Archive for March 18th, 2010

Oregonians Can Look to Assurant Health for Help

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

oregonLocal news source The World wrote about a concerning report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  In “Report: More Oregonians lack health insurance,” the nonprofit health group’s findings are highlighted.  There has been a significant increase in the number of Oregon’s middle class citizens that don’t have health insurance.  Compare health insurance trends nationally and you get the same type of results.  As the national trend has gone the same way as Oregon’s, its citizens are hoping that some type of health care reform will help them obtain health insurance.  Ten years ago, Oregon had 98,000 people without health insurance.  The 2008 study found 170,000 Oregonians without health coverage.

In the same time frame, the cost of a family’s health insurance increased by 70%.  In Oregon, as well as much of the rest of America, the median income for its citizens actually decreased by 1.6%.  These statistics make it so hard for people to find good health insurance.  Assurant Health is one of the top health insurance companies in the United States, with one million customers all over the map.  They work with people who don’t have health insurance through their work or other group coverage.  Since many businesses have dropped health insurance benefits or reduced them and 15% of Oregonians working for private businesses are not offered health insurance, Assurant Health would be a good company for Oregonians to look into.