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October 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Website that confused consumers cooperates with state

 

Remember washingtonhealthplanfinder.org, that insurance broker’s website that looked an awful lot like the state health insurance exchange, wahealthplanfinder.org?  Washingtonhealthplanfinder.org not only looked similar to the state site, it had a prominent message on the homepage that said, “Welcome to the Exchange.”

The state Office of the Insurance Commissioner investigated the situation and reports now that Jeff Lindstrom, the broker behind the washingtonhealthplanfinder.org site has has been cooperative and has made changes requested by the OIC.  The “Welcome to the Exchange” message is now gone, and the site prominently displays the message that the website is not the official state website.

 

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