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A slow trickle of information is now starting to leak from the State on its plans to reach out to the public and educate them on the forthcoming Health Benefit Exchange and the new insurance options that will be available. Today’s Crain’s Health Pulse quoted Danielle Holahan, Deputy Director for the Exchange, saying that the Exchange will begin to reach out to Chambers of Commerce and other groups this month to start building awareness around open enrollment (which starts this October).
Healthcare.gov has also just launched a new service to send text or email alerts to folks to tell them about the new insurance options and benefits. I’m not entirely sure what that will entail so I went ahead and signed up for both email and text alerts. Nothing yet, other than a confirmation of subscription, but if something interesting comes out of it I will be sure to post! To sign up for healthcare.gov updates yourself, click here.