The roughly 350,000 Oregonians who buy individual or small-employer health insurance plans face a range of premium increases in 2020 going as high as 8.9 percent for individuals and 13.1 percent for small groups, under preliminary rates the state issued Wednesday.
Three of Oregon’s six largest commercial health insurers reported losses in 2018, as did several dental plans and Medicaid payers even though the market was fairly stable.
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Salem Health played hardball, and severed its contract with a long-standing insurer, United Healthcare, according to a memorandum sent by hospital officials that was obtained by The Lund Report.
A $3 million lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court has been filed against Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, its parent company, Cambia Health Solutions, and its chief medical officer, Dr. Csaba Mera.
Republished courtesy of Kaiser Health News and the Seattle Times
May 21, 2009 -- After losing a multi-million dollar contract it’s held for over 20 years, Regence BlueCross BlueShield is fighting back. It’s trying to persuade officials that they made a serious mistake by choosing their competitor, Providence Health Plans, as the statewide PPO for 102,507 public employees and their dependents.