There are 107,000 individuals [Oregonians]currently enrolled in plans through the marketplace. Leslie said she believes there could be another 85,000 to 100,000 people who qualify for a subsidy but don’t know it.
Open enrollment for health plans starts on Nov. 1. This time, Oregon is ready.
So says Berri Leslie, administrator of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, or what used to be Cover Oregon. Since the online insurance website’s disastrous debut two autumns ago, much has changed.
The state and its main vendor Oracle Corp. are still fighting in court over who was to blame for the technological failure. Meanwhile, the state shuttered Cover Oregon and switched to the federal government’s HealthCare.gov site, which was used last year to enroll individuals and small businesses.
The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services took over some of Cover Oregon’s old functions, including outreach, providing information and connecting people with agents.