Fast-track Enrollment & Cover Oregon Launch Plan
September 24, 2013 -- As you know, Cover Oregon is the one-stop shop for people to apply for private health insurance and the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).
But there is an exciting new option for people who currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and parents who currently have children enrolled in the Healthy Kids program.
These individuals who meet income requirements can use what we are calling "fast-track" enrollment to automatically enroll in the Oregon Health Plan. They do not have to apply through Cover Oregon or the paper application. They can enroll by simply signing and returning a one-page form we are sending them in the mail.
The Oregon Health Authority is mailing letters that will hit mailboxes this weekend. The letter lets people know that they have health care coverage through OHP. All they have to do to enroll is sign and return the form.
About 260,000 adults will receive this letter. This is very good news for many Oregonians who are currently uninsured!
Important: As we mentioned, fast-track eligible adults do not have to go through Cover Oregon. All they have to do is sign and return the form.