SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Consumers and Business Services has issued an "emergency order" to health insurance companies, requiring that they allow Oregonians extra time to make premium payments.
Under the order, health insurance companies have to provide at least a 60-day grace period for any past due premiums. They must also pay claims for any covered services during the first 30 days of that grace period.
The order also directs insurers to extend all deadlines for reporting claims and other communications, as well as providing customers with communication options that meet the state's physical distancing standards.
According to DCBS, the order lasts through June 3, and will likely be extended in 30-day increments while the COVID-19 response continues.