Tag Archives: Health Insurance

Credits bring health insurance premiums under $1 for some

Central Oregonians should check eligibility, Bend agents urge. Open enrollment for health insurance is in full swing, and some Bend agents say bumped up tax credits are pushing a few clients’ premiums below $1 per month.“It’s incredible,” Ron Gallinat, an agent who owns Central Oregon Employee Benefits, said of the fact that he’s enrolled people […]
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COFA Islanders Rush to Enroll, but Face Obstacles in Special Insurance Program

A tight deadline has insurance brokers working overtime to help a group of Pacific Islanders to get insurance, but a rule requiring them to pay deductibles upfront has some members facing collection agencies. The state is aggressively signing up people for a special health insurance program for Pacific Islanders, but the design of the program […]
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Big Gains In Latino Health Coverage Poised To Slip During Chaotic Enrollment Season

Efforts in past years have cut uninsured rates among Hispanics from 43 to 25 percent, but navigators say they anticipate a challenging sign-up period. Latinos, who just a year ago were highly sought customers for the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace plans may not get the same hard sell this year. The Trump administration’s laissez-faire approach […]
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Six-Week Open Enrollment for Obamacare Plans Begins

Most consumers will want to pick a plan that aligns with their physician rather than focus on cost. People purchasing subsidized health insurance on healthcare.gov will not see significant increases in cost, but Obamacare is increasingly gouging middle-class consumers who don’t qualify. Open enrollment for the individual health insurance market begins today, with consumers purchasing […]
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Children’s Health Bill Clears House as States Struggle to Keep Programs Afloat

 The House passed a bill on Friday that would provide five years of funds for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, over vehement objections from Democrats who opposed the way it would be financed. The vote, 242 to 174, came a month after funds for the program expired.

Oregonians need to start shopping for health coverage now: officials

Oregonians who buy their own private health insurance need to start signing up for next year’s coverage now, officials say — because of a new, unforgiving final deadline that falls far earlier than ever before. Source: Oregonians need to start shopping for health coverage now: officials  

Health coverage enrollment opens today; cutoff Dec. 15

Today marks the beginning of open enrollment for people seeking health insurance coverage or for those who want to change their health coverage plan for 2018, and they will have until Dec. 15 to implement their choices. Despite the Trump administration stopping cost-sharing payments to health insurance companies, Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services […]
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Gov. Brown asks Oregonians to take part in ACA Open Enrollment starting Nov. 1

Governor Kate Brown held a conference Monday encouraging Oregonians to enroll in health insurance programs during open enrollment for 2018. The exchange is for people who don’t have health insurance through their job or coverage through something like Medicare or Medicaid. Source: Gov. Brown asks Oregonians to take part in ACA Open Enrollment starting Nov. […]
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A Hospital Worker Stricken With Cancer Faces Collection Notices—From Her Own Employer

Lewis’ predicament is becoming more common. And the problem is now at the center of one of the state’s largest labor disputes. Like a lot of Oregonians who have battled serious health problems, Nicole Lewis is struggling to pay her medical bills. In 2014, doctors diagnosed Lewis with stage II lymphoma. The chemotherapy to treat […]
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Insurance Guide 2018: Oregonians flock to high deductible health plans

The number of Oregonians enrolled in high-deductible health plans surged last year, and now represents nearly half those with access to employer-sponsored coverage, new data show. An additional 105,200 Oregon workers joined high-deductible health plans in 2016, according to research from the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center. Source: Insurance Guide 2018: […]
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