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The COFA Premium Assistance Program

2019 Oregon COFA Premium Assistance Program Overview


Chuukese | Marshallese | Palauan | Pohnpeian

The Compact of Free Association (COFA) Premium Assistance Program provides free health insurance for low-income citizens of the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated State of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau who live in Oregon under the compact.

How it works

The State of Oregon pays for the enrollee’s share of premiums for standard silver-level health insurance plans purchased through HealthCare.gov. The plans cover doctor’s visits, emergency care, preventative care (such as mammograms and screenings for blood pressure and diabetes), prescriptions and much more. Enrollees do not pay any bills for accepted in-network services.

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Several organizations offer tax preparation help, electronic tax filing services, or both to tax filers; in some cases, help is free.

Find out what resources are available to you and get information about electronic filing (e-file):

“Where’s my COFA reimbursement?” is updated once every 72 hours.

Please enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, your last name, and the refund amount as shown on your COFA Premium Assistance Program reimbursement claim form (#440-5133).


When to check status of your reimbursement:

  • 1 week after faxing your claim form; or
  • 2 weeks after mailing your claim form.

Enrollment events

La Grande
When: Friday, October 11, 4 to 8 p.m. & Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Lighthouse Church, 10501 W 1st St., Island City, OR 97850

Portland
When: Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Wallace Medical Concern, 124 NE 181st Ave., Ste. 103, Portland, OR 97230

Salem
When: Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Salem Hospital, Building D, 939 Oak St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Tigard
When:  Saturday, November 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue 51, 8935 SW Burnham St., Tigard, OR 97223

Portland
When: Saturday, November 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97233

Salem
When: Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Salem Hospital, Building D, 939 Oak St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Office hours
When: October 1 to December 15, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m., walk-ins and by appointment
Where: 3000 Market St. NE, Ste. 201, Salem, OR 97301
Josh Osborn, Pacific View Financial 971-599-1138
Jackie Leung, APANO OR COFA Project 626-848-8619

Questions?

Contact us at:

COFA Premium Assistance Program
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
P.O. Box 14480
Salem, OR 97309
COFA.Marketplace@oregon.gov
1-855-268-3767 (toll free) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, except holidays

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible

To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • At least 19 years old;
  • Currently not pregnant;
  • Citizen of the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia or Republic of Palau who entered the United States under the COFA;
  • Resident of Oregon;
  • Earn less than the amount in the table below for their family size;
Family Size Annual Income
1 $16,753
2 $22,715
3 $28,676
4 $34,638
5 $40,600
6 $46,561
7 $52,523
  • Not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare;
  • Not eligible for coverage under an employer-sponsored health plan;
  • Not eligible for coverage under a health plan as an active military enlistee, a retired military personnel, or a dependent of an active or retired military enlistee;
  • Not enrolled in coverage available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or TRICARE; and
  • Eligible for advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions available through HealthCare.gov.

More information contact us at:

COFA Premium Assistance Program
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
P.O. Box 14480
Salem, OR 97309
COFA.Marketplace@oregon.gov
1-855-268-3767 (toll free) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, except holidays

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