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Cover Oregon Announces Transition Agreement with OracleSalem-News.com
Additionally, Cover Oregon will convene a group that includes private sector technology experts to advise on the best options to move forward with the next phase of the website.
(DURHAM, OR) - Interim Cover Oregon Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg today announced an agreement with Oracle that outlines an orderly transition of technology development services, and protects current and future Cover Oregon enrollees. Oracle is the primary website vendor for Cover Oregon. Under the agreement, Cover Oregon is withholding $25.6 million that Oracle claims is due for work previously completed.
“Governor Kitzhaber directed us to create a plan for the remainder of this open enrollment period, and create a path forward for the next. This agreement will allow us to continue enrolling Oregonians now and to create a smooth transition,” said Dr. Goldberg.
Terms of the agreement signed Friday include:
Since the original planned launch date, October 1, 2013, Cover Oregon has continued to work with Oracle to complete work that would provide a fully-functional website. Despite ongoing technical problems, there have been more than 123,000 enrollments in health care coverage through Cover Oregon.
dditionally, Cover Oregon will convene a group that includes private sector technology experts to advise on the best options to move forward with the next phase of the website. The group will review options that include:
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