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Insurance Customers Shop For Deals At Healthcare.gov


New data from the feds show most Oregonians who buy individual health insurance are shopping around for the best deal.

So far this enrollment season, about 130,000 Oregonians have signed up for insurance through Healthcare.gov. That’s 34 percent more than last year.

But Jesse O’Brien, with the Oregon Public Interest Research Group, said the statistic that caught his eye was that 20 percent of people simply re-enrolled with the insurance they had last year.

“Oregonians really ought to be shopping around, especially with the big premium changes that are happening for this year,” he said.

The benchmark silver plans, for example, went up an average 23 percent. But some companies only have single digit increases.

Open enrollment continues through January 31st. And even people who’ve been automatically re-enrolled still have time to change plans.

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