health insurance

Northwest Healthcare
4:05 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Washington Insurance Commissioner: Premera 'Guts' Consumer Protection Bill

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler
Washington OIC

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 3:38 pm

Washington’s Insurance Commissioner wants to notify consumers if their insurance company is on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Cover Oregon
5:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Grill Director Of Health Insurance Exchange

Cover Oregon

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 5:04 pm

Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange is finally getting some traction after a shaky beginning.

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Cover Oregon
4:49 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Leadership Changes At Cover Oregon

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced leadership changes at Cover Oregon.
Credit Orna Izakson / Wikimedia Commons

"We are putting all hands on deck to make sure again that everyone who wants and needs health coverage in this state, is able to get it and get enrolled in a plan by January 1st," says John Kitzhaber.
He announced two main staffing changes.

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Cover Oregon
5:47 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Question Health Insurance Exchange Director

The head of Cover Oregon is acknowledging the troubles of the health insurance exchange. But Rocky King described the system as “unfinished”, rather than “broken.” Oregon lawmakers are questioning King Wednesday in hearings on why Cover Oregon has failed to sign up even one customer. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman says despite the troubled rollout, King's job doesn't appear to be in immediate jeopardy.

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Healthcare Delays
5:04 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Cover Oregon Director Says Online Exchange Won't Be Ready By Deadline

Cover Oregon Executive Director Rocky King testifies before a panel of Oregon lawmakers.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 4:42 pm

Oregon’s online health insurance exchange won’t be up and running in time for people to get covered by the beginning of the year.

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Washington Healthcare
6:29 am
Mon December 3, 2012

State Agency Offering Help During Last Week Of Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment season ends Friday for those looking to change or sign onto a health program. A Washington state agency has open arms for those scrambling for insurance advice.

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Northwest News
7:15 am
Mon September 24, 2012

New Standardized Forms Could Simplify Shopping For Health Insurance

Photo Credit: Tom Varco/Wikimedia Commons

Just in time for open enrollment season—insurance companies are required to explain health benefits in plain language. The new requirement is part of the affordable care act that takes effect this week.

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