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Cover Oregon gears up for big transition to the federal health care exchange

Nov 7, 2014, Health Care Inc. NW
by Elizabeth Hayes, Staff Reporter- Portland Business Journal

Cover Oregon Executive Director Aaron Patnode says everything is on track for a smooth open enrollment period for Oregonians to sign up for health insurance, starting next Saturday, Nov. 15.

Some positive signs:

  • All 15 insurance carriers have connected to HealthCare.gov and have been testing the system end-to-end for the past five and a half weeks, much longer than the 10-day testing period last year, Patnode said.

  • The most recent quality assurance report from consultant Maximus gave the system "green" or low-risk ratings in eight of 10 categories

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