We have good news for people seeking health coverage! In Oregon, there are more health care options available than ever before. Starting January 1, 2014, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is opening to more adults. The Oregon Health Authority, which oversees OHP, is sending several letters this fall to let thousands of Oregonians know about what options are available to them and how to enroll. More information about these letters, including fact sheets and sample letters in multiple languages, is available on this page.
SNAP Recipients - Fast-track Enrollment
Fast-track enrollment is available for people who meet Oregon Health Plan requirements and have already qualified for food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Fast-track enrollment a simple way for pre-screened Oregonians to enroll in coverage through the Oregon Health Plan. Coverage will start January 1, 2014 for individuals who sign and return the fast-track consent form. They will not need to apply for coverage through Cover Oregon. Mailing date: Sept. 26
Parents of Children in OHP - Fast-track Enrollment
Fast-track enrollment is available for adults who meet Oregon Health Plan requirements and already have children enrolled in OHP. Fast-track enrollment a simple way for pre-screened Oregonians to enroll in coverage through the Oregon Health Plan. Coverage will start January 1, 2014 for individuals who sign and return the fast-track consent form. They will not need to apply for coverage through Cover Oregon. Mailing date: Sept. 26
Oregon Health Plan - Fast-track Confirmation
Please note: Confirmation letters dated Nov. 29, 2013, should have read “Before the end of December, we will send you a packet in the mail.” Please watch your mailbox for your welcome packet, which will arrive in December.
Oregon Health Plan - Fast-track Coverage Pack
Next there is a sample of a Fast-track Coverage Pack document.
OHP Standard members move to OHP Plus
Adults with Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Standard health benefits will get a new benefit package on January 1, 2014. This new benefit package is called Oregon Health Plan “Plus.” Coordinated Care Organizations will stay the same and doctors and other providers will stay the same. OHP Plus covers more services than OHP Standard. OHP Plus members receive access to regular check-ups and preventative care, access to primary care doctors, mental health care and addiction treatment services, some vision and dental care, and more. OHP Standard members will not need to do anything; the change will happen automatically on January 1, 2014. Mailing date: The week of Nov. 25
Children in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level can now enroll into the Oregon Health Plan. This means the children currently enrolled in OHA’s Healthy KidsConnect, low-cost private market insurance, will transition into the Oregon Health Plan’s Healthy Kids program beginning January 1. Families with children moving from HKC into OHP – Healthy Kids were sent letters. Mail dates: Oct. 2-25.
OMIP and FHIAP
Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP) coverage and Family Health Insurance Assistance Program (FHIAP) subsidies end December 31, 2013. To help ensure that there is no break in health coverage, OMIP and FHIAP clients need to fill out and return the paper application enclosed with the letter no later than November 25. Specialists are waiting to review the OMIP/FHIAP applications. Mail date: November 8.