Cover Oregon to hold special open enrollment period

Cover Oregon to hold special open enrollment period

Nearly 2,000 Oregon residents were incorrectly enrolled into the low-income Oregon Health Plan by the troubled health insurance exchange.

Starting Aug. 31, the people affected will have no coverage through the OHP, the state's version of Medicaid. However, they will have the option to sign up for coverage from private insurers and to qualify for tax credits through Cover Oregon to bring down premiums.

Meanwhile, Cover Oregon is contacting at least 700 people who should have been enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, but were incorrectly enrolled in a commercial health plan instead.

Read more at OregonLive.com