Michael Cox with "Cover Oregon" says paper and electronic applications are being utilized, until the website is fully functioning.
"We encourage everyone to go to the Cover Oregon website and fill out the paper application right there on the front page, you can do a traditional application and as long as you get it in by December 15th, you will be covered by January 1st."
Cover Oregon has hired additional workers to process these paper applications -- while the website is being worked on.
More than 17-thousand people have already applied. Once the application is submitted, people will receive written notice from Cover Oregon about whether they're eligible for the Oregon Health Plan or subsidies.
Cover Oregon has brought in high tech staff and engineers at no cost to them to help get the website fully fucntioning.