis Inc. and, Inc.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                            HEALTHAXIS INC.

Date:   December 14, 2000                   By: /s/ Anthony R. Verdi
       -------------------                     ------------------------------
                                                    Anthony R. Verdi
                                                    Chief Financial Officer



                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

S-K Item
Number        Description
--------      -----------
10.1          Settlement and Release Agreement dated December 1, 2000,
              between HealthAxis Inc. and Hannover Life Reassurance
              Company of America.

10.2          Agreement for the Sale of Commercial Real Estate, dated
              December 11, 2000 between HealthAxis Inc. and, Inc.


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