December 10, 2010 -- Oregonians with spendy individual and small-business health insurance plans are again facing double-digit increases.
It could be worse.
More than at any time in the past year, the Oregon Insurance Division has pushed back on several rate increases sought by the state's largest insurers, trimming them from anaverage 16 percent to 12 percent.
October 21, 2010 -- At the direction of the Oregon Insurance Division, LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon has temporarily suspended sales of new individual policies.
LifeWise will resume selling individual policies immediately upon receipt of the Insurance Division's approval of new rates and forms that include the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
October 16, 2010 -- It's illegal for health insurers to stop selling coverage to children while continuing to sell to adults, according to Washington's insurance commissioner, who on Friday filed a cease-and-desist order against the Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in Washington.