Cover Oregon is funded by federal grants through 2015. By 2015, the organization will be self-sustaining, collecting small fees from health plans that sell in Cover Oregon to cover its costs. Listed below is information about the grants currently funding the work of Cover Oregon.
HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE PLANNING GRANT:
Oregon received a $1 million federal grant for the first year of planning for the health insurance exchange. Work conducted under this grant included developing the structure and policies of the exchange, determining resource needs, and building a detailed implementation plan.
- Project grant narrative (.pdf)
QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS:
- Quarter 1 progress report (.pdf)
- Quarter 2 progress report (.pdf)
- Quarter 3 progress report (.pdf)
- Quarter 4 and final progress report (.pdf)
EXCHANGE EARLY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION GRANT:
This grant allows Oregon to set up the information technology systems necessary to have an exchange that is innovative and meets Oregon’s unique needs. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) received this $48 million grant; Cover Oregon is collaborating with OHA to develop the IT system and create a prototype that can be used by other states.
- Read the grant narrative (.pdf)
LEVEL 1 IMPLEMENTATION GRANT:
The Level 1 Implementation Grants fund Cover Oregon through May 2013. Cover Oregon was awarded $8.9 million in August 2011 and $6.68 million in May 2012. These funds allow Cover Oregon to conclude planning and begin implementation.
- Level 1 implementation grant narrative and work plan (.pdf)
- Second level 1 implementation grant narrative and workplan (.pdf)
- First progress report (.pdf)
LEVEL 2 IMPLEMENTATION GRANT:
The Level 2 Implementation Grant will fund Cover Oregon through December 31, 2014, after which time the exchange will be self-sustaining. In January 2013, Oregon was awarded $226 million to operationalize the exchange.