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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.

 

Employment

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

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, Civil Rights Division
971.673.0764
www.oregon.gov/BOLI/CRD/Pages/index.aspx

Vocational Rehabilitation
Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services Department (OVRS)
www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/Pages/index.aspx

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Cover Oregon
800.699.9075
www.oregon.gov/BOLI/CRD/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon Insurance Division
503.947.7980
www.insurance.oregon.gov/

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Oregon
Oregon Insurance Division
503.947.7980
www.insurance.oregon.gov/

State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Healthy Kids
800.699.9075
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/or/index.html

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/or/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Oregon Health Plan
www.oregon.gov/oha/healthplan

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

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/spd/rules/411_030.pdf

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

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

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
State Health Improvement Plan
971.673.1300
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/About/Pages/HealthImprovement.aspx

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Oregon Unemployment Insurance
www.oregon.gov/Employ/Unemployment/Pages/default.aspx

Information available here: https://www.oregon.gov/Employ/Unemployment/Pages/default.aspx. File here: https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm?u=F20200413A143729B75039469.7934&lang=E The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $648. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. 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: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/School-Employee-Information.aspx. Informational how-to videos can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/Informational-Videos.aspx. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/UI-FAQ.aspx.

There is a comprehensive guidebook available in multiple languages here: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Claimant_Handbook/Pages/default.aspx. Customer service and weekly certification phone numbers can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/UI-FAQ.aspx.

Updates related to Oregon unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://govstatus.egov.com/ORUnemployment_COVID19 and https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Documents/UI%20101%20Question%20and%20Answer%20Sheet_FINAL.pdf

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.

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/743A.192

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.