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Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Update Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Update: Going forward, you must submit documents that confirm your eligibility for certain special enrollment periods (SEPs) before your enrollment is finalized. You have 60 days from the date of your special enrollment periods (SEP) qualifying event to enroll, change plans, or add new dependent(s) to your current coverage. However, you must submit documents to confirm eligibility for your SEP within 30 days of your plan selection.

Open Enrollment for individual medical for 2018: November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017.

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Business Oregon - The Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity - renewed PBP Insurance's certification status. See Directory of Certified Firms available at www.ORcobid.comRead more

Technology and Social Changes affect insurance: PBP monitors insurance changes and new products related to: self-driving cars; drones - unmanned aircraft, sharing economy - AirBandB, Lyft, Uber; cannabis; and big data analytics.

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The Oregon Insurance Division(division) of the Department of Consumer and Business Services is issuing this guidance to assist insurers and producers with determining employer group size. For a full copy of the document and more details, please visit the division's website:
http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/Insurance/legal/committees-workgroups/Pages/healthcare-reform/hrrac-documents.aspxgroupsize-determining-methodology.pdf

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Article 91 Recreational Marijuana

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 Sick Leave    OFMLA    FMLA

On the heels of Oregon becoming the fourth state in the country to mandate paid sick leave, BOLI, the state agency that enforces OFLA (the Oregon Family Leave Act), has announced changes that amend or repeal twenty of OFLA’s existing rules. Read more here.

View  the full text of the law and administrative rules adopted by the Bureau of Labor and Industries at www.oregon.gov/boli. Link to site


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OP-ED: Making the most of a trip to Washington, D.C.
10-17-2017 10:06am - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Officials with the Associated General Contractors' Oregon-Columbia chapter recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and met with members of Oregon's congressional delegation.
Advocacy to make cities more vibrant after dark
10-16-2017 10:12am - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
An artist and lighting specialist is spending a week speaking to a studio of Portland State University architecture students, stressing the importance of incorporating nighttime elements into their designs.
On the Boards: Providence Cancer Center
10-13-2017 5:10pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Providence Health & Services is spending $15 million to transform the 11th floor of its building at 4805 N.E. Glisan St. into a comfortable and efficient space for cancer treatment.
The Equal Pay Act: Oregon rolls out a ‘hard-line statute’
10-13-2017 4:52pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Attorneys are urging employers to act early to comply with Oregon’s new, formidable Equal Pay Act.
Breakfast briefing to focus on equal pay changes
10-13-2017 4:29pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Portland office of Fisher and Phillips will help employers dig into the details of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017.
Annual employment law conference on tap
10-13-2017 4:27pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries next month will hold its annual employment law conference at the Oregon Convention Center.
American Bar Association launches fact-checking website
10-13-2017 4:23pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
In what amounts to a kind of PolitiFact.com for law, the American Bar Association has launched a website that pushes back against legal misinformation.
Portland lawyer Terry Yamada dies at 67
10-13-2017 4:21pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Terence James “Terry” Yamada, a Portland-area attorney known for his dedication to both personal and professional integrity, died Sept. 11 after a battle with cancer.
A roundup of top bidders for Oct. 13, 2017
10-13-2017 4:20pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
A weekly compilation of the largest winning bids in the Pacific Northwest and California, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center. 1. Winner (intent to award): McClure & Sons of Mill Creek, Washington Amount: $9,679,676 Project: Columbia Boulevard wastewater treatment renewable natural gas facility, Portland Owner: city of Portland Cost estimate: $8,800,000 Project ...
OP-ED: Young woman’s investment choice is a blue-ribbon winner
10-13-2017 4:18pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dear Mr. Berko: My 19-year-old daughter is a saver and wants to buy 47 shares of Nike. I don’t know enough about stocks to advise her. What can you tell me about Nike? Would she be making a wise decision? F.S. Kankakee, Ill.   Dear F.S.: Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, was born in ...
IIAV ‘Redoubling’ Hurricane Preparedness Efforts Since Following Harvey’s Texas Impact
08-28-2017 11:27am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) is motivated to “redouble its efforts” around hurricane preparedness, particularly as it relates to flood damage, since following Hurricane Harvey’s impact in Texas, according to President and CEO Robert Bradshaw in an emailed …
Hurricane Harvey’s Flood Insurance Losses Could Match Katrina’s
08-28-2017 12:00am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
Flood damage in Texas from Hurricane Harvey may equal that from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, said an insurance research group on Sunday. As heavy rain pounded Houston and Texas’s coastal counties, the Insurance Information …
Watchdog Group Wants California to Look into Claims in ProPublica Report
04-07-2017 3:30pm - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
Consumer Watchdog, a California-based advocacy group, is asking the state’s insurance commissioner to open an investigation into the alleged redlining uncovered by a ProPublica report that claims that four auto insurance companies in California mark up prices by as much …
P/C Insurance Executives Express Cautious Optimism for 2017
01-23-2017 7:34am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
A panel of financial experts discussed the opportunities and challenges they see ahead in 2017 at the Insurance Information Institute’s (III) 21st Annual Property and Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum, held last week at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The …
Fintech Firms Alibaba, Tencent Support China’s New Cyber Law Despite Foreign Opposition
11-18-2016 9:53am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. rallied behind Beijing’s recently imposed cyber security law on Thursday, following criticism of it from overseas technology rivals. The country’s two tech giants also urged closer cooperation between the public and …
China’s Cyber Security Law Could Hamper Foreign Business: P/C Industry Reps
11-09-2016 8:22am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
China’s new wide-ranging cyber security law is drawing some serious apprehension from the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry. Trade associations and experts alike caution that it will create business obstacles in the world’s second-largest economy. “Most insurers already find China a …
Insurance Industry Collaboration Key to Facing Disruption, III CEO Says
10-21-2016 10:44am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
In an increasingly connected and globalized world, the insurance industry needs to work together to understand and accommodate the many disruptions it faces today and in the future, according to Sean Kevelighan, CEO of the Insurance Information Institute (III), during …
Schwarzenegger Discusses Risk at California Insurance Forum
05-09-2016 7:37pm - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
It turns out characters like Conan the Barbarian, the cyborg from Terminator and Dutch the protagonist in the original “Predator” movie, know a thing or two about risk. Definitely the actor who portrayed them does. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday …
Schwarzenegger, Hartwig to Headline May Southern California Symposium
04-11-2016 7:00am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will headline an event next month at a Southern California university to benefit insurance students. Schwarzenegger will be joined by Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute, who could be making …
El Nin᷈o Talk Growing Louder Amid Southern California Storms
11-16-2015 6:03pm - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
A whopper of a winter appears to be brewing for the Western U.S. and more conversations are turning to preparations for what could be one of the strongest El Nin᷈os on record. Strong rains throughout much of California and snow …
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