Health plan goes live Oct. 1

Health plan goes live Oct. 1

Oregon's health insurance exchange website goes live Oct. 1, and isn't expected to go smoothly due to technical difficulties..

“It’s not going to be beautiful implementation,” said Rocky King, executive director of Cover Oregon.

A major challenge as the exchange rolls out, King said, will be technological in nature. The website will be taking a phased approach when open enrollment begins Oct. 1. For the first couple of weeks, Oregonians will only be able to apply for coverage through an agent or community partner.

Red more at The Statesman Journal.