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Insurers Ready Another Round of Double-Digit Hikes

The Lund Report
State actuaries say medical costs went up 12 to 13 percent last year
February 4, 2010 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield is asking the Insurance Division to approve a 25.3 percent average premium increase on more than 73,000 individuals whose policies renew starting April 1. These same members just absorbed a 24.4 percent rate increase last year.

Regulators Praised for Tough Stance on Insurers

The Lund Report
The Oregon Insurance Division says no exemptions to public disclosure on rate filings
October 27, 2009 -- State regulators at the Oregon Insurance Division are getting the thumbs up from health insurance reform advocates who say they’ve drawn a firm line in the first draft of rules to tighten the way they regulate health insurance premiums.

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