Oregon will allow insurers to extend policies

Oregon will allow insurers to extend policies

Credit: Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com staff

Oregon will allow insurers to extend policies

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by JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's insurance commissioner is allowing health insurers to extend for up to a year health plans that had been slated for cancellation because they don't comply with the federal health care law.

The move announced Friday means some of the 145,000 people who have received notices that their insurance will be cancelled may be able to keep their plans.

Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali is leaving it up to insurance companies to decide whether they want to continue plans.

Oregon's announcement follows President Barack Obama's decision on Thursday to allow the continued sale of insurance plans that don't comply with the minimum standards in the Affordable Care Act.

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