During the 2022 open enrollment period, 146,602 Oregonians signed up for health insurance coverage, the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace announced Thursday, January 27.
The federal government has extended the open enrollment period for 2022 health coverage from 45 to 76 days (from November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022). This additional window of time has seen more Oregonians enroll in health coverage than in the past two years (141,089 people in 2021 and 145,264 people in 2020).
Additionally, the American Rescue Plan Act (2021) has made health insurance purchased on the Marketplace more affordable than ever. Individuals and families will pay less for health insurance with financial assistance available through OregonHealthCare.gov.
“I’m thrilled to see more Oregonians taking advantage of the tremendous savings available on health coverage through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace,” said Chiqui Flowers, Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Administrator. Oregon. “Health coverage is key to helping Oregonians get the care they need to stay healthy. We are encouraged to see the benefits that the American Rescue Plan Act and the extended open enrollment period will have on people’s ability to seek the care they need.
Individuals who missed the open enrollment deadline may still have the opportunity to obtain health coverage in the marketplace if they have experienced a qualifying life event such as moving house, involuntary loss of health coverage, having or adopt a child, marry, change citizenship and be released from incarceration. Enrolled Tribal Members and Alaska Natives can purchase health coverage any time of the year.
Oregonians can preview the plans and savings available to them by answering a few short questions on OregonHealthCare.gov. The website is also the best place to find health insurance experts who can help you one-on-one with the application and enrollment process by phone, email, or in person. Visit OregonHealthCare.gov today to get started.