(Salem) – So far, 19,957 Oregonians have enrolled in health coverage since the COVID-19 special enrollment period started April 1, 2021. The special enrollment period ends Aug. 15, 2021, and is open to all people who qualify to shop.
- More than 78 percent of Oregonians have been determined to be eligible for financial help through the Marketplace.
- Oregonians are receiving an average of $400 per month in premium tax credits to reduce their monthly premium.
- Recipients of unemployment insurance benefits in Oregon can get coverage for as low as $1 per month, even if they got benefits for only one week in 2021.
People throughout Oregon are finding that substantial savings are waiting for them through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Anyone not currently enrolled in health coverage can apply and enroll by Aug. 15 to get health coverage with these extra savings for the rest of 2021. No one who enrolls through the Marketplace will pay more than 8.5 percent of their income towards their monthly health coverage premium.
Current Marketplace enrollees can log in to their HealthCare.gov account and update their information to receive the additional savings now available thanks to the American Rescue Plan. If you don’t take action, the system may automatically redetermine the amount of financial assistance you receive on Sept. 1, using information most recently given in the HealthCare.gov application.
The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace offers a quick snapshot of the plans and savings to eligible Oregonians. The tool, available at OregonHealthCare.gov/WindowShop, and has been updated to correctly calculate additional savings now available to people shopping through the Marketplace.
Start at OregonHealthCare.gov to get to the right application or to find an insurance agent or community partner organization to help complete the application and enroll. Insurance agents and community partners provide local, one-on-one assistance at no charge. This help is available virtually, on the phone, and in person following safety protocols.