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Health Insurance Rates for 2015 Announced Today

By | Jesse Ellis O'Brien
Health Care Advocate

Today, the Oregon Insurance Division—the state’s insurance regulator—announced its decisions on health insurers’ rate proposals for next year. These decisions come after OSPIRG Foundation’s in-depth analysis raised numerous questions about some of the larger proposed rate increases.

Here’s the skinny on OSPIRG Foundation’s new analysis of 2015 rates proposed by four Oregon insurers—Moda, PacificSource, United and Health Net. There’s some good news, some concerning news, and some very concerning news, but the best news of all is that thanks to Oregon’s health insurance rate review process, the insurers don’t get the last word.

Top Ten Ways the CFPB Can Help You

By | Celeste Meiffren
Consumer and Taxpayer Advocate

See our new resource about the top ten ways the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping consumers.

How to Protect Yourself from the Security Bug Heartbleed

By | Celeste Meiffren
Consumer and Taxpayer Advocate

DO NOT rush to change your passwords on all of your favorite websites. You shouldn’t change your password on a site until the site has fixed the Heartbleed bug, or else you risk having your new password compromised. Watch for a notice on the site, but don’t click any links in emails claiming to be from the website.

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