Alternative Ways to Continue Coverage
If you participate in the Kaiser or Providence HMO options available through the Trust, you may have alternative coverage options including a conversion option and self-payment rights under state continuation laws which may differ from the continuation coverage described here. If you participate in the Kaiser or Providence option, please contact your plan:
Providence Health Plans
(503) 574-7500 Portland
Kaiser Permanente HMO
(503) 813-2000 Portland
Generally, you must apply for conversion coverage within strict time limits (often 30 days or less). You should note that if you enroll in an individual conversion plan, you lose your right under federal law to purchase individual health insurance that does not impose any pre-existing condition limitations when your conversion policy coverage ends. If you elect continuation coverage, you may elect to participate in another option for which you are eligible during the Trust's annual open enrollment period.