Extended application period through April 30, 2014
Oregonians now have an additional month to apply for private health insurance. Oregon is opening an extended application period that allows Oregonians to apply for private individual health insurance through April 30, 2014.
This applies to any individual who wants to buy health insurance in 2014, either through Cover Oregon or directly from an insurance company. People who purchase through Cover Oregon can access tax credits and other financial assistance. Oregonians who are eligible for the Oregon Health Plan or Healthy Kids can apply for coverage year round.
If people apply through Cover Oregon before April 30, 2014 and then enroll in a Cover Oregon plan, they will be exempt from a potential federal tax penalty. People who apply and enroll in plans outside of Cover Oregon between April 1 and April 30 people may have to pay a partial federal penalty. The Insurance Division will provide more information about how penalties may apply to individuals who do not apply coverage through Cover Oregon as soon as possible.
How to Get Coverage
- Oregonians can find an agent or community partner in their area who can help them enroll in one sitting by visiting CoverOregon.com. They can also go to CoverOregon.com to find resources to apply, including an online PDF application they can submit electronically.
- Oregonians can also enroll directly through an insurance company. Here is a list of contact information for Oregon health insurance companies.
Frequently Asked Questions about the special enrollment period.