Event in Aloha Will Help People Get or Renew Health Insurance

(Salem) -- Portland metro-area residents who need health insurance or have questions about renewing coverage through HealthCare.gov are invited to get free, in-person help at an event in Aloha on Saturday, Dec. 9. 

The event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 3145 S.W. 192nd Ave. in Aloha. 

Enrollment experts from Project Access Now, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, and the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, as well as licensed insurance agents, will provide one-on-one assistance to attendees. They will help people enroll in private plans through HealthCare.gov or in no-cost Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) coverage. Enrolling in coverage at the event will help HealthCare.gov customers meet the Dec. 15 open-enrollment deadline. The Oregon Heath Plan has no enrollment deadline. 

The event is organized by Financial Beginnings Oregon, a financial-education group. Sponsors are the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation and the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. The Division of Financial Regulation operates a consumer advocacy program and the Marketplace is the state-level counterpart to HealthCare.gov. Both agencies are part of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. 

More information 
The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace offers general information for consumers through a local service center, which can be reached by calling 855-268-3767 (toll-free) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by emailing [email protected] 

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The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.

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