Yearly Archives For 2018

2019 Medicare and Health Care Planning Guide

MEDICARE 2019: MEDICARE’s Annual Enrollment Period begins on October 15, 2018 and ends December 7, 2018. It is during this time that all individuals Aged 65+ should evaluate and review their health care needs for the upcoming new year. If already enrolled, you will receive a letter from your current carrier that will include an Annual… Read more »

Oregon employers to receive money back as workers’ comp costs continue to decrease

For the ninth year in a row, SAIF declares a substantial dividend for policyholders. posted September 12, 2018 Today the SAIF board of directors declared two dividends for customers: a $120 million primary dividend to be paid to SAIF’s policyholders, and a $40 million safety performance dividend to be paid based on each policyholder’s safety… Read more »

Workers’ compensation costs to drop for sixth-straight year

Salem, OR—Oregon employers next year, on average, will pay $1.12 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance, down from $1.23 in 2018, under a proposal by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). That figure covers workers’ compensation claims costs, assessments, and insurer profit and expenses. This will mark the sixth year… Read more »

AGC/SAIF Members Rewarded for Safety Efforts

AGC/SAIF workers’ comp participants to receive $7.9M retro return The Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) and SAIF announced today a $7,876,242 retrospective return for the 638 companies who participated in the AGC/SAIF group workers’ compensation program during 2016-2017. This represents a 22.2 percent return of paid premiums during the policy year. Increased construction activity… Read more »