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

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.

2017 Open Enrollment individual medical closed

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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

Cannabis and Hemp

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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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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.
Store owner fighting parking garage renovation
06-27-2017 6:03pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Doug Peterson is fighting to save his convenience store on the ground floor of a parking garage in downtown Portland at 10th Avenue and Morrison Street.
OP-ED: Washington state agency taking advantage of federal waiver
06-27-2017 5:07pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
As of June 1, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is excluding non-minority woman-owned businesses to meet Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) goals on federally funded contracts. In 2014, WSDOT submitted its initial waiver request to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) proposing that WSDOT be allowed to “set federal-aid highway program DBE contract ...
OP-ED: Construction/engineering company is a can’t-miss stock
06-27-2017 5:06pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dear T.G.: As promised in my most recent column, here are my thoughts on Dycom Industries. Dycom (DY-$90.19) is a good conservative long-term investment. In late 2008, I bought 1,000 shares of Dycom at $5.05 as a speculation based on information from a reliable source. According to an important executive I knew in the telecommunications ...
A letter to the editor from Nishkian Dean’s managing principal
06-27-2017 4:56pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Being mentioned in your article “CoreFirst: a Great Divide” compelled me to write in response. The innovative CoreFirst system that Ben Kaiser has championed is a viable alternative to doing nothing and accepting that your fate in the next earthquake may be devastating to the building occupants. There is little argument that a “full” seismic strengthening ...
Land use review intakes for June 26, 2017
06-27-2017 4:49pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Early assistance is pending for the proposed addition of a second story to an existing single-story wood-framed retail structure at 3275 N.E. Killingsworth St. The proposed exterior scope is for addition and replacement of the roof, envelope addition and re-cladding of the entire building envelope, replacement of windows and doors, and select replacement of parking ...
Commercial building permits for June 26, 2017
06-27-2017 4:48pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Permits issued A $3.08 million permit was issued on a deferred submittal for aluminum curtain wall and glazing for the Portland State University School of Business Administration at 631 S.W. Harrison St. The applicant is Shawn Forester of Culver Glass, and the owner is the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. A $4.5 million permit ...
Portland faces deadline for water treatment project
06-27-2017 4:26pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland’s City Council must decide by early August whether to direct the Water Bureau to build a $150 million ultraviolet-light reactor or a $350 million to $500 million water filtration plant to fight microscopic parasites.
UO students offer Portland green loop ideas
06-26-2017 2:44pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
University of Oregon architecture students recently presented ideas for the Portland green loop project.
Northwest firm wins 2017 AIA Small Project Award
06-26-2017 12:54pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Architecture Building Culture, which has an office in Portland, recently received from the American Institute of Architects one of its 11 Small Project Awards for 2017.
Planning under way to improve Jade District
06-26-2017 12:50pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Jade District, in Southeast Portland, could look a lot different if ideas presented in an urban design charette come to fruition.
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. …
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