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Oregon's largest commercial health insurers racked up solid profits through the first half of 2019, as they took advantage of a brief reprieve from an Affordable Care Act fee that has cost them millions of dollars in past years.
The roughly 350,000 Oregonians who buy individual or small-employer health insurance plans face a range of premium increases in 2020 going as high as 8.9 percent for individuals and 13.1 percent for small groups, under preliminary rates the state issued Wednesday.
Three of Oregon’s six largest commercial health insurers reported losses in 2018, as did several dental plans and Medicaid payers even though the market was fairly stable.
Nearly one in six hospital workers in Oregon makes less than $16 an hour, and some 1,800 of these employees earn little enough to receive food stamps, according to a report issued Wednesday by SEIU Local 49, a union that represents more than 10,000 healthcare workers in Oregon and Southwest Washi
One of the largest self-insured employers in Oregon has embarked on a novel approach that bypasses insurance companies. Intel, with 17,500 employees and their 33,000 dependents, is determined to create a healthier work force and, at the same time, keep costs under control.
More than 1,300 physicians and practitioners who work for Northwest Permanente Medical Group – the provider arm for Kaiser Health Plan – had an opportunity to decide whether their executive medical director should be forced to resign.
A rumor’s been brewing for quite some time that Kaiser Permanente has entered into negotiations to purchase the Oregon Medical Group in Eugene, an independent practice with 120 medical providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
August 27, 2013 — Health insurance companies have poured more than $550,000 into state and local elections in Oregon since the start of 2011, with over 40 percent of that money spent by Regence BlueCross BlueShield, which invested $236,000 in its preferred candidates and causes.
August 27, 2013 -- Moda Health, which has purchased the naming rights for the Rose Garden basketball arena, appears to have adequate resources to afford the deal, according to insurance reports filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
During 2012, it earned $5.3 million in net profits on top of its investments in the stock and bond market.