What you need to know
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the federal government extended health coverage, services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults and provided extra food benefits. Some of these flexibilities and temporary programs will end as the federal COVID-19 PHE phases out.
Oregon is planning for how these changes will affect people, with a goal of keeping as many people as possible connected to benefits and covered by a health plan. You can play a critical role in helping your employees keep covered. Learn more below.Public Health Emergency (PHE) unwinding project resources
Small business health coverage resources
Small-group coverage is available year round, unlike individual health insurance, which has a set enrollment window.
If you have at least one employee who receives a W2, you can purchase coverage for yourself and your workers at any time. Small businesses with one to 50 employees can purchase a plan from any insurer offering a small-group plan in Oregon.
**Employees who are offered employer-sponsored coverage likely are not eligible for financial assistance through HealthCare.gov.
If you are not currently offering health insurance, but want to get an estimate of what offering coverage through a Marketplace certified plan may cost, use our premium calculator. You can then use that information to use the tax credit estimator.
If you need help getting more information about these plans or other available options, please contact a licensed agent. You can find a local agent through the Marketplace website.
Learn more about health coverage options for small businesses.
Outreach resources for employers