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Helping people receiving benefits
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the federal government provided regulatory flexibilities and temporary programs. This includes:
- Continuous health coverage for people participating in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) or Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
- Services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults
- 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. Our goal is to keep as many people as possible connected to benefits and covered by a health plan.
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What partners can do now
Partners are trusted messengers in our communities who can help people get important information about their benefits.
To help people prepare, partners can:
Remind people receiving benefits to verify or update their contact information or report any changes:
- Options for updating information are available here:
- If you are an OHP-certified Community Partner or Coordinated Care Organization, you can help people verify or update their contact information.
Encourage people receiving benefits to watch for and open mail from the state and respond to any requests for information quickly.