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November 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Health exchange adds texting to its outreach

 

Like texting better than sitting at a computer?

King County has created a texting service to reach out and help consumers learn about their options in selecting a health insurance plan. Just text “King XXXXX” – substituting your Zip Code for the Xs – to 468311 and you’ll be connected. You’ll then receive a message informing you that you’ll get five messages a week from the health exchange informing you of enrollment events in your area and including links to directions and other information.

If nothing else, the service can be a helpful nag for those of us who tend to procrastinate.

(This blog entry has been corrected.  I originally attributed the creation of the texting service to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.  In fact, King County created the service and it applies only to King County.)

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