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Northeast Oregon Network assisting with health care signups

Deadline for federal program is Dec. 15

Published on November 21, 2017 10:07AM

NEON is provide free help to people signing up for health insurance during HealthCare.gov’s open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 15.

This is the time to choose a health insurance plan if you do not have coverage through a job or another program. It does not apply to the Oregon Health Plan, which has no deadline.

“Especially after months of political debates over health care, anyone could be confused about what’s available and how to get covered,” said Vixen Radford-Wecks, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist and Community Health Worker for the network. “But 2018 plans –– and help paying for them –– are available again at HealthCare.gov, and we can help people complete the application, understand their plan options and get covered.”

Many Oregonians qualify for help paying for coverage. For example, individuals making less than $48,000 or families of four with income less than $98,000 may be eligible through HealthCare.gov.

Network staff have been trained and certified by the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. Staffers can assist Wallowa County consumers enrolling in any health insurance program, whether through HealthCare.gov, the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare.

Appointment: 541-398-2539 or vradford@neonoregon.org .


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