Anthem Insurance Data Breach

(CNN) — Hackers have stolen information on tens of millions of Anthem customers, in a massive data breach that ranks among the largest in corporate history. The stolen information includes names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses and employment information. Anthem said there is no evidence that credit card or medical … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Shutting Down

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers took another step toward shutting down Cover Oregon Tuesday. After spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to make the site work, the state decided to shut down its insurance exchange and use the federal government’s instead. A new committee will look at ways to move all of Cover Oregon’s … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Owes Agents

MEDFORD, Ore. — The challenged Cover Oregon is causing another headache for insurance agents that helped enroll people in coverage. Cover Oregon agents were responsible for enrolling more than a 20 percent of the people who came in through the exchange. The agents are due commission negotiated with Cover Oregon, usually a percentage of a … Continue reading »

FBI Investigates Cover Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — The FBI is investigating how the Cover Oregon website was built and paid for. In 2011, then State Representative Patrick Sheehan sent an email to the governor accusing Cover Oregon officials of lying and wasting tens of millions of dollars in payments to developer Oracle. Rep. Sheehan said an FBI agent followed … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Help

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The deadline to sign up for health insurance is just two days away. For those who need help with the process, The Child Center will be hosting an enrollment event Monday. Trained Cover Oregon specialists will be at the Springfield Public Library from 12-6 p.m. to answer questions and provide on-the-spot assistance. … Continue reading »

Long-Term Insurance Premiums

EUGENE, Ore. — Premiums are going up for long-term care insurance, by about 26 percent. About 30,000 Oregonians currently have policies to pay for care at home or in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. The Oregon Insurance Division has received nearly 40 rate increase requests. The reason: policy holders have been living longer, so they’re … Continue reading »

State Farm Car Insurance Increases

EUGENE, Ore. — State Farm Insurance customers could soon by paying more for their car insurance. The insurance agency increased rates by 3 percent for Oregon customers. The company says the hike will cover the rising cost of health care, repairs and legal fees in connection to auto wrecks. Even though it’s a statewide increase, … Continue reading »

Crime Could Affect Insurance Rates

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve heard the calls and received plenty of e-mails from people who are concerned about the impact of budget cuts at the Lane County Jail. Now we’re looking at how you could end up paying. When crime rates go up, so do home insurance rates. We talked to a local insurance agent … Continue reading »