Events Help Oregonians Get Covered and Save on Insurance at HealthCare.gov

Assistance with Choosing a Plan and Accessing Savings Available at No Cost

(Durham, Ore.) – Oregonian can get help enrolling in health insurance at HealthCare.gov at enrollment open houses across the state starting Dec. 2. Insurance agents and certified application assisters will be available to help leading up to the important deadline of Dec. 15, the last day to enroll to have coverage in place on Jan. 1, 2015.

“Oregonians are using HealthCare.gov for the first time, either to renew or purchase new insurance, and there are lot of things to consider when choosing a plan,” said Aaron Patnode, executive director of Cover Oregon. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to choose a plan that fits their family’s medical needs and budget, and talking to an insurance expert can help them make an informed decision.”

Anyone looking for in-person help with HealthCare.gov should come to an enrollment open house, whether they currently have private insurance that they purchased through Cover Oregon and need help re-enrolling at HealthCare.gov, or they are enrolling for the first time. They can expect to get help filling out the application and finding out how much they can save on insurance costs. They can also talk to an insurance agent about their health plan options.

Events will take place in cities across the state during open enrollment, starting in Beaverton on Dec. 2. For a list of all upcoming enrollment events, go to CoverOregon.com/events. Below is the list of current events, with links for people to register *:

Tues., Dec. 2: Beaverton

3:00-7:00 p.m.

PCC Willow Creek Center

241 SW Edgeway Dr. (Great Room)

Beaverton, OR 97006

Register: http://bit.ly/14STCBj

 

Mon., Dec. 8: Durham

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cover Oregon Headquarters

16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.

Training Room (walk-ins welcome)

Durham, OR 97224

Register: http://bit.ly/1tnsZZW

 

Wed., Dec. 3: Medford

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SOU Medford – Higher Education Center

101 S. Bartlett St., Room 129B

Medford, OR 97501

Register: http://bit.ly/14SUeqA

 

Tues., Dec. 9: Beaverton

3:00-7:00 p.m.

Cedar Hills Recreation Center

11640 SW Park Way

Portland, OR 97225

Register: http://bit.ly/1tnt0Nv

 

Thurs., Dec. 4: Bend

12:00-4:00 p.m.

East Bend Library

62080 Dean Swift Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Register: http://bit.ly/14SUtSI

 

Wed., Dec. 10: Eugene

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lane Community College

Downtown Center

101 W 10th St., Room 107

Eugene, OR 97401

Register: http://bit.ly/1tnt6Vi

 

Fri., Dec. 5: Keizer

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Keizer Civic Center

930 Chemawa Rd. NW

Keizer, OR 97303

Register: http://bit.ly/14SXgvc

 

Fri., Dec. 12: Keizer

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Keizer Civic Center

930 Chemawa Rd. NW

Keizer, OR 97303

Register: http://bit.ly/1tntaUV

 

Sat., Dec. 6: Portland

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall

705 N. Killingsworth

Portland, OR 97217

Register: http://bit.ly/14SY577

 

Sat., Dec. 13: Portland

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall

705 N. Killingsworth

Portland, OR 97217

Register: http://bit.ly/1BVkbVl

*Check back at CoverOregon.com/events as events are being added daily; Dates, times and locations subject to change so check "Register" link for individual event information.

People are asked to pre-register for the events at the “Register” links and let friends and family members know about events taking place in their area. They should have the following information handy for every person that is applying for coverage when they come to the event:

  • Social security numbers, if you have one
  • Non-citizen ID number, if you have one
  • Income documents, self-employment records or an estimate of your yearly income

A statewide consumer education campaign is also in full swing. The federal Health Insurance Marketplace launched TV ads yesterday in Oregon promoting HealthCare.gov. Last week, Cover Oregon also rolled out a companion TV ad titled, “Really, really Oregonian,” intended to localize HealthCare.gov to Oregonians. Cover Oregon will release a second TV ad in the coming weeks.

Cover Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, has a strong statewide network for in-person assistance. If customers are not able to attend an event in person, they can find an insurance agent or community partner in their area by going to CoverOregon.com.  They can also call the federal Health Insurance Marketplace call center at 1-800-318-2596, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and language assistance is available.

for more information contact Ariane Le Chevallier at [email protected]

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