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Contested Rate Increase Heads to Appeals

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Oregon Insurance Division defends process past and present
March 31, 2011 -- The Oregon Court of Appeals will revisit today one of the largest health insurance rate increases to hit Oregon consumers, a 26 percent average hike on Regence individual plan holders nearly three years ago.

Health Insurance Regulators Under Fire

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Regence wants a 19 percent rate increase while a former state senator says political pressure influenced last year’s 26 percent rate-hike approval

April 3, 2009 -- Attorney and former Oregon Senator Charlie Ringo accused government watchdogs who oversee the Oregon health insurance industry of an “outrageous breach of public trust.”

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