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Oregon Senate Approves Tougher Enforcement of Insurers

June 22, 2013

SALEM (June 21, 2013) -- The Oregon Senate has approved a bill, S.414A, that would strengthen the enforcement powers of the state Department of Consumer & Business Services over health insurers. The sponsor, Sen. Chip Shields, said the bill arose directly as a result of disputes involving claims for autism coverage.

The department under current law can only revoke an insurer's license; the new bill would add the power to order restitution to consumers. 

Read The Portland Business Journal coverage here