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Changes coming to Oregon health and food benefits

What is happening

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the federal government extended health coverage, services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults, and provided extra food benefits. Some of these flexibilities and temporary programs will end as the federal COVID-19 PHE phases out.

Oregon is planning for how these changes will affect people, with a goal of keeping as many people as possible connected to benefits and covered by a health plan. Check this page for updates.

See the timeline for upcoming benefit changes.

What you can do now

Please keep your contact information up to date so you get important messages about keeping the benefits you qualify for.

Click here to learn how to check and update your information online, over the phone, or in-person for:

  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
  • Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
  • Services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults
  • SNAP food benefits

Watch for and open mail from the state and respond to any requests for information quickly.

Courtesy Notice: OHP and Medicare Savings Program (MSP) members should have received a courtesy notice in the Fall of 2022 asking them to make sure their contact information is correct. If you did not receive a letter at the end of October 2022, we do not have your most up to date contact information. Please click here to update your contact information. On the same page, you can see copies of the mailed letters in multiple languages.

SNAP Notice: SNAP households who received the COVID-19 emergency food benefits were mailed a notice between January 23 and February 6, 2023. The notice explains that February 2023 is the last month they will receive emergency food benefits. In March 2023, SNAP households will return to receiving their regular monthly SNAP benefit amounts issued between the 1st and 9th of each month.

OHP Renewal Notice: OHP members will receive a renewal notice between the dates of April 2023 and January 2024 notifying them of their eligibility status. If additional information is needed, members will have 60 days to respond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about upcoming changes to benefits.

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