It’s year two for open enrollment on the Healthcare Exchange, and many people are wondering what’s up with their health insurance. Some have received notices from insurance carriers, informing them that their current policies will no longer be offered. Others have been surprised to discover that they must re-enroll, starting from scratch, after what was often a difficult process, just last year. Let’s take a look at what the fall has in store for us.
Healthcare Exchange Enrollment Facts
• Cover Oregon will no longer be overseeing the Healthcare Exchange in Oregon.
• Oregonians will now participate in the Federal Healthcare Exchange: HealthCare.gov
• Open enrollment is from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015
• To avoid a lapse in coverage, enroll no later than December 15, 2014
• There is a fee for not signing up- 2% of income or $325 adult/$165 child, whichever is higher
Moving to Healthcare.gov
The Federal Exchange enters it’s sophomore year this fall, after a rocky debut, in 2013. There is a lot of helpful information on the site, although nothing on Oregon policies has yet appeared. One thing we do know is that free assistance is available to everyone who is enrolling. More on that below.
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