Oregon — The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is now open for enrollment and this enrollment season may be more important than ever.
From November 1st to December 15th Oregonians can apply for health insurance through the Healthcare.gov website.
Amy Coven with the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace says they expect an increase in enrollment due to COVID-19 job losses.
Coven says if you lost insurance due to unemployment, there are options through the marketplace.
“Because of the pandemic this year we do estimate there are thousands of Oregonians that lost their coverage and may be even enrolled in COBRA so there’s a lot of people who are eligible this year that may not realize the marketplace exists,” said Coven.
The open enrollment period for 2021 goes through December 15th.
To see if you’re eligible visit Healthcare.gov
Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5.
Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online.
Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.