Health Insurance Application Assistance
Application Assistance for Health Insurance Shoppers. Oregon Health Insurance License 16520021
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Portland Benefits Group is an independent health and life insurance agency in Oregon. On our site you can review quotes, request a call from our principal agent David Taxer, and even apply for insurance if you find a plan you like. Insurance Applications are often easier with an agents help so call 503-828-1970 to speak to David about your insurance.
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Portland Benefits Group is a Certified Cover Oregon Agency. We can assist you with your Cover Oregon application for health insurance and explain the benefits of any health plan on Cover Oregon. Click Here to view rates on our website.
Important. Marketplace Open enrollment ends April 31. You can still buy a Marketplace health plan only if you qualify for a special enrollment period. You can apply for Medicaid and CHIP any time. Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts November 15, 2014.
Assistance with your Health Insurance Application:
Dear Insurance Shopper,
With high premiums and high deductibles, getting insurance is about trying to find a balance between coverage that lets you sleep at night and premiums that let you eat during the day. A good agent can assist you all of your options under the law, from using the exchange to helping you purchase insurance privately.
Obamacare is confusing and if you choose the wrong plan you could be forfeiting thousands of dollars in government assistance.We can help you understand all of your options under the new law, and assist you with the Cover Oregon application process.
David Taxer Licensed Agent NPN# 16520021 Will Answer Your Questions. Health and Life Licenses held for OR, WA, CA, AZ, TX, MI, OH, PA, VA, NC, and SC.
As a Licensed and Exchange Certified Health and Life Agent I can submit your Cover Oregon application electronically. Agents like myself have been able to do so since late November. I can show you the plans, discuss networks, and let you know if tax credits and reduced premiums are available for you through Cover Oregon, or help you shop privately if you are not elighible for a subsidy.
Health Insurance Application Assistance
Individuals who intend to file an application with Cover Oregon or the federal Health Insurance Marketplace for medical health insurance should be aware that the application requires accurate assessments of their income to qualify for your tax credit, which is estimated and portioned out so that your monthly premium for your families health insurance is partially paid for each month. An agent can advise you on the size of your tax credit as well as what strategies should be taken to get the best results. Since the tax credit is advanced to you, if you underestimate your income then the IRS may want some of their money back, so I generally recommend overestimating your income at least a little bit. By how much tends to be a case-by-case basis as everyone has a diferent situation.
Applications can be submitted over the telephone, by mail, or eventually online by consumers at coveroregon.com. A patchwork online application has been released by the State. Instructions and the links are below. For assistance contact David Taxer at PBG. If you do intend to attempt an online application by yourself, here are the instructions from Cover Oregon’s webpage.
Why Use A Cover Oregon Agent
If you are shopping for an individual plan, a licensed health insurance agent can help. Agents can help you compare plans, fill out an insurance company application and assist with claims.
How are Agents Paid?
Agents are paid by Cover Oregon. However, the insurance company pays their fee and it is already built into the cost of the premium. That means you don’t pay any more for insurance if you use an agent.
Links to Enrollment information:
TOP 9 MOST IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE REFORM FACTS
Portland Benefits Group
Section on Application Assistance for Cover Oregon Applicants
- With high premiums and high deductibles, getting insurance is about trying to find a balance between coverage that lets you sleep at night and premiums that let you eat during the day.
- The deadline to avoid the fine is March 31. Coverage may still be applied for through Cover Oregon until April 30 however you may still pay the fine.
- If you have not applied for insurance by then, and you do not meet the strict guidelines for financial hardship, you will be subject to a fine.
- The fine is 1% of your household income for each adult in your household without qualified coverage.
- A family of 4 making up to $94,200 is still eligible for a tax credit applied directly to your monthly insurance premium. You only pay the difference.
- If you do not qualify for subsidies there are still affordable plans you can get and avoid the penalty
- If those are still unaffordable there are other alternatives without the required preventative care, that give you coverage, but may subject you to the penalty.
- These much less expensive alternative plans, even with the penalty, are generally less expensive than Obamacare plans.
- One way to reduce costs is to purchase a less expensive Bronze plan and combine that with gap insurance
For each person who is applying for health insurance, you must include:
- Social Security number (if you have one)
- Alien Resident number (if you have one)
If you choose to apply for financial savings, include the following information for all applicable household members:
- Tax-filing information
- Income information
By gathering this information before you start your application, you should be able to finish filling it out within 1 hour. After 1 hour, your information will be lost and you will need to start over. If you think you’ll need more time, you can print the application, fill it out and then mail or fax at your convenience.
2) Protect your identity
If you are using a shared computer, fully close the browser after submitting your application. This will keep other users from having access to your personal information.
3) If the application is successfully received, you will receive an enrollment kit in 2-3 weeks after verifying your income and other data. This kit will contain your Case Number and Shopping Group Number. You will need this information to enroll in a chosen plan. Plans can be shopped online or discussed with an agent or broker. An agent can enroll you or you can go online and submit your enrollment form for your chosen plan.
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