Friday, January 17, 2014
CSC, a certified Cover Oregon community partner in Lincoln County, has helped more than 230 people to enroll in Cover Oregon.
Cover Oregon is a marketplace where Oregonians can find and purchase health insurance. If you are uninsured, buy insurance on your own, or own a small business with 50 or fewer eligible employees, you can get health insurance through Cover Oregon. Some people will also get help paying for their plan.
According to Aracelly Guevara, the CSC Health Program Coordinator and a Certified Assister for Cover Oregon, the 230 people were of all ages and backgrounds. While Guevara is bilingual in English and Spanish, she had to call in for some help.
"We had individuals that spoke Korean, Cantonese and Filipino. Cover Oregon quickly provided translation services to make sure we could get everybody enrolled."
One local artist came to Guevara for assistance with her application. She had been uninsured for a number of years, and was amazed at how simple the enrollment process was - definitely a success story for Cover Oregon.
The Affordable Care Act mandates that all individuals be covered by a health plan by March 31, 2014, or be faced with a fine. There are exceptions, such as relocation, job loss, or a change in family status.
For more information on health plan, to download an application, or to view information on deadlines and penalties, visit www.coveroregon.com or call 855-268-3767.
To get help with a Cover Oregon application in Lincoln County, contact:
Health Program Coordinator
Certified Assister for Cover Oregon
120 NE Avery Street, Newport Oregon 97365 (2nd Floor)
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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