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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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 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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Land use review intakes for Nov. 20, 2017
11-21-2017 6:18pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
A design advice request is pending for two new buildings and the restoration of a historic building in the Alphabet District at 1727 N.W. Hoyt St. The applicants are Stephen McMurtrey of Northwest Housing Alternatives and Brendan Sanchez of Carleton Hart Architecture, and the owner is Mark O’Donnell of Jane Enterprises LLC. Early assistance is ...
OP-ED: Three employee benefits areas to keep tabs on in 2018
11-21-2017 6:17pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
There never seems to be a dull moment when it comes to the employment law landscape, especially in Oregon. As for the employee benefits world, it is not too far behind. Throughout the state and at the national level, companies seem to be constantly preparing and implementing change for the well-being of their businesses, as ...
OP-ED: Defense contractor on track to keep hitting the bull’s-eye
11-21-2017 6:16pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 75 shares of Lockheed Martin in late 2016 at $260 a share after reading your column praising the stock. You said that it had good dividend growth and that revenues and profits would continue to grow at an uninterrupted pace. I also remember that in some other column, you claimed ...
On the Boards: Dundon-Berchtold Hall
11-20-2017 6:34pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dundon-Berchtold Hall, a new University of Portland building scheduled for completion in 2019, will be an architectural rarity in the Rose City.
Delay likely for comprehensive plan implementation
11-20-2017 3:39pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The city of Portland is poised to delay implementation of its 2035 comprehensive plan until May 2018 to allow time for state appeals to run their course.
ZGF-led international project wins award
11-20-2017 3:39pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
A "Smart City" project for Kashiwanoha, Japan, by a team of international city planners led by ZGF Architects, received a Global Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute.
OP-ED: Washington state agency retracts waiver within four months
11-20-2017 3:38pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
In June I wrote a column for the DJC about the decision by the Washington State Department of Transportation to exclude non-minority woman-owned businesses to meet Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals on federally funded contracts. As reported, on June 1, WSDOT implemented a waiver from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) that excluded from ...
OP-ED: ‘If only I had more time’ — encouragement for procrastinators
11-20-2017 3:36pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
I once had a mentor who chastised me every time I explained that I didn’t have enough time to make progress on a long-term, stretch goal. He taught me that the top three knee-jerk responses for not accomplishing something was not having enough time, money or energy. Hmm, with my top three reasons now being ...
DJC seeking nominations for 2018 TopProjects competition
11-20-2017 10:00am - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Daily Journal of Commerce has opened the door for nominations to be submitted for its 2018 TopProjects Awards.
Changes in store for Washington Park
11-17-2017 6:37pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland Parks & Recreation has released a 106-page draft master plan that contemplates major changes for Washington Park.
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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