2015 ORS § 657.880¹
Health care coverage for unemployed individuals
  • deduction of benefits

In order to provide health care coverage for eligible unemployed individuals, the Employment Department, upon approval and funding by the Emergency Board, is authorized:

(1) To deduct an amount from unemployment compensation otherwise payable to an individual and to use the amount so deducted to pay for health care coverage if the individual voluntarily elects to have such deduction made, and such deduction is made under a program which meets applicable federal requirements and has been approved in accordance with the provisions of this section and ORS 657.885 (Health care coverage defined).

(2) To certify to the Oregon Health Authority those unemployed individuals eligible to receive health care coverage pursuant to criteria established by or pursuant to federal law in order to receive federal funds for obtaining such coverage.

(3) To enter into contracts with other appropriate federal or state agencies. [1983 c.753 §2; 2001 c.900 §259; 2009 c.595 §1043]