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PacificSource Health Plans Honored With 2014 Community Applause Award From Oregon Bankers Association

Award recognizes PacificSource’s statewide philanthropic efforts; includes $1,000 donation to FOOD For Lane County

In recognition of its philanthropic efforts and company-wide commitment to giving back to thecommunities in which they serve, the Oregon Bankers Association has awarded PacificSource Health Plans its 2014 Community Applause Award. The Community Applause Award includes a $1,000 check to be donated to the nonprofit charity of the recipient’s choice. PacificSource selected FOOD for Lane County, which is dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food for residents ofLane County.

Health Insurers, Coordinated Care Organizations Vie for PEBB Contract

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Among the bidders eager to contract with the Public Employees Benefit Board are two insurers who’ve joined together to form a new collaboration – Regence BlueCross BlueShield and PacificSource Health Plans, while ZoomCare and Legacy Health are among the newcomers in the mix.

In just two weeks, the Public Employees Benefit Board is expected to choose the health insurance plans for more than 130,000 state employees and their dependents – contracts that are worth tens of millions of dollars. And, there’s no shortage of bidders.

In all, 11 bidders are eager to get the contract, including five health insurers, four coordinated care organizations, a hospital system and a for-profit clinic chain. They all aim to use quality metrics and cost containment measures to provide more effective healthcare. The new contracts start Jan, 1, 2015.

Oregon Insurance Execs Dismiss Public Option

CEOs pin their hopes on value-based health plans that debut next year

 October 27, 2009 -- The public option debated in Congress won’t gain any traction with Oregon’s insurance executives who keep comparing the proposal to traditional Medicare, claiming it’s a broken system in need of serious repair.

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