August 7, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon will have its day in court on Sept. 3. That’s when Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Alisha Fuchs will hear its case and also decide whether to move the venue to Marion County, which is being requested by the state. Originally, the court date had been set for Sept. 12.
July 31, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon refuses to accept defeat. The insurance giant has filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon after losing a multi-million dollar contract to its competitor, Providence Health Plans.
July 15, 2009 -- The number of complaints against health insurance companies remained flat in 2008 despite efforts by the Department of Consumer and Business Services to spread the word. Of the 30 companies based in Oregon, only 694 complaints were filed.
July 15, 2009 -- Employers will definitely feel the pain of an insurance tax that will help raise more than $115 billion to cover 115,000 uninsured children and low-income adults in Oregon over the next four years.
July 15, 2009 -- President Obama might want to take a serious look at how Oregon insurers and employers intend to transform healthcare in 2010.
July 15, 2009 -- PacificSource Health Plans is gearing up for a tidal wave of new members when state regulators approve its $3.5 million purchase of Advantage Dental Plan’s commercial business.
July 9, 2009 -- PacificSource Health Plans is preparing to make a $3.5 million purchase, according to documentation obtained by TheLundReport.org.
July 8, 2009 -- FamilyCare intends to take legal action against the state unless Medicaid officials fix an enrollment problem that could cost them $7 million this year. It’s among 14 managed care plans that insure Oregon Health Plan members.
July 8, 2009 -- Cathy Kaufmann, MSW, has been tapped to lead the new office of Healthy Kids at the Department of Human Services. As the policy and communications director for Children First for Oregon, she was a strong advocate of the healthcare expansion that will provide coverage to 80,000 children during the next two years.