Same-sex marriage: special PERS Health Insurance Program enrollment period
The PERS Health Insurance Program (PHIP) is offering an Open Enrollment Period to persons eligible to participate in PHIP and their same sex-spouses, as well as eligible dependents, who had previously been unable to enroll due to federal tax law restrictions.
Oregon's Department of Administrative Services has directed state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions.
The enrollment opportunity extends through April 30, 2014. You can download an Enrollment Request Form. Coverage will be effective on the first day of the month following receipt of your application.
Outside of this special enrollment period, normal PHIP enrollment guidelines will apply to same-sex marriage partners.
Please note: PHIP cannot enroll registered domestic partners under Oregon's law as that program is not considered the same as a marriage.
For more information, please contact PHIP customer service at 800-768-7377.
The Oregon PERS Retiree Insurance Program provides medical and dental insurance plan options as well as long term care insurance for Oregon PERS retirees. These plans offer coverage for retirees, their spouses, and eligible dependents.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality health insurance services so each member can be afforded a healthy retirement.
Because of the complexities related to health insurance options at retirement, we have updated our website to include information to assist both employers and employees determine what options are available to PERS retirees and their eligible dependents. Please view our " Employers" section or select "Health Insurance Options & Retirement" for valuable information.
If you are not yet Medicare eligible, PERS health plans may not be your best choice. Check with your employer about options for non-Medicare eligible retirees. Employer's plans often receive better benefits and rates.
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