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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.

Open Enrollment for individual health insurance completed - Qualifying Events Only

healthcare.gov - Set up your account, Update your account, Call PBP Insurance for help with selecting and enrolling in a plan for 2017.

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Counting Methodology for Determining Small or Large Group

October 2015 - Small group is 1-50 and large group is 51-100. Read more about the recent Insurance Division decision. 20151015-smallgroup-decision.pdf

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

$17 - $40 million........ What do numbers mean for the marijuana business in Oregon? Read more.


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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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Commercial building permits for Feb. 21, 2017
02-22-2017 1:10pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Permits issued Lipt SW Fifth Ave LLC of Chicago was issued a $2.3 million permit to remodel the food court at Pioneer Tower at 888 S.W. Fifth Ave. in downtown. The applicant is RSI Group of Costa Mesa, California, and the contractor is Western Construction Services of Vancouver, Washington. Block 15 LLC was issued a ...
Land use review intakes for Feb. 21, 2017
02-22-2017 1:09pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Design advice is pending for a mixed-use building featuring student housing at 1110 S.W. Clay St. The 16-story building would have 260 studio, one- or two-bedroom units, and ground-floor retail space. No on-site parking is proposed. The applicant is Joshua Lupkin of SERA Architects, and the owner is Housing Northwest Inc. Early assistance is sought ...
OP-ED: Prompt payment: some answers, more questions
02-21-2017 4:34pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Along with timely completion, payment is one of the most important aspects of any project. The frequency of payment disputes between project owners, prime contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers has increased as projects that started when the economy bounced back are coming to a close. Payment timeline requirements Oregon law requires all parties to construction ...
UPDATED: 30-story tower project on hold
02-21-2017 1:14pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Greystar has pulled out as developer of a proposed project to build a 30-story mixed-use tower at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Washington Street.
A conversation with Ted Wheeler
02-20-2017 4:28pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland’s mayor discusses minority contracting, potholes, when he thinks the construction boom will end and more.
Heart attacks on jobsites: a growing problem
02-20-2017 4:05pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Defibrillator use at construction sites increased significantly, according to a Fisher Phillips attorney, primarily because of three reasons.
Construction Outlook Indicator results for February 2017
02-20-2017 12:30pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Daily Journal of Commerce has compiled results from the second installment of the Pacific Northwest Construction Outlook Indicator.
Challenged to change their industries’ faces
02-20-2017 10:45am - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Architecture and engineering firms face hurdles in efforts to attract and retain skilled women and minorities.
Hotel project barely OK’d by Design Commission
02-17-2017 7:22pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Plans for a new 15-story, 221-room hotel at the corner of Southwest 11th Avenue and Alder Street won conditional approval from the Portland Design Commission by a 4-3 vote.
Construction of unique park under way in Aloha
02-17-2017 7:21pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Southwest Quadrant Community Park will be the first in Oregon designed to accommodate both able-bodied and disabled users without stairs or ramps.
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 his …
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. …
Texas Tops in Lightning Damage Claim Amounts
06-22-2015 11:10am - From Insurance Information Institute – Insurance Journal
Lightning damage is the most striking in Texas, at least for the insurance industry. The average claim in the state was $10,671 last year, the Insurance Information Institute said in a statement. That’s the highest figure among the 10 states …
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