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Health insurance open houses are set

Sessions enable people to enroll via federal website.

Cover Oregon has scheduled several open houses in the next two weeks to enable people and small businesses to enroll for health insurance coverage via the federal website.

Dec. 15 is the deadline for the open enrollment period, if people want to start their coverage on Jan. 1. Otherwise, open enrollment runs through Feb. 15.

People are requested to use the website to pre-register.


At the open houses, people are asked to bring their Social Security or noncitizen identification numbers, plus income documents, self-employment documents or an estimate of yearly income.

For telephone assistance, call the HealthCare.gov service center at 1 (855) 318-2596.

Days, times and places of Portland metro area open houses are listed.

Tuesday, Dec. 2: 3 to 7 p.m., Willow Creek Center of Portland Community College, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton. (Great Room)

Saturday, Dec. 6: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland.

Monday, Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cover Oregon headquarters, 16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Durham. (Training room; walk-ins are welcome)

Tuesday, Dec. 9: 3 to 7 p.m., Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, Portland.

Saturday, Dec. 13: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland.


(503) 385-4899


Clarifies that open enrollment period runs through Feb. 15, but Dec. 15 is the deadline for those who want coverage to start Jan. 1. JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT