Why would anyone buy insurance from these people?
The fine people at “Affordable Healthcare” have been sending faxes periodically to my office for months. We never contacted them to ask them to fax us. I have a couple times called them to ask them to stop faxing us. It's a waste of time to do so, I know, but sometimes it makes me feel a tad better. I never call the fax removal line they have on their faxes because that doesn't work and because you don't get to talk to a human being if you do that. Instead I call the enrollment number. Today the first guy who answered hung up on me — which should be an indication of the type of company this is — while the second guy was polite although a liar, I'd bet, because he asked for my fax number and promised he'd put it on their do not fax list but I'll be amazed if we don't get another fax from them.
It's not as if their faxes cost us much money because faxes we receive don't get printed out on paper but rather get converted to PDFs and e-mailed to me, but unlike SPAM e-mail, which you can filter, faxes you have to open and look at to see what they are, and when you've got clients and attorneys and mortgage companies faxing, it's not like you can block faxes from unknown numbers.
So, while I know that “Affordable Healthcare” doesn't really give a damn whether their unsolicited faxes annoy me, I can feel a bit better today knowing that if anyone googles their number, 888-316-6658, or their so-called fax removal line, 866-405-3776, or their name, then they'll see my little rant about them.
Unfortunately I also know that, as with SPAM e-mail, there must be enough stupid people out there who will just call “Affordable Healthcare” and sign right up. People wouldn't SPAM or send junk faxes if it didn't pay.
March 16th update: Got another fax that looks just like this one except that there's a new toll-free number, 888-373-9521, although the fax removal line, 866-405-3776, is the same. Just for the hell of it, I called 888-373-9521 and spoke to 2 different people. The first person transfered me to their fax removal line. I got him again when I called back, and he hung up on me. I called back yet one more time and got someone else, who told me I could call their marketing department at 877-333-2333, which, of course, turned out to be someone who didn't know anything about this. The second best thing to do with these junk faxes is to fax them back using FaxZero.com (the best thing to do, of course, being just to ignore the faxes).