Oregon is considered one of the leading states for healthcare, particularly for seniors. It ranks among the highest for long-term care services. And, certain provisions that began on Jan. 1, 2016, expand insurance coverage, including that for prescription medicines. Despite these changes, Oregon has some of the nation’s lowest healthcare costs.
Oregon has a population of nearly 4.03 million people in 36 counties.According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 484,589 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 371,483 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
In Oregon, there are approximately 54 carriers, including: Atrio Health Plans, Care N’ Care, Moda Health Plan and Priority Health. But the 2015 departure of the carrier Regence in several Oregon counties took a toll, with more than 3,000 enrollees losing coverage.
U.S. News & World Report awarded 5/5 stars to Kaiser Permanente’s plans, the top-rated in the state. For Medicare Advantage in Oregon, consumers have various plan options, including: HMOs and HMO-POS plans (both in- and out-of-network providers permitted); PPOs; PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans; and Special Needs Plans (SNPs).
The Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program provides personalized counseling related to Medicare Advantage, and Medicare, in general. They’re available at (800) 722-4134.
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