Feb. 15: Last Day To Enroll In A Health Plan

Portland, OR – Oregonians have just two more weeks to enroll in health coverage for 2015.

The open enrollment period for health insurance ends on Feb. 15, 2015. This is the only opportunity for Oregonians to get health coverage for 2015 or change their health plans.

“Time is running out for Oregonians to get coverage for 2015,” said Aaron Patnode, executive director of Cover Oregon. “Enrolling through HealthCare.gov has proved to be a smooth process this year, and we hope more consumers take this opportunity to get coverage and financial savings over the next two weeks.”

Oregonians can go to HealthCare.gov to access financial help, compare plans from multiple insurers, and enroll. They also can enroll with the help of an insurance agent or community partner. More than 92,000 Oregonians have already enrolled in a plan through HealthCare.gov.

“Health plans provide many free preventive services as well as financial security in the event of an unexpected illness or injury,” said Laura Cali, Oregon insurance commissioner. “In addition, having coverage protects you from facing a penalty when you file your taxes.”

Cali reminds Oregonians that they have to pay their first month’s premium in order for their coverage to be effective. The membership packets enrollees receive from their insurance companies will provide instructions on making these monthly payments.

Oregonians can continue to get help enrolling over the next two weeks. Go to CoverOregon.com to find an insurance agent or community partner. Cover Oregon also is holding 11 enrollment open houses in 8 cities before the deadline. Find the schedule at bit.ly/CO-enroll.

Contact: Elizabeth Cronen | [email protected] | 503-813-8419 or Lisa Morawski | [email protected] | 503-510-5576

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