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Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A spokesperson for Cover Oregon confirmed that roughly 80,000 people enrolled through Cover Oregon will have to re-enroll this fall when they move to the federal exchange.

However, Ariane Holm with Cover Oregon explained that regardless of the technology transition, customers would have had to resubmit their information.

Holm added that anyone who enrolled in coverage through Cover Oregon does not need to take any action right now.

Cover Oregon staff is currently exploring options to make the re-enrollment process easier by having customers’ information already show up in the system, so it doesn’t need to be reentered, Holm said.

The open enrollment period is set to begin Nov. 15.


Our Response & Your Comments

Just when you thought you could wake up from the Cover Oregon nightmare. When you thought nobody could inflict more incompetence, missed deadlines and lousy TV ads on Oregonians who just want to buy health insurance. Now, to paraphrase Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” character – They’re baaaack!

Yes, indeed, folks. They are. Now you not only have to renew your policy (a pretty simple task). You have to start from scratch! Name, address – the whole enchilada!

But don’t worry – Cover Oregon staff is looking at ways to “make the enrollment process easier.” What could possibly go wrong?

Tip to all who are re-enrolling: Be afraid. Be very afraid.


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