Kaiser Family Foundation
A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies.
Kaiser serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. The product is information, always provided free of charge – from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information young people can use to improve their health or elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits.
Insurance Information Institute
The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)is to improve public understanding of insurance – what it does and how it works.
For more than 40 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information. Today, the I.I.I. is recognized by the media,governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.
The I.I.I. has a full library of educational videos on its You Tube Channel.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
FINRA is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA oversees nearly 4,700 brokerage firms, 167,000 branch offices and 637,000 registered representatives. The chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S.capital markets.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SIPC is an important part of the overall system of investor protection in the United States. While a number of federal, self-regulatory and state securities agencies deal with cases of investment fraud, SIPC’s focus is both different and narrow: Restoring funds to investors with assets in the hands of bankrupt and otherwise financially troubled brokerage firms. The Securities nvestor Protection Corporation was not chartered by Congress to combat fraud.
Department of Consumer and Business Services
DCBS is Oregon’s largest regulatory agency. The department administers state laws and rules and protects consumers and workers in the areas of workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, financial services, insurance, and building codes. The mission is to protect and serve Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate in the state.
Health Care Reform
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