Freelancers CO-OP of Oregon
February 4, 2013 -- Freelancers CO-OP of Oregon today announced the selection of Dawn Bonder as Executive Director.
Created under federal healthcare reform, the nonprofit Freelancers CO-OP of Oregon will compete with traditional insurers on the state health insurance exchange, bringing more affordable, accessible, and responsive health insurance to Oregon workers. Bonder will oversee the CO-OP’s implementation, including enrollment this Fall, and benefit delivery in January 2014.
September 18, 2012 -- Independent workers – artists, journalists, information technology professionals, craftsmen and even those who earn their living buying and selling on eBay – will soon have the ability to buy health coverage without having to dicker with a privately-run insurance company such as Regence BlueCross BlueShield.
Known as the Freelancers CO-OP of Oregon, people can sign up when enrollment opens for the health insurance exchange in October 2013.
May 30, 2012 -- The first of two Oregon nonprofits to receive startup funding from the federal government announced last week that it is seeking a director of finance and a director of operations. It has also hired Rick Koven as its interim CEO
The Freelancers Co-Op of Oregon, started with assistance from the New York City-based Freelancers Union, received $59 million from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to start a cooperatively-owned and operated health plan in the state. So far, Oregon is the only state to receive funding for two co-op health plans.
February 21, 2012 -- Seven organizations will receive a total of $639 million in federal low-interest loans to launch new, consumer-governed health insurance plans in eight states, the federal government announced Tuesday.