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Oregon Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Oregon.

 

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources

Consumer Rights

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, Civil Rights Division
971.673.0764

Vocational Rehabilitation
Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services Department (OVRS)

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Quick Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Cover Oregon
800.699.9075

State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Oregon Health Plan
800.699.9075

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

Oregon Insurance Division
503.947.7980

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

COBRA-Oregon
Oregon Insurance Division
503.947.7980

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Oregon Health Plan

Oregon Services for Seniors & People with Disabilities
Aging and People with Disabilities

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program
503.378.6233

State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Oregon Health Plan
800.699.9075

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
State Health Improvement Plan
971.673.1300

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)

Transportation

Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Oregon Unemployment Insurance

Information available here. File here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment is available via direct deposit or a debit card. Initial payments will be made to eligible claimants in the third week after applying. Claimants may be required to appear in person at a WorkSource Oregon appointment in order to maintain eligibility. Information for school employees can be found here. Informational how-to videos can be found here. Frequently asked questions are answered here.

There is a comprehensive guidebook available in multiple languages. Customer service and weekly certification phone numbers can be found here.

Updates related to Oregon unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials.

More Information

Paid Family Sick Leave

Oregon’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance law passed in 2019 and will begin providing benefits in 2023.

  • Who’s eligible? Employees who earned $1,000 or more in the year prior to claiming benefits. Self-employed or tribal government employees may opt in. Independent contractors and federal government employees are not covered.
  • Who can be cared for? An individual’s or family member’s serious health condition. Family members include spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, in-law, sibling, grandparent, grandchild or an individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with a covered individual is the equivalent of a family relationship.
  • How much time is given? Up to 12 weeks.
  • How much is paid? Calculated based on the employee’s average weekly wage, up to 100% of their wage.
  • How do I apply? Coming 2023.