Cover Oregon sets application deadline in 2 weeks

November 20, 2013 • Business

Cover Oregon executive director Rocky King speaks before a Joint Interim Committee on Legislative Audits, Information Management and Technology hearing in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The committee had questions about Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange, which still hasn’t launched its online enrollment system and severely lags other states in signing people up for health care under the new federal health law.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — People who want health coverage beginning in January through Oregon’s troubled insurance exchange need to act fast.

State officials said Wednesday they don’t expect to have the online enrollment system working in time for people to enroll in plans that begin on the first of the year. They also announced that paper applications, their backup system, must be mailed within just two weeks, by Dec. 4.

Exchange Director Rocky King faced sharp questioning from state lawmakers for the first time Login to read more

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