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New text message service aids health insurance enrollment | King County

Text King + 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" said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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.

“These days, many people want to receive information by text message, particularly young adults,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. “This new service makes information about local enrollment events accessible to anyone with a cell phone.”

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

For more information visit: http://coverkingcounty.com/textupdates/

Providing effective and innovative health and disease prevention services for over two million residents and visitors of King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County works for safer and healthier communities for everyone, every day. More at www.kingcounty.gov/health

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