Monday, December 02, 2013


Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

The deadline to file applications to start health insurance coverage with Cover Oregon is Wednesday, Dec. 4. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 4 in order for applicants to begin receiving coverage under the health insurance exchange beginning on Jan. 1, 2014. Applicants who sign up after the Dec. 4 deadline may not begin receiving coverage until a later date. Cover Oregon is the state’s new online marketplace where Oregonians can shop for health insurance, compare various health insurance options side-by-side to find plans that will fit their needs and budget, and access savings to help pay for coverage. More Oregonians can now get health insurance even if they already have a health condition. Clatsop County residents looking to apply can get help locally from: Judi Mahoney, Clatsop County Public Health outreach coordinator, (503) 338-3684, -or- Miranda Helligso, Coastal Family Health Center, (503) 741-8028, For a list of other local agents available to assist with applications, and for other information on Cover Oregon go to or call toll-free 1-855-CoverOR. Released by: Tom Bennett Community Relations Coordinator (503) 338-3622

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