Insurance en Oregon eyes insurance rate increase <p>SALEM, Ore. - Customers of one of Oregon&#39;s largest health insurance companies may see a large rate increase soon. State insurance regulators held a rare public hearing Wednesday on the request by ODS Health Plan to hike its rates an average of 10 percent. A decision on the requested rate hike could come next month.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:26:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 2650 at Proposal would cut illegal immigrants from Basic Health Plan <p></p><p>Undocumented immigrants would lose state medical coverage under a proposal to save the popular Basic Health insurance program. The get-tough measure is part of a budget-cutting plan unveiled by the State Senate. But it's at odds with a competing approach in the House.</p><p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:23:30 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 703 at Proposal would cut illegal immigrants from Basic Health Plan Did the 'triple damages' law result in higher premiums? <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Three years ago Washington voters upheld the Insurance Fair Conduct Act. It allows triple damages when insurance companies are found to have unfairly denied a claim. At the time, the insurance industry warned premiums would skyrocket and lawyers would get rich. Has that happened?&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:10:24 +0000 Austin Jenkins 225 at