Health Republic Insurance Extends Open Enrollment Deadline to Match Federal Extension

Lake Oswego, Ore. (Mar. 4, 2015) – Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance carrier, announced it has further extended its enrollment window to match the new federal tax penalty extension deadline and will offer enrollment to individuals and families now through 5 p.m. on April 30, 2015.

To purchase a Health Republic plan, individuals can call 503-673-3577 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visitwww.healthrepublicinsurance.org and mail or fax in a paper application. A Qualifying Life Event (QLE) or attestation is not required to purchase a plan during this extended enrollment period.

Health Republic applications received by March 31 will have an April 1 effective start date. Applications received by 5 p.m. on April 30 will have a May 1 effective start date.

Plans purchased off-exchange through Health Republic are not eligible for federal subsidies, however federal subsidies may be applied to plans purchased on the federal exchange. Individuals should visit www.healthcare.gov to determine if they qualify for a subsidy.

The federal exchange tax penalty special enrollment runs March 15 through April 30.

About Health Republic Insurance

Unlike traditional health insurance companies, Health Republic is a 501(c)(29) private non-profit governed by its members, and by law must reinvest all profits back to its programs, including providing better care and lower costs for members. Health Republic provides access to health care in all parts of Oregon through the statewide Providence Network. This partnership offers members an extensive group of providers, practitioners, and facilities, including 60 hospitals and thousands of providers, labs, imaging locations and physician clinics throughout Oregon and SW Washington. To learn more, visit www.healthrepublicinsurance.org

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