The Oregon Educators Benefit Board chairwoman wants her organization to return to the days when it shared a director with the Public Employees Benefit Board, rather than search for a new OEBB-only leader, in the wake of the director’s departure this fall amid alleged ethical lapses.
Public Employees Benefit Board
It’s been nearly 18 months since the two statewide health purchasing pools – better known as the Oregon Educators Benefit Board and the Public Employees Benefit Board – have had a permanent administrator, following the departure of Joan Kapowich in 2013.
The tentative framework for Oregon’s next budget, released Wednesday, hits a new high of $7.24 billion for primary education -- a budget made possible by projected healthcare savings for public employees, with their health plans shifting toward a coordinated care model.
April 19, 2013 — A landmark bill regarding autism passed the Senate Health Committee unanimously Thursday, paving the way for insurance coverage of a specialized treatment that supporters say will help severely handicapped autistic children live more functional lives.
March 29, 2013 — People with drug and alcohol addictions who end up in treatment as a result of a DUII will get their treatment picked up by insurance if a bill sponsored by Rep. Phil Barnhart, D-Eugene, becomes law.
March 28, 2011--The Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) agreed last week to implement benefit cuts and surcharges to its members that will help it close a looming budget gap somewhere between $20.5 million and $104.5 million.
March 16, 2011--The Public Employees’ Benefit Board, facing a gaping budget hole next year whose size is still unknown, has devised a draft priority list of potential cost-saving changes to health benefits for state workers.
November 4, 2009 --- Unless medical costs drop by 2.6 percent next year, the Public Employees Benefit Board may be forced to dip into its reserves.