If you're enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, Healthy Kids or a private health plan through HealthCare.gov Marketplace, you’ll need to keep us up to date about certain life changes. It’s important to tell us about these changes, because you could end up qualifying for a different amount of financial help or a different type of health coverage.
If you or members of your household have experienced the following life changes since applying for health insurance, you must report the change(s).
Changes in tax filing status; incarceration or release from incarceration; changes in American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment status; other changes that may affect your income or household size; corrections to name, date of birth, or Social Security number.
Certain life changes, called qualifying events, will allow you to change your existing plan and/or add a plan for a new household member during a special enrollment period.
A qualifying event will allow you to change your existing 2014 private health plan or enroll in a plan for the ﬁrst time during a special enrollment period through Cover Oregon. For most people, a qualifying event is required to change or enroll in a plan outside open enrollment.
The following life changes are qualifying events:
In some situations, these life changes may also be considered qualifying events:
*Loss of other health coverage does not include: voluntarily dropping coverage, being terminated from coverage for not paying premiums or losing coverage that is not minimum essential coverage.