BEND, OR -- The deadline to sign up for health insurance this year is February 15th. But, if you haven't yet signed up, the Oregon Health Authority is offering opportunities to ask questions and get enrolled, throughout the state. OHA officials will be in Bend today. "Anybody who has OHP or private coverage needs to do something in order to be able to keep their health insurance. So, if you have questions, you should come out," says Deanna Simon with the Oregon Health Authority. She tells KBND News, "If you haven't applied for some sort of health coverage, you could be losing it. We want people to be as informed as possible."
Tuesday's enrollment fair begins at 11 a.m. at The Environmental Center in downtown Bend (16 NW Kansas Ave.). It lasts until 4:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring employer and income information, policy numbers for any current health insurance and your Social Security number. OHA will host another event Thursday at the Redmond library, 1-4:30 p.m. There is no appointment needed for either event.