Health insurance causing rate shock

Health insurance causing rate shock

As the first wave of notices about health reform changes go out, some Oregonians are experiencing rate shock.

Bottom line: The changes mandated by Obamacare will impact consumers in different ways, depending on their age, their current plan and other factors. Consumers will want to shop around -- on the state's health exchange Cover Oregon when it opens Oct. 1 or outside the exchange via health insurance agents and brokers -- to determine their best options, experts say.

"People really need to shop," said Cheryl Martinis, a spokeswoman with the Oregon Insurance Division. "And we'll be telling them that generally the best place to shop is Cover Oregon. It's important that people understand they have options."

Read more at OregonLive.com.