(a) The Department of Consumer and Business Services shall adopt by rule the information that must be documented in order for a person to qualify for:
Health plan coverage through the health insurance exchange;
Premium tax credits; and
The documentation specified by the department under this subsection shall include but is not limited to documentation of:
The identity of the person;
The status of the person as a United States citizen, or lawfully admitted noncitizen, and a resident of this state;
Information concerning the income and resources of the person as necessary to establish the person’s financial eligibility for coverage, for premium tax credits and for cost-sharing reductions, which may include income tax return information and a Social Security number; and
Employer identification information and employer-sponsored health insurance coverage information applicable to the person.
The department shall adopt by rule the information that must be documented in order to determine whether the person is exempt from a requirement to purchase or be enrolled in a health plan under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code or other federal law.
The department shall implement systems that provide electronic access to, and use, disclosure and validation of data needed to administer the exchange, to comply with federal data access and data exchange requirements and to streamline and simplify exchange processes.
Information and data that the department obtains under this section may be exchanged with other state or federal health insurance exchanges, with state or federal agencies and, subject to ORS 741.510 (Confidential information), for the purpose of carrying out exchange responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Establishing and verifying eligibility for:
A state medical assistance program;
The purchase of health plans through the exchange; and
Any other programs that are offered through the exchange;
Establishing and verifying the amount of a person’s federal tax credit, cost-sharing reduction or premium assistance;
Establishing and verifying eligibility for exemption from the requirement to purchase or be enrolled in a health plan under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code or other federal law;
Complying with other federal requirements; or
Improving the operations of the exchange and for program analysis. [2011 c.415 §14; 2015 c.3 §30]