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Despite the preliminary decision by the Oregon Insurance Division to raise insurance premiums even higher than requested, consumer activists aren’t giving up hope. Jesse O’Brien, public health advocate for OSPIRG, had urged the Division to lower those rates, particularly for PacificSource. LIfewise and Moda Health, which, on average, could now see their rates jump by 35 percent next January.
Criticism is mounting about the potential sale of a Medicaid-funded health plan to a Fortune 500 company. If the Oregon Insurance Division approves the sale, community activists fear other Medicaid plans will follow its lead, turning Oregon into a for-profit hot bed.
Once again Moda Health Plan has walked away with the highest number of individual members on the health insurance exchange in Oregon – 101,374 people for a growth of 19 percent over last year.
The House passed a bill designed to make the Oregon Insurance Division more transparent in its health insurance rate review process and offers insurance companies greater opportunity to appeal decisions they disagree with.
Salem - The Oregon Insurance Division will participate in a multistate investigation of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon and its parent company Premera Blue Cross.
The Oregon Health Co-Op wants significant changes to the state’s health insurance rate review program, which its president says will provide more transparency to the review process and a better chance for due process than currently exists.
he Insurance Division released some new numbers Friday showing marked improvement in the number of enrollees who have transferred over to healthcare.gov, but as many as 50,000 people currently served by Cover Oregon may see a lapse in coverage if they didn't pick an insurance plan by Dec. 15.
The Insurance Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services issued decisions on 2015 health insurance rate requests.