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Key Information and Presentations on Health Insurance

December 10, 2018

As you know, the Pioneer Educators Health Trust will cease to exist as of March 31, and Regence will no longer be offered as an option for health insurance. The Kaiser HMO and Added Choice plans will continue to be offered, along with a new High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account.

Most employees are finding that their current providers are already in the Added Choice network or have the option to join:

  • Most providers under Regence are also part of the Added Choice health network, which includes Legacy, OHSU, Samaritan, Doernbecher, and other hospitals and clinics in the area. The most disruption is in the Providence network.
  • If your provider is not part of the Added Choice network, they may have the opportunity to join. Some employees who have had conversations with Human Resources or our benefits consultant have already found this to be true.
  • And, in other cases, Kaiser may make an exception for continuity of care (late-stage pregnancy or some types of surgery, for example).

If you are affected by the loss of Regence, please contact Helen DeVol in Human Resources at or 503-768-6234, or our benefits consultant Bonnie Pasko, at 503‐813‐1299 or Everyone’s situation is unique, and Helen and Bonnie can help you determine the best choices and continuity of care for you and your family.

Added Choice Presentations

Employees and their families are invited to attend the following sessions that will cover how to map your current providers and explain the structure of the plan design and how to move between the tiers of coverage for maximum savings.

Monday, December 10, noon to 1 p.m.

  • CAS - Templeton Student Center, Thayer Room
  • Added Choice

Wednesday, December 12, 4 to 5 p.m.

  • CAS - Albany Quadrangle, Room 207
  • Added Choice + High Deductible Health Plans & Health Savings Accounts

Thursday, December 13, noon to 1 p.m.

  • CAS - Olin, Room 301
  • Added Choice

Tuesday, December 18, noon to 1 p.m.

  • LAW - Classroom LRC 5
  • Added Choice + High Deductible Health Plans & Health Savings Accounts