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Tuesday Deadline to Sign Up for Private Health Insurance in Oregon Marketplace

January 16th is the last day to sign up for private health insurance in Oregon's health insurance marketplace. Open enrollment is the exclusive time of year when individuals can sign up for private health insurance and Tuesday is the deadline.

Since open enrollment began on November 1st, nearly 141,000 people have signed up for health insurance in 2024.

More than 80% of Oregonians who have enrolled in medical coverage through "OregonHealthCare.gov" are getting financial help with an average savings of over $525 per month. These savings reduce the monthly premium to have health insurance. Additional financial help called cost-sharing reductions are available for thousands of Oregonians with out-of-pocket costs on Silver-level plans.

Oregonians who are losing Oregon Health Plan benefits or who experience another major life change -- such as marriage, having or adopting a baby, moving or changing jobs -- may also be able to enroll outside the open enrollment period.

"OregonHealthCare.gov" offers a quick and easy-to-use window-shopping tool at "orhim.info/shop" where users can preview which plans and savings are available to them. The tool also allows users to see which plans cover their prescription drugs and are networked with their preferred primary care doctor or hospitals.

All Oregonians who do not currently have health insurance available to them are encouraged to start at "OregonHealthCare.gov."
Posted on 1/13/24 5:18AM by Chuck Benson