Nearly 80,000 Cover Oregon customers will have to re-enroll

, Posted: Wed, June 4 2014 at 9:55 AM, Updated: Wed, June 4 2014 at 3:59 PM

Nearly 80,000 Cover Oregon customers will have to re-enroll

Medford, Ore. -- People who enrolled in Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange will have to re-enroll for coverage as Cover Oregon transitions to the federal government.

Come November, about 80,000 Oregonians will have to log on to healthcare.gov to get their insurance. Officials from the Cover Oregon Transition Project say that Oregonians eventually would have had to go back and update their information, so despite switching to a federal site, some of this was going to have to happen anyway.

About 422,000 Oregonians in total enrolled in new health care this year — that ranked the state seventh out of the 15 states that launched their own websites.

The Cover Oregon website never worked as it was meant to, so the board decided in April to move to the federal government site

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