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|Friday, December 23, 2011|
Regence BlueCross BlueShield is seeking approval for a 4.5% rate increase for small businesses.
A public hearing on this rate request, which would take effect in April 2012 and impact 47,806 members, is scheduled for 2 p.m. on January 5 at the Labor and Industries Building in Salem. People can also submit written comments until January 7 by going to http://www.oregonhealthrates.org/
Regence has lost more than 11% of its enrollment since its last rate increase was approved in March 2011 that impacted when its enrollment reached 54,299 members.
In its filing to the Insurance Division, Regence indicated that medical costs had increased by 10.8% since April 2011, while prescription costs grew by 12.2% during the same period, and that these figures “represent a lower-than-expected change in the cost of medical care.”
Read more at The Lund Report.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GINA BINOLE
Screening for “culture fit” has become an essential part of the hiring process. But do like-minded employees actually build strong companies — or merely breed consensus culture?
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation in February prompted some soul searching in this state about ethical behavior in industry and government.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
BY KEN MAES
A huge migration from Northern California has contributed to average 16% growth per year since 1990.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY DAN COOK
The Affordable Care Act has triggered a rush on health care plan redesign, a process fraught with hidden costs and consequences.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
A Power Lunch at Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Restaurant.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Which of the following would be most effective in reducing the cost of operating a public university in Oregon?
|Child care challenge|
|Is there life beyond Reed?|
|Back to School|
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
The Board dismissed a petition related to efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team.
Every once in a while we receive a letter in the (fictional) mailbag that is tough to describe and quite compelling. This week, Isabel, the new HR manager at LabCo (and someone who is new to HR), wants to know whether she may fire the owner’s son for having an Oregon medical marijuana card. In passing, Isabel also makes a number of alarming admissions about her motivation. Here is Isabel’s nerve-racking question and our response to it.
Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.
This Roundtable will cover numerous issues under the employer "shared responsibility" rules of the Affordable Care Act, including how to track the "full-time" status of variable-hour employees, temporary or seasonal employees, and employees who experience a change in status or a break in service. Additionally, we will provide a brief overview of Code sections 6055 and 6056, which require most mid-sized and large employers to submit their first information reports to the IRS in early 2016 regarding the health insurance coverage being offered to employees. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to prepare for the future impact of the shared responsibility rules on your operations and finances.