insurance rates

Most Oregon Health Insurers Seek Modest Rate Increases

The relatively small number of Oregonians who buy individual or small-group health insurance in the marketplace – as opposed to receiving it from employers or the government – will likely face overall moderate price hikes next year, although some insurance companies want to impose big increases w

ZOOM+ Encourages Insurance Division to Consider Innovation When Setting Rates

Early next week, the Oregon Insurance Division is expected to announce the final rates for the individual and small group market.

Oregon’s insurance market is crippled by waste, marred by friction and overpriced – that’s the conclusion reached by Dr. Dave Sanders, CEO of ZOOM+, who urged the Oregon Insurance Division to lower its individual rates at a hearing in Salem yesterday.

Over $24 Million in Waste Cut from 2015 Health Insurance Premiums

Advocacy and research organization's report requests increased transparency and more justification for cost increases from insurers.

Close scrutiny of proposed health insurance premiums for 2015 has cut over $24 million in waste and unjustified costs from premiums for Oregon consumers and small businesses, according to a new

Critics Charge Providence Rate Hike Request Based on Incomplete Data

The Lund Report
If the 15.7 percent rate hike is approved, some people plan to drop coverage
August 8, 2012 -- Providence Health Plans has not provided sufficient justification for its proposed 15.7 percent rate increase for individual members, and the Insurance Division should not approve it until more information is known, a healthcare analyst for the OSPIRG Foundation said.

Senator Chip Shields Shines Light on Rate Review Process

The Lund Report
Portland’s Democratic state senator is pushing for a public hearing process, but insurance companies and the state Insurance Division aren’t convinced

March 28, 2011--The debate over how to reform Oregon’s healthcare system is contentious, but everyone agrees on certain facts. Healthcare costs are rising. Insurance premiums are increasing faster than peoples’ incomes. Obtaining insurance that’s both affordable and provides adequate health coverage is nearly impossible for the average Oregonian. And nobody seems to understand how the insurance rate review process really works.

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