Oct. 11, 2012 — Oregon Medicare beneficiaries need to remember that annual enrollment this year is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Any Medicare Advantage (MA) or prescription drug plan (Part D) changes must be made between these dates so that coverage begins without interruption on Jan. 1, 2013.
Department of Consumer and Business Services
September 19, 2012 -- Starting in January 2014, some consumers will find it easier to shop for health insurance because insurance companies selling small employer and individual plans must offer at least some plans that are identical.
April 5, 2012 -- The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today that Director Patrick Allen has appointed Jean Straight as deputy director of the agency.
Straight has served in state government for 15 years, most recently at the Oregon Youth Authority, where she has been the assistant director in charge of business services since 2008. She also worked for the Secretary of State’s office as deputy and in a number of management roles.
March 27, 2012 -- The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has fined a Salem insurance agent $9,000 for misleading the public about his expertise and qualifications and for failing to report misdemeanor criminal prosecutions.
February 1, 2012 -- The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) recently awarded a consumer group a three-year contract to continue to offer input on health insurance rate requests on behalf of consumers.
November 15, 2011 -- The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today Insurance Division Administrator Teresa Miller has accepted a position with the federal agency charged with implementing many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including the development of health insurance exchanges.