The open enrollment period for 2019 private health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018. You need to apply by December 15 to get 2019 coverage (unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.)
Free in person assistance
To find a local certified insurance agent or community partner who can help you with the enrollment process, type in your zip code and preferred language on the OregonHealthcare.gov website, or contact the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace at 855.268.3767 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend an Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace walk-in event.
Help by phone or email
Contact HealthCare.gov by phone at 1.800.318.2596 (TTY: 1.855.889.4325).
Contact Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace by phone (855.268.3767) or email (email@example.com).
Get local help in your language by calling 1.855.268.3767.
Register for a Medicare Open Enrollment event at Hollywood Library or Midland Library by calling the Multnomah County Helpline at 503.988.3646 between 8 am and 5 pm.
The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program (SHIBA) uses trained volunteers to educate and advocate for Oregonians with Medicare. In hour-long appointments SHIBA volunteers help people compare insurance options, untangle paperwork and problems, appeal benefit denials, and report Medicare fraud. To make an appointment to meet with a SHIBA counselor at Hillsdale Library or elsewhere, call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 503.988.3646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other coverage options
The Oregon Health Plan: free coverage is available to people who meet requirements for income, residency, and other factors. Oregonians may also qualify based on age and disability status.
The Compact of Free Association (COFA) Premium Assistance Program: free health insurance for low-income citizens of the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated State of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau who live in Oregon under the compact.
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