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Oregon Health Insurers Seek Modest Premium Increases For 2021

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Oregonians who purchase individual or small-group health insurance plans on the marketplace will see only modest rate increases in 2021, the second straight year cost growth has been held largely in check after years of steep price hikes.

Commercial Health Insurers In Oregon Enjoy Banner Year

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After hefty payments for sick enrollees pushed several of Oregon’s largest commercial insurers to large financial losses in 2018, last year marked a significant rebound for the industry. 

Kaiser, Unions Reach Tentative Labor Contract Deal

More than 80,000 union-represented clerical and other workers in the Kaiser Permanente system appear on track to lock in solid pay raises and benefit improvements under a tentative labor agreement announced Wednesday by the California-based nonprofit system and a union umbrella group, Coalition o

It's Been A Good Year So Far For Health Insurers

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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.

Union Pushes For Higher Hospital Support Staff Compensation

In new report, SEIU Local 49 argues that many hospital employees are under-paid, with 1,800 in Oregon receiving food stamps

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

Intel Breaks New Ground by Contracting Directly with Kaiser, Providence

The computer chip maker’s new healthcare delivery model has already attracted interest from other self-insured employers and the state and federal government.

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. 

Voting Concluded on Fate of Dr. Jeffery Weisz

The executive medical director and president of Northwest Permanente Medical Group faced a board election that concluded Monday.

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.

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