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Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Grant opportunities for insurance agents

Partner Agent Grants

On May 7, 2018, the Department of Consumer and Business Services released a request for grant proposals (RFGP) for the Marketplace’s Partner Agent Program. This program provides promotion, funding, and support for qualified, resident agents with the goal of helping educate and enroll Oregonians in the Marketplace.

Proposals are due Thursday, June 7, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The RFGP and supporting documents can be found on ORPIN and on our website under Agents resource center, towards the bottom of the page. Please contact Frances Wilkins, Procurement Specialist, at (503) 947-7008 or frances.j.wilkins@oregon.gov if you have any questions about this opportunity.

COFA Program Partner Agent Grants

On April 30, 2018, the COFA Premium Assistance Program Agent Partner RFGP was posted on ORPIN. We invite any insurance agents or agencies interested to submit a proposal. The purpose of this grant is to provide program outreach and enrollment assistance to the COFA communities in Oregon. Grantees will assist with enrollment events during open enrollment, as well as SEP enrollment and claims reimbursement throughout the year.

Proposals are due Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The RFGP can be found here, searching DCBS as the organization. Please contact Margarita Nunez, Procurement Specialist, at (503) 947-7222 or margarita.f.nunez@oregon.gov if you have any questions about this opportunity.

"COFA" stands for the Compact of Free Association, a treaty that allows people from the Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau to come to the U.S. to live, work or go to school without being a U.S. citizen. However, they are not eligible for Medicaid (the Oregon Health Plan), regardless of income or number of years of residence in the U.S. (They can receive emergency coverage, known as CAWEM.)

The COFA Premium Assistance Program is a Marketplace premium-assistance program for eligible adults who:

  • Entered the U.S. under the Compact of Free Association
  • Have income below 139 percent of poverty
  • Are not eligible for other health coverage


 Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace



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