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Cover Oregon Information for Students

The Affordable Care Act

Contact Information

For information and questions about private health insurance you purchased through Cover Oregon in 2014, call the Cover Oregon Service Center or send an email.

For information and questions about the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), call the OHP Application Processing Center (for questions about your application) or OHP Client Services (if you're already enrolled) .

For information and questions about enrolling in a plan for 2015, go to www.healthCare.gov or call the HealthCare.gov Service Center.

Cover Oregon Service Center: 1-855-CoverOR (1-855-268-3767)
Cover Oregon Email info@coveroregon.com
Oregon Health Plan Processing Center: 1-800-699-9075
Oregon Health Plan Client Services: 1-800-273-0557
HeolthCore.gov Service Center: 1-800-318-2596


The fee for not having coverage in 2014

If you didn't have coverage in 2014, you'll pay the higher of these two amounts when you file your 2014 federal tax return:

1% of your yearly household income. (Only the amount of income above the tax filing threshold, about $10,000 for on individual, is used to calculate the penalty.) The maximum penalty is the notional overage premium for a bronze plan.

$95 per person for the year ($47.50 per child under 18). The maximum penalty per family using this method is $285.


The fee in 2015

If you don't have coverage in 2015, you'll pay the higher of these two amounts:

2% of your yearly household income. (Only the amount of income above the tax filing threshold, about $10,000 for an individual, is used to calculate the penalty.) The maximum penalty is the national average premium for a bronze plan.

$325 per person for the year ($162.50 per child under 18). The maximum penalty per family using this method is $975.


The fee after 2015

The penalty increases every year. In 2016 it's 2.5% of income or $695 per person. After that, it's adjusted for inflation.

How you pay the fee

You will pay the fee on the federal income tax return you file for the year you don't have coverage. Most people will file their 2014 returns in early 2015 and their 2015 returns in early 2016.


Deschutes County Health Services is Now Offering Dental Screening for Adults

Are you low income, and do you have a dental issue that needs attention? DCHS now offers screenings to eligible adult clients (18 and older), so you can access dental services (fillings and extractions) on the COCC campus.


Screening appointments will take approximately 01 minutes and will occur in the dental screening room in the OCHS building.

To have your name added to the screening list, please contact someone at a Reception Desk at Deschutes County Health Services in the Courtney Building in Bend, or call (541) 322-7400.

  • Once your name is on the screening list at DCHS, you will be called to be scheduled for a screening.
  • If dental needs are noted at the screening, you will be contacted by staff at cocc to be scheduled for dental services at COCC.
  • The dental screenings are completely free, however there is a small supply fee of $20.00 for each dental service performed at COCC.