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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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ACA most commonly asked questions: Answers Here

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.
Developer sues Andersen Construction for $5.7 million
07-25-2017 5:22pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Andersen Construction’s inability to provide enough skilled workers led to a raft of construction defects on the Oxbow 49 project, its developer alleges in a lawsuit filed last month.
Unreinforced masonry building owners fume over proposal
07-25-2017 4:42pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland’s Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Policy Committee will meet at least once more. Thursday’s public hearing was supposed to be the final one, but a room full of building owners upset with recommended upgrade steps succeeded in delaying a move to City Council.
OP-ED: The Oregon Legislature’s impact on construction employers
07-25-2017 4:35pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Oregon Legislature in 2017 was, as usual, busy regulating employers. Two new laws ‎are particularly significant to the construction industry: a pay equity law (HB 2005) and an overtime law (HB 3458). The new pay equity law fails to provide workers with significant additional protections, but does provide employers with new tools to avoid ...
OP-ED: In Italy, in oyster bars and in all organizations, culture rules
07-25-2017 4:34pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Walking the streets of Rome, Cinque Terre and Florence inspired new thinking for me about what’s important in life. These cities exude culture – art, history, architecture, language, customs, style, approaches to eating and imbibing, working, public spaces – life! In Vernazza we rented kayaks from a local named Nico. When I asked why we ...
Airport industrial property sells for $56 million
07-24-2017 7:38pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Specht Development has sold a 492,554-square-foot industrial development for $56 million.
Land use review intakes for July 24, 2017
07-24-2017 7:20pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Early assistance is sought for the proposed demolition of a 14,243-square-foot building at 520 S.E. 82nd Ave., and construction of a 20,000-square-foot market in its place. The applicant is Gary Darling of DL Design Group, and the owner is Vitaliy Malenkiy. Early assistance is pending for the proposed demolition of a two-story retail building at ...
Commercial building permits for July 24, 2017
07-24-2017 7:20pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Permits issued RLR Investments LLC of Wilmington, Ohio, was issued a $1.9 million permit to add 23,000 square feet to a transfer warehouse at 9010 N.E. 13th Ave. in the East Columbia neighborhood. The applicant is Livermore Architecture and Engineering and the contractor is Joseph Hughes Construction. The Housing Authority of Portland was issued nine ...
Updated: Portland Building renovation plan approved
07-24-2017 6:41pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission voted 4-0 on Monday to issue conditional approval to a plan to renovate the Portland Building.
OP-ED: The ABCs of a successful project: ‘Always Be Closing’
07-24-2017 2:59pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
In this month's Dirt Law column, attorney Jacob Zahniser takes DJC readers through the ABCs of successful construction projects, starting with a thorough understanding of contract deliverables.
OP-ED: Only hope to recoup losses may be to trust politicians
07-24-2017 12:23pm - From News – Daily Journal of Commerce
Dear Mr. Berko: In 2013, my stockbroker had me buy $60,000 worth of Puerto Rican Sales Tax Financing Corp.’s tax-free bonds. I bought these bonds for my individual retirement account. The coupon was 5.5 percent. I paid $770 per $1,000 bond ($46,200 total), and they were supposed to mature in 2022. I got a great ...
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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