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Building Codes Division rule clarifies titling of recreational park trailers ('tiny houses on wheels') - 06/06/18

(Salem) – The Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD), in cooperation with Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services (DMV), filed an administrative rule June 1, 2018, to help provide a mechanism for recreational park trailer (tiny houses on wheels) manufacturers to obtain an ownership document from DMV.

The new rule defines a “recreational park trailer” as:

  • A single living unit that is primarily designed and completed on a single chassis, mounted on wheels, to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or other seasonal use;
  • Is certified by the manufacturer as complying with a nationally recognized standard for the construction of recreational vehicles; and
  • Has a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the setup mode.

“We believe this rule will help provide clarity for manufacturers and allow an unfettered path to titling these types of recreational vehicles in Oregon,” said Mark Long, Building Codes Division administrator.

BCD filed the rule change after learning its attempt to deregulate this important emerging industry inadvertently affected the eligibility for tiny houses on wheels to apply for a vehicle title.

Under the new rule, DMV will be able to issue a title for recreational park trailers and file the ownership information in its records. Recreational park trailers may be moved in the following ways:

  • Shipping by a commercial moving company
  • Vehicle trip permit from DMV –http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/vehicle/trippermit.aspx
  • Over-dimension permit from the Motor Carrier Transportation Division if the load is more than 8.5 feet wide – http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/MCT/Pages/Over-Dimension.aspx

DMV plans to start accepting title applications for recreational park trailers later this year.

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Any time you need to visit a DMV office, first check www.OregonDMV.com to find office hours and locations, and to make sure you have everything you need before your visit. You also can do some DMV business from home at OregonDMV.com.

The Building Codes Division is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.  Visit www.bcd.oregon.gov.  

Aprenda lo básico acerca de los seguros de salud en un taller local gratuito - 05/25/18

(Salem) – El próximo mes, el Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Oregon y la Asociación de Comunidades Latinas auspiciarán el taller “Lo Básico Acerca de Seguros de Salud.” El taller ofrecido en español explicará todo lo que necesita saber en cuanto a la información básica sobre cobertura de seguros de salud.
 
Este evento abierto al público se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Redmond el día viernes 8 de junio de 6:00 a 8:30 de la noche. El lugar del evento es Redmond Proficiency Academy, 150 SW 25th St., Redmond.
 
Los participantes recibirán información que les ayudará a sentirse confiados en cuanto a la obtención de cobertura de seguros de salud. Un educador del Mercado de Seguros de Salud con mucha experiencia presentará información en cuanto a:

  • Tipos de seguros de salud, incluyendo Medicare, el Plan de Seguros de Salud de Oregon, y los planes de seguro de salud individuales y de familia.
  • Sumario de los documentos de beneficios
  • Explicación de las cartas de beneficios
  • Elegibilidad  para asistencia económica

Por favor regístrese anticipadamente para el taller llamando gratis al: 855-268-3767 o por correo electrónico en: ketplace@oregon.gov">info.marketplace@oregon.gov.
 
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El Mercado de Seguros de Salud de Oregon es parte del Departamento de Servicios para Consumidores y Negocios, el cual es la agencia más grande de Oregon en cuanto a regulación de negocios y protección al consumidor.

 

Learn health insurance basics in Spanish in a free, local workshop - 05/25/18

(Salem) – The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace and the Latino Community Association will sponsor “Building Blocks of Health Insurance,” a workshop on understanding health insurance, next month in Redmond. The presentation will be in Spanish.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Redmond Proficiency Academy, 150 SW 25th St., Redmond.

Attendees will receive information to help them be confident health coverage consumers. An experienced health-insurance educator from the Marketplace will present on:

  • Types of health insurance, including Medicare, the Oregon Health Plan, and individual and family plans
  • Summary of Benefits documents
  • Explanation of Benefits letters
  • Eligibility for financial assistance

To attend, register in advance by calling 855-268-3767 (toll-free) or emailing ketplace@oregon.gov">info.marketplace@oregon.gov.

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The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.

Does health care paperwork make your head spin? Cure the confusion in a workshop on health insurance basics - 05/25/18

(Salem) – Deductibles, networks, formularies, and more: They are important aspects of health insurance, but figuring out what they mean for your family’s coverage can be tricky. That’s why the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is coming to Tillamook with “Building Blocks of Health Insurance,” a free, 90-minute workshop on understanding health insurance.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Tillamook branch of the Tillamook County Library, 1716 Third St.

We’ll take the mystery out of health-insurance lingo, and help you become a confident health care consumer. An expert from state government will cover these topics:
• Types of health insurance, including Medicare, the Oregon Health Plan, and individual and family plans
• Summary of Benefits documents
• Explanation of Benefits letters
• Eligibility for financial assistance

To attend, register in advance by calling 855-268-3767 (toll-free) or emailing ketplace@oregon.gov">info.marketplace@oregon.gov.

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The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.

Does health care paperwork make your head spin? Cure the confusion in a workshop on health insurance basics - 05/25/18

(Salem) – Deductibles, networks, formularies, and more: They are important aspects of health insurance, but figuring out what they mean for your family’s coverage can be tricky. That’s why the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is coming to Medford with “Building Blocks of Health Insurance,” a free, 90-minute workshop on understanding health insurance.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at the Jackson County Library, 205 S. Central Ave., in Medford.

We’ll take the mystery out of health-insurance lingo, and help you become a confident health care consumer. An expert from state government will cover these topics:
• Types of health insurance, including Medicare, the Oregon Health Plan, and individual and family plans
• Summary of Benefits documents
• Explanation of Benefits letters
• Eligibility for financial assistance

To attend, register in advance by calling 855-268-3767 (toll-free) or emailing ketplace@oregon.gov">info.marketplace@oregon.gov.

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The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.