Category Archives: Dept. of Consumer and Business Services

Police: Faulty new radio system risks lives

$3M system puts lives at risk, unions say. Central Oregon law enforcement agencies say a new radio system is performing so poorly it puts lives at risk. Seven police unions, including officers with Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Bend Police Department, signed on to a December letter to Oregon OSHA regarding the county’s new $3 […]
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Oregon consumer agency fields digital currency complaints

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is investigating complaints related to Coinbase, the digital currency exchange. “The important message right now is to be cautious before investing in cryptocurrency, and do not invest any money that you cannot afford to lose,” spokesman Brad Hilliard said Wednesday. Source: Oregon consumer agency fields digital currency […]
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Over 156,000 Oregonians signed up for OHP

On Thursday, Dec. 28, the federal government released new data showing that 156,105 Oregonians chose health insurance plans at HealthCare.gov during the open enrollment period that ended Dec. 15, according to the Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services. This open enrollment period, for 2018 coverage, was half the duration of the previous year’s sign-up […]
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Record 156K Oregonians signed up at HealthCare.gov

-Despite half the open enrollment period- The federal government released new data Thursday showing that 156,105 Oregonians chose health insurance plans at HealthCare.gov during the open enrollment period that ended Dec. 15. This open enrollment period — for 2018 coverage — was half the duration of the previous year’s sign-up period, but Oregon’s enrollment total […]
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Leaders of Oregon Health Authority and DCBS Take Center Stage

What’s the impact of the Trump tax reform overhaul on Oregon’s health insurance marketplace? Source: Leaders of Oregon Health Authority and DCBS Take Center Stage

Brown appoints new Oregon DCBS, Veterans Affairs directors

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has a new director: Cameron Smith, who comes to the agency from the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Gov. Kate Brown today announced Smith’s appointment to Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Source: Brown appoints new Oregon DCBS, Veterans Affairs directors

Portland nightclub sprinkler ordinance upheld

An Oregon administrative law judge has upheld Portland’s authority to require sprinkler systems in nightclubs. The ruling was issued Alison Greene Webster, the senior administrative law judge in the state Office of Administrative Hearings, on Thursday. Source: Portland nightclub sprinkler ordinance upheld

Regulators Allege Discrimination in Battle Over Sprinklers in Darcelle’s XV and Silverado

A long-running battle between the Oregon Building Codes Division and the city of Portland has devolved into an argument over which agency is more concerned about the safety of LGBTQ clubgoers. The case entered a new phase last week when the city filed a motion asking a state administrative law judge to dismiss the state’s […]
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Health coverage enrollment opens today; cutoff Dec. 15

Today marks the beginning of open enrollment for people seeking health insurance coverage or for those who want to change their health coverage plan for 2018, and they will have until Dec. 15 to implement their choices. Despite the Trump administration stopping cost-sharing payments to health insurance companies, Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services […]
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Klamath Falls agency added to Oregon insurance marketplace

A Klamath Falls insurance group has officially been named as an Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace partner. Klamath Insurance Center, Inc. announced on Oct. 27 that they were named as an agency partner through the Department of Consumer and Business Services, according to a news release. They are now among more than a dozen other state […]
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