Health Insurance: Pays for medical and surgical expenses that are incurred by the insured. Health insurance can either reimburse the insured for expenses or pay the care provider directly. Health insurance can be provided by an employer or be obtained individually.

Open Enrollment Period

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, individuals without coverage can sign up for medical insurance during an open enrollment period. Currently, the open enrollment period is from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

Special Enrollment Period

You can enroll in coverage outside of open enrollment during a 60-day period following one of the below mentioned events:

  • Having a baby, adopting a child or placing a child in foster care
  • Marriage
  • Moving to a new state
  • Gaining membership in a federally recognized tribe or status as an Alaska Native Clai
  • Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholder
  • Becoming a U.S. citizen
  • Leaving incarceration
  • Change of dependency status of someone on your plan
  • Death of a covered member of your household
  • AmeriCorps VISTA members starting or ending their service
  • Losing other health coverage (through loss of job, losing Medicaid due to an income change, aging off a parent’s plan, or losing COBRA coverage)

You can view your options for medical insurance in the State of Oregon through the following link: