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

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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:
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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.

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Please note: The hyperlinks (links) to other websites are not associated with this website. Such unassociated websites may contain links to other unassociated websites as well. These links are provided as a convenience to you and to assist in your search for information. We make no endorsement, expressed or implied, about any of such linked sites, and do not review (i) content or advertisements posted on or (ii) activities occurring on these linked sites. If you decide to link to any unassociated website, it is at your own risk. Because we are not associated with these linked websites, you should direct any concerns or problems you might have with any such site to that site’s administrator or webmaster.
Gambetti, Platt appointed to Prosper Portland board
08-21-2017 6:20pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Francesca Gambetti, a project manager and partner at Shiels Obletz Johnsen, and Peter Platt, owner of the restaurant Andina, are the newest members of the Prosper Portland board.
Federal money will help fix coastal rail tunnels
08-21-2017 6:15pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Nine 100-year-old railway tunnels on the southern Oregon coast will be structurally improved as part of the final package of federal FAST Lane infrastructure grants.
OHSU signs new round of master contracts
08-21-2017 6:10pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Health and Science University has signed its latest round of master contracts with the local offices of four national construction firms. The contracts cover sustaining work valued between $100,000 and $5 million at OHSU’s Marquam campus and its Schnitzer campus in the South Waterfront area. The selected firms are Hoffman Construction, Skanska, Mortenson Construction ...
Measure 98 funding announced
08-21-2017 2:54pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon schools will get $170 million in the first round of funding enabled by Measure 98, which created a permanent funding source for building skills-related training in high schools.
$56 million real estate deal done in Corvallis
08-21-2017 2:52pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
A 50-building apartment complex in Corvallis has sold for $56 million. Witham Hill Oaks is the largest apartment community in Corvallis. It consists of 420 units built in phases from 1968 to 1998. The seller, a limited liability company, had owned the property for 30 years, said Phil Oester, senior vice president of CBRE’s capital ...
Op-Ed: How to stop worrying and learn to love nonconforming use and development
08-21-2017 2:50pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
When purchasing existing properties to reposition or operate, the most important thing that real estate professionals usually want to know with respect to zoning — and certainly what they hope will be true — is that the development they are about to acquire is permitted or permissible. Most cautious real estate professionals do not want ...
Op-Ed: Keep the son-in-law, but lose his stock investment advice
08-21-2017 2:46pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dear Mr. Berko: Our dear daughter is married to an engineer who recently went to work for a company called Rudolph Technologies in New Jersey. He recently advised us to buy $10,000 worth of the stock. We don’t understand what our son-in-law does and we don’t understand what his company does, but he is adamant ...
Central City plan heads for council hearings
08-18-2017 6:31pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The overhaul of the city’s planning framework for Portland’s core encompasses proposed changes to zoning, building height limits and floor-to-area ratio, which prescribes how large buildings can be constructed on sites.
Op-ED: Contracts may be king, but don’t forget tort law
08-18-2017 6:29pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The construction industry is unique in the extent to which business terms and legal obligations are memorialized in written contracts. The extensive use of written agreements is driven by the complexity of designing and constructing projects, particularly when the project participants have potentially conflicting interests and incentives. No other industry is awash in standard contract ...
Op-Ed: No need to put brakes on investment in auto parts business
08-18-2017 6:28pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dear Mr. Berko: I’m a 42-year-old female professional administrator, and I invest for long-term growth. In 2011, I bought 200 shares of LKQ Corp., which sells auto and truck replacement parts, at $23. A year later, it split 2-for-1. Now I have 400 shares of LKQ, worth about $13,700. But the price growth of the ...
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 …
Oregon Woman Loses Home, Then Her Insurance
09-22-2015 10:17am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
An elderly southern Oregon woman says she’s been left to depend on friends and family after her home was gutted in a suspected arson and her insurance company canceled her policy. Insurance industry officials contend the process of handling fire-related …
IMCA Presents ‘Innovation Torchbearer Award’ to Insurance Information Institute
06-23-2015 12:00pm - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) has been awarded the 2015 Innovation Torchbearer Award at the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association’s (IMCA) 2015 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The I.I.I. is a non-profit communications organization supported by the insurance industry. “IMCA’s …
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