Cover Oregon Owes Agents

3-3 cover oregonMEDFORD, Ore. — The challenged Cover Oregon is causing another headache for insurance agents that helped enroll people in coverage.

Cover Oregon agents were responsible for enrolling more than a 20 percent of the people who came in through the exchange. The agents are due commission negotiated with Cover Oregon, usually a percentage of a customer’s premiums.

But of the total $1.4 million due to agents, only about $600,000 has been paid. One southern Oregon agent says his company is getting about $25 a month. When they should be getting $3,000 to $4,000.

“We’ve got other irons in the fire that keep the office going, keep the lights on. So it’s not 100 percent of our business, it just took up 100 percent of our time during that period,” said David Cuttrell, Cover Oregon Agent.

Cover Oregon says the delay is due to difficulties linking each enrollee with the agent who signed them up. It says it has a team working on the problem and will pay each agent what they’re due on a rolling basis.


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  1. Postone says:

    This is typical of governments, be it local, state or federal…. “Do as we say not as we do”! And they wonder why people hate them!

  2. jb says:

    Obviously not everyone hates them. They were all voted back in. Is oregon just filled with people so rich that they don’t care. Or is the majority people riding the welfare bus and content with the easy life system the government has put in place for them to manipulate. My wife and I both work and are sick of watching this government piss away millions of dollars without being held accountable. It’s like one big political reality tv show that the general public just seems to be eating up.

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