Deadline to sign up for health insurance drawing near

Posted at: 03/11/2014 7:35 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The clock is ticking if you still haven't signed up for health insurance. In fact, you have until March 31 to do so in order to be covered for 2014.

The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange unveiled a new way to enroll for health insurance. All you have to do is text BE WELL NM to 311411. When you text that, you'll start receiving text messages with questions like, "What's your household size?" or provide information about your income before taxes.

Based on your response, the exchange will then connect you to the appropriate resources to enroll.

If you miss the March 31 deadline, you have to wait until October 1, which is when you can start signing up for 2015 coverage.