Tag Archives: Health Insurance/Health Plans

State: Health insurance rates cut premiums $44 million

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation on Monday issued final rate decisions for small businesses and individuals who buy their own health insurance, saying reductions bring a $44 million break for policyholders from what they might have paid. Source: State: Health insurance rates cut premiums $44 million

Oregon ranks “healthy” in new report

A recent study conducted by MoneyRates.com assesses health care in all 50 states, and ranks the states accordingly. The study looks at states where finding and paying for health care is most difficult, both as a result of high costs of care and limited accessibility. Source: Oregon ranks “healthy” in new report – State of […]
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The Skanner News – Oregon Settles with Health Insurer Premera Over Data Breach

Oregon to receive $1.3 million from settlement. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 29 other state Attorneys General have reached a $10 million settlement with Premera Blue Cross, known in Oregon as LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon, over its failure to secure consumer data. Oregon will receive $1.3 million from the settlement. Source: The Skanner […]
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Oregon Health Authority awards new contract for Coordinated Care in Lincoln County

InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) received notice from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) of its intent to award the organization with a new contract to continue as the Coordinated Care Organization for Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties from 2020 through 2024. Source: Oregon Health Authority awards new contract for Coordinated Care in Lincoln […]
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Moda At The Supreme Court | Inventions | – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Moda Health, an Oregon-based health insurance company, says the federal government owes it a quarter of a billion dollars. An appeals court disagreed. But this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would take up the case. John McConnell is the director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at Oregon Health and Science […]
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In 2020, Health Insurance Rates Could Rise As High As 9%, 13%

The roughly 350,000 Oregonians who buy individual or small-employer health insurance plans face a range of premium increases in 2020 going as high as 8.9 percent for individuals and 13.1 percent for small groups, under preliminary rates the state issued Wednesday. Source: In 2020, Health Insurance Rates Could Rise As High As 9%, 13%

Editorial: Legislature prepares health care boon for state employees

What the Legislature takes away, the Legislature can return. Thus, thanks to House Bill 2266, lawmakers are poised to restore public employees’ ability to have spouses get double coverage from state health insurance plans. Members of the House Rules Committee performed last week “gut and stuff” surgery on HB 2266, which originally required the Oregon […]
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Bill To Restore Double Health Insurance Sailing Through Legislature

A union-backed effort to restore double health insurance coverage for couples both employed by the government has picked up steam. Unions and school district administrators had loudly protested a 2017 health care cost reduction package that lawmakers touted as a $178 million savings measure — a figure budget officials later revised to between $149 million […]
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Oregon state, school workers could get to keep double health insurance

Couples who both work for Oregon state government or schools could continue doubling up on health insurance coverage under a bill moving quickly through the Legislature this week. Source: Oregon state, school workers could get to keep double health insurance

As I See It: Will Oregon lead on health care?

The societal debate over publicly funded health care in the United States has been ongoing for over 40 years. This is not a political issue. Human beings need access to health care. Source: As I See It: Will Oregon lead on health care?