Those needing health insurance can now enroll as part of a COVID-19 special enrollment period, which lasts until May 15, 2021. 

The special enrollment period will allow people throughout the United States, including Oregonians, who are looking for health coverage to shop at HealthCare.gov.

The enrollment period is available to everyone, not just those who have experienced a life-changing event. Until May 15, any person who is eligible to shop through the marketplace may enroll in new coverage or change their current plan.

Individuals making $51,040 or less per year, and families of four making $104,800 or less, may get help paying for coverage. In 2020, more than seven in 10 Oregonians who chose plans through HealthCare.gov got financial help for monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The savings lowered the average premium to just $145 per month.