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Help family and friends facing technological challenges purchase health insurance this holiday season


SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – The holiday season is a time of food, fellowship, and helping family with technology. Instead of teaching loved ones how to use their smart TVs or set up a digital photo frame, caring Oregonians now have another way to help family members after dinner: help them navigate OregonHealthCare.gov to subscribe. to health insurance.

Health insurance purchased through OregonHealthCare.gov is more affordable than ever. Individuals and families will only pay a certain percentage of their income on health insurance through the financial assistance available through the Oregon Health Insurance Market.

Every Oregonian, whether uninsured, enrolled with COBRA, or directly through an insurance company, should look into Marketplace coverage, even if they were not previously eligible. More than 75% of people who signed up in 2021 received financial assistance for plans that included essential benefits such as doctor visits, prescriptions, emergency care and mental health services.

  • A couple in their forties in the Portland area who earns $ 70,000 can get health coverage for as little as $ 300 a month.
  • A 26 year old living in Eugene earning $ 28,000 per year can get health coverage for as little as $ 1 per month.
  • Parents in their 30s and two kids in La Grande earning $ 80,000 can get health coverage for as little as $ 145 per month.

“Oregonians who do not obtain health insurance through work or a program such as the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare may be eligible for assistance paying for coverage through OregonHealthCare.gov, but only until ‘as of Jan. 15, “said Chiqui Flowers, Marketplace administrator. . “It’s the deadline to get health insurance for next year. “

Another perk to having that holiday chat with your family and friends if someone isn’t sure which insurance plan is best for them, insurance experts are available with free personalized advice by phone, email or in person. Visit OregonHealthCare.gov today to get started.

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The Oregon Health Insurance Market, which is part of the state government, helps people get health insurance when they don’t have employment-based coverage and aren’t eligible for the. Oregon health plan or other program. The Marketplace is the state-level partner of HealthCare.gov. For more information, visit OregonHealthCare.gov.