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Approval For CareOregon, Providence Deal Could Take Months

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After announcing earlier this month that it wants to become part of giant Providence Health & Services, Portland-based nonprofit health insurer CareOregon now must persuade regulatory authorities to approve the deal.

Bates Wants Remaining Cover Oregon Functions Moved to Insurance Division

Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, said a bill ending Cover Oregon and moving its remaining functions and work with the insurance marketplace into the Oregon Insurance Division, will likely be the first law enacted by the 2015 session.

Even as the Cover Oregon board dawdled last week on a decision on where to operate the remaining functions of the state insurance exchange, another leading Democratic senator is saying p

Medicare annual enrollment starts Oct. 15

State program offers one-on-one counseling

Oct. 11, 2012 — Oregon Medicare beneficiaries need to remember that annual enrollment this year is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Any Medicare Advantage (MA) or prescription drug plan (Part D) changes must be made between these dates so that coverage begins without interruption on Jan. 1, 2013.


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