Walmart Ends Health Insurance for Some

(CNN) — Walmart is cutting health insurance for some of its part-time employees. The world’s biggest retailer announced on a blog that workers with fewer than 30 hours a week will no longer qualify for its health insurance plan. The company says the change will affect about 2 percent of its U.S. workforce of 1.3 … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Owes Agencies

SALEM, Ore. — Millions of dollars were wasted building the failed Cover Oregon website, but that may be just the beginning of the Exchange’s financial problems. Cover Oregon says it owes about 900 thousand dollars to health insurance agencies. Those agents were certified through the exchange but have not been paid since enrollment began. Officials … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Project Issues

SALEM Ore. —  Cover Oregon, the failed healthcare exchange, now has a failed partner project. A new report was obtained form the International Department of Human Services. It shows that the tech company “Oracle” was supposed to help modernize the state’s system to help Oregonians electronically apply for food stamps and other types of public assistance.The … Continue reading »

Still Time to Sign Up for Coverage

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s almost the end of February and the deadline for health insurance coverage is quickly approaching, but there is still time to sign up. Individuals still needing insurance have until March 31 to get coverage. In an effort to get people enrolled in Southern Oregon, Pacific Source is hosting its “Get Out, … Continue reading »