New text message service aids health insurance enrollment

December 3, 2013

By Staff

County residents can text “King” plus a ZIP code to “468311” and Public Health – Seattle & King County’s new text messaging program will send information about upcoming health insurance enrollment events customized to that ZIP code.

“Now, it just takes a quick text to find the most convenient place to sign up for affordable healthcare,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said.

For people who would prefer to get in-person assistance signing up for health insurance, the program eliminates the need to search online or call for convenient enrollment event locations. Every week, subscribers will get local event information customized to their ZIP code.

The new texting program also sends reminders of how to sign up for insurance online and by phone.

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