Community Organizations Will Help Oregonians Get Health Insurance Through Cover Oregon
September 13, 2013 -- In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), we are proud to present to you the first round of 12-month outreach and enrollment grants to 30 community-based organizations from around the state, totaling $3.16 million. These grantees will help Oregon individuals and families enroll in health insurance and serve diverse populations, remote communities, people living with mental illness and a wide range of social service agencies.
- Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc.,Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington
- Native American Youth & Family Center, Multnomah
- Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington
- Asian Health & Service Center, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington
- Urban League of Portland, Multnomah
- Home Forward, Multnomah
- Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, Curry
- African American Health Coalition, Multnomah
- United Community Action Network, Douglas, Josephine
- Fair Share Research and Education Fund, Jackson, Josephine
- Oregon Coast Community Action, Coos, Curry
- National Alliance on Medical Illness Oregon (NAMI), Statewide
- Healthy Beginnings, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath
- Youth Contact, Washington
- Housing Authority of Yamhill County, Yamhill
- Centro Cultural de Washington County, Washington
- Tillamook County Health and Human Services, Tillamook
- Clatsop County Department of Public Health, Clatsop
- Interface Network, Inc., Marion
- Benton County Health Department, Benton
- Centro Latino Americano, Lane
- Community in Action, Harney, Malheur
- White Bird Clinic, Lane
- Community Services Consortium, Lincoln
- Oregon Latino Health Coalition, multiple counties statewide
- Northwest Family Services, Clackamas, Marion
- Northeast Oregon Network, Baker, Union, Wallowa
- Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living, northeast Oregon counties
- Community Action Program of East Central Oregon, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Wheeler
- Cascade AIDS Project, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and statewide
Our community-based outreach program is designed to reach Oregonians in every corner of the state so they know the choices available to them through Cover Oregon. Our community partners will also make sure people can access financial help available only through Cover Oregon.
Over the past year, we have trained more than 1,200 employees at community-based organizations and nearly 1,600 health insurance agents to help Oregonians enroll through Cover Oregon.To ensure enrollment is as easy and seamless as possible on Oct. 1 and into the future, Oregonians are requested to apply through Cover Oregon certified community partners, including the grantees announced today, as well as certified insurance agents for the first few weeks in October. Later in October, customers will be able to apply on their own through CoverOregon.com, if desired.
Working with community partners and agents is free and Oregonians will be able to go to CoverOregon.com or call 1-855-CoverOR (1-855-268-3767) on or before Oct. 1 to be connected to a community partner in their area or to verify that the partner or agent they are currently working with is certified.
For more information, please visit our Cover Oregon Announces First Round of Recipients for Outreach and Enrollment Grants press release.
Would you like to be a Community Partner?
OHA and Cover Oregon are working together to administer the outreach and enrollment grant program. In addition to these grants, there are also options for organizations to volunteer to assist. To be a certified community partner, staff and volunteers at partner organizations must:
- Complete a prerequisite online Cover Oregon overview
- Attend an in-person enrollment assistance training and pass a certification exam as well as any future required trainings
- Be covered by the organization’s general liability and automobile insurance
- Have a clean/current criminal history check on file