Healthcare CoverageApril 16, 2020
Do you need Insurance Coverage after losing work?
If your work situation has changed, you may qualify for health insurance through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Eligibility for OHP is based on monthly income and other requirements. That means you may qualify for OHP now, even if you’ve been denied in the past. The best way to see if you qualify is to apply: Oregon Health Authority :
Apply for OHP : Oregon Health Plan
Grace period order for insurance deadlines: The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services issued a temporary emergency order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It requires all insurance companies to extend grace periods for premium payments, postpone policy cancellations and nonrenewals, and extend deadlines for reporting claims. If Oregonians have questions or concerns about their insurance company or agent, they can contact the department’s advocacy team at 888-877-4894 (toll free) or visit dfr.oregon.gov for more information or to file a complaint. For insurance and financial services information related to COVID-19, or visit dfr.oregon.gov for more information or to file a complaint.
Buy new insurance: If you are unable to keep your employer insurance you can check out the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. https://healthcare.oregon.gov/marketplace/Pages/index.aspx