Due to a special waiver from the federal government, Oregonians who have already been screened through other services for their children are eligible for fast-track enrollment in the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid), and only need to send back a completed “fast-track” form to enroll in coverage.

Fast-track enrollment is available to Oregonians who meet income and residency qualifications for the Oregon Health Plan, and are enrolled in one of the following for their children:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Healthy Kids/OHP

You can be eligible for SNAP if you earn up to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. (That’s about $2,392 month – or $28,704 per year – for a family of two.) You can be eligible for Healthy Kids if you earn up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. (That’s about $3,891 per month – or $46,692 per year – for a family of two).

Those who meet the 2014 income limits for Medicaid (138% of the Federal Poverty Level, equal to $1,784 per month – or $21,408 per year – for a family of two) will receive a fast-track enrollment letter from the Oregon Health Authority, to let them know how to enroll. Anyone who believes they are eligible and has not received a letter should call 1-800-699-9075 to reach an OHP customer service representative and enroll over the phone.

For more information about Fast Track and to download forms, visit: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/healthplan/Pages/fast-track.aspx.