PacificSource Tells Insurance Division It Set Its Rate Hike Too High

PacificSource asks the Insurance Division to lower its proposed rate hike from 15.9 percent to 10.8 percent. Providence and Kaiser successfully lobbied the division last year to lower their requested premium rates after they had been priced above the competition.

PacificSource Health Plan has asked the Oregon Insurance Division to correct the filing from what it first a proposed -- an enormous 15.9 percent hike -- and lower it to a 10.8 percent hike, still several times higher than the rate of inflation.


Despite Spending $39 Million on Advertising, Oregon Insurers Gain Very Few New Members

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Regence BlueCross BlueShield remains dominant, followed by Kaiser, with PacificSource bringing up the ranks, however none of the self-insured numbers fall under the count.

Oregon’s largest health insurance companies spent more than $39 million on ads and marketing campaigns in the past two years– but they seemed to find it increasingly difficult to recruit new members, according to a Lund Report review of financial records.

How Much do Oregon Insurance Executives Earn?

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Documents show CEOs such as Jack Friedman and Andrew McCulloch earned more than previously disclosed, but specifics are often hazy

The leaders of Oregon’s largest insurance companies are often paid far more than they tell regulators, according to a Lund Report review of public records.

PacificSource Health Plans Honored With American Heart Association's Community Innovation Award

PacificSource also recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for its commitment to physical activity and workplace wellness

In recognition of its community wellness initiatives at schools in Eugene and Springfield, PacificSource Health Plans is one of only 43 companies nationwide to receive the prestigious Community Innovation Award from the American Heart Association. Additionally, the AHA has recognized PacificSource as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.


PacificSource Scores a Touchdown at Healthy Tailgaiting Event

PacificSource proves you don’t have to make sacrifices when it comes to tasty and nutritious game-day fare

Game-day tailgating recently got a healthy makeover. Before the Beavers took on the visiting USC Trojans at Reser Stadium in Corvallis earlier this month, PacificSource Healthy Life was dishing out slimmed-down but delicious game-day snacks – proving healthy can by synonymous with tasty.


Regence BlueCross BlueShield Top Spender of Legislative Candidates

Regence donated $236,000 to political candidates and causes in a failed attempt to shift control of the Legislature to Republicans, according to records filed with the Secretatry of State.


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.

Kaiser Bolsters Position as Oregon’s Largest Insurer

PacificSource sees largest growth in membership as it aims to become region’s leading plan

October 4, 2012 -- Kaiser Permanente has bolstered its newly won lead as the state’s top health insurer at the same time as long-time leader Regence BlueCross BlueShield has continued its slide.

And while No. 3 PacificSource still has half the members of Kaiser and Regence, it enrolled more new members than anyone else in the state, according to reports on the first half of 2012 filed with the Oregon Insurance Division.

PacificSource Chosen by Workgroup for Essential Health Benefits Package

Now Governor John Kitzhaber must either accept the recommendation or choose a different health plan by September 30

June 25, 2012— A 19-member, governor-appointed workgroup made up largely of hospital and insurance representatives has selected PacificSource’s small group plan as the state’s essential health benefits package.

Governor Kitzhaber must either accept the recommendation, or ask that a different plan be chosen by September 30. Otherwise, the federal government will make that decision.


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