Overview of fast-track enrollment
The fast-track process was implemented to prepare for opening the Oregon Health Plan to more people in 2014. Oregon received a waiver from the federal government that allowed us to enroll adults into the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) who had already qualified for other benefit programs.
About 300,000 eligible adult Oregonians were screened and sent fast-track letters, inviting them to enroll into OHP using a simple form. In order to get OHP coverage, they had to fill out the form and send it back.
Frequently asked questions about fast-track enrollment:
What is fast-track enrollment?
Fast-track was an easy way to enroll in the Oregon Health Plan. It was made available to qualified adults who were already screened for other benefits.
Who used fast-track enrollment?
Fast-track enrollment was made available to adult Oregonians who met qualifications for the Oregon Health Plan and also had already qualified for the following:
- 1) Food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or
- 2) Health care benefits for children through Healthy Kids/OHP.
Did everyone who received SNAP or had a child in OHP receive a fast-track enrollment letter?
No. Only people who met the OHP income limits received a fast-track enrollment letter. SNAP and Healthy Kids have different income limits. For 2014 benefits, the OHP income limit is 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. That's about $1,784 per month for a family of two.
You can be eligible for SNAP if you earn up to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. That’s about $2,392 month for a family of two. You can be eligible for Healthy Kids if you earn up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level, which is about $3,891 per month for a family of two.
What if I still have a fast-track form that I did not send back?
You can apply for the Oregon Health Plan at any time. Visit www.OregonHealthCare.gov to be directed to the best application for you and your family.
What if I have more questions about fast-track enrollment or the Oregon Health Plan?
Learn more about benefits, coordinated care and how to apply for the Oregon Health Plan. You can also call OHP Customer Service at 1-800-699-9075.