Residents in Coos and Curry Counties are taking advantage of free enrollment assistance with Oregon Health Plan health insurance renewals, or first time applications, provided Coast Community Health Center Certified Assisters. OHP is Oregon’s public health insurance plan for adults and children.
In April, 3,800 residents of Coos and Curry counties were mailed OHP renewal notices, according to Laura Williams, who directs customer service and provider relations for Western Oregon Advanced Health. That number represents only those OHP members whose insurance plans are managed by WOAH, the state’s local Coordinated Care Organization. Members whose plans are managed by another CCO, and those on an open OHP Open Card, should also watch their mailboxes for renewal notices.
Outreach and Enrollment Workers can assist OHP members with renewals and help first time members check their eligibility and sign up. Eligibility is based on several factors, including household income, and policies must be renewed annually. Those who would like help with OHP applications for themselves or a household member are invited to contact Coast Community Health Center’s Outreach and Enrollment staff in Port Orford or Bandon. Visit Coast Community Health Center online for a checklist of information required for health insurance renewals or first time applications at coastcommunityhealth.org/insurance-enrollment-assistance.
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