Obamacare Exchange Chat

The following is a real chat between a potential customer and an Obamacare representative

[09:33:52 am]:  Please be patient while we’re helping other people.
[09:33:57 am]: Welcome! You’re now connected to Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat.

Thanks for contacting us. My name is Dean. To protect your privacy, please don’t provide any personal information, like Social Security Number, or any other sensitive medical or personal information.[09:34:17 am]: DeanWelcome. How can I help you?[09:34:23 am]: AdrianIn the application process I am at setup 7 of family & household. Clicking Save & Continue does not allow me to move forward.[09:34:55 am]: DeanI apologize for the inconvenience. I understand that it is frustrating.[09:35:17 am]: DeanThanks for your interest in the Health Insurance Marketplace. We have a lot of visitors trying to use our website right now. That is causing some glitches for some people trying to create accounts or log in. Keep trying and thanks for your patience. You might have better success during off-peak hours, like later at night or early in the morning. We’ll continue working to improve the site so you can get covered. You have until March 2014 to enroll.[09:35:43 am]: DeanDon’t lose your sanity over this website. Try it. If it doesn’t work, walk away. Try it tomorrow.[09:36:08 am]: DeanYou have two months to apply, enrole in a plan, and make your first premium payment, to get coverage starting Jan,1,2014.[09:36:18 am]: AdrianThis isn’t a login problem.[09:36:32 am]: AdrianWhat you sent seems like a canned response.[09:36:55 am]: DeanIt was .[09:37:03 am]: AdrianI had the login problems for the first 11 days.[09:37:28 am]: AdrianI have until Oct 30 to make a decision about coverage for my family. I don’t have until March[09:38:13 am]: DeanInagine you are stuck in this site’s rush hour traffic . You still exist .You just aren’t going anywhere[09:38:39 am]: AdrianRush hour?[09:38:50 am]: AdrianThis isn’t rush hour.[09:39:11 am]: AdrianDo they pay you to make jokes?[09:39:15 am]: DeanMillions of people want to do this yesterday.[09:39:30 am]: AdrianNow you sound like a fortune cookie.[09:39:49 am]: AdrianNext you are going to tell me about advise from strangers?[09:39:54 am]: DeanI’m flattered.[09:40:10 am]: AdrianYou have no way to assist those that ask for help?[09:40:24 am]: DeanDon’t run with sissors[09:40:41 am]: AdrianWhy is there even a chat option on the page if you can’t lookup an application and assist?[09:40:43 am]: DeanYou can contact the Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center. Their telephone number is 1-800-318-2596. They may be able to assist you.[09:40:54 am]: AdrianThen what is the chat function for?[09:41:08 am]: DeanInformation[09:41:27 am]: AdrianWhat information? The phone number of the call center?[09:42:01 am]: DeanI can’t use your personal information, the call center can[09:42:46 am]: AdrianI am not talking about PII, just step seven that Save & Continue won’t work on.[09:43:20 am]: DeanWe are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach us toll free at 1-800-318-2596. Hearing impaired callers using TTY technology can reach us at 1-855-889-4325. In addition to English and Spanish, we can provide assistance in a number of languages through an interpretation service. We are closed on Memorial Day, Independence[09:44:59 am]: DeanThank you for contacting Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat. We are here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.[09:45:20 am]: ‘Dean’ has left the chat session.[09:45:22 am]: Your chat session is over. Thanks for contacting us, and we hope we’ve answered your questions. Have a great day.[09:45:22 am]: 10/11/2013