FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Contact:

Colleen Thompson, Marketing Manager
(541) 684-5453, colleen.thompson@pacificsource.com  

PacificSource Health Plans Will Continue To Offer Child-Only Individual
Insurance Policies

Eugene, Ore. – PacificSource Health Plans announced today that it will continue to offer individual insurance policies to children under age 19. Their announcement was prompted by announcements by national and regional insurers that they would no longer offer such policies. These changes in the children’s policy marketplace are occurring due to provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which now prohibits insurers from limiting coverage on pre-existing conditions for children under age 19.
 
“This is an opportunity for us to reiterate our long-term commitment to being a resource for families seeking affordable, quality health care,” said Ken Provencher, president and chief executive officer of PacificSource Health Plans. “We’ve demonstrated that commitment through our participation as the statewide insurer for the Oregon Healthy Kids Connect program. Our continued commitment to provide children’s policies is consistent with our core values of helping all people get the care they need. We’re working with the Oregon Insurance Division to help form state rules that will maintain a stable market for children’s insurance policies, and we will continue to serve this population through the many changes that will take place through healthcare reform.”

About PacificSource Health Plans

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Eugene, Oregon, with local offices throughout Oregon and in Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 590 people, serves more than 259,000 individuals, and has 6,200 employer clients throughout the Northwest.

With its acquisition of Clear One Health Plans in 2010, PacificSource has become a full-service health plan offering private insurance solutions and government-sponsored programs. PacificSource offers a wide array of group and individual health plans, group dental plans, and Medicare Advantage plans. It administers coverage for both the Oregon Healthy KidsConnect program and the Oregon Health Plan. PacificSource also provides self-funded employee benefit plans, flexible spending accounts, HRAs, and COBRA administration services under the PacificSource Administrators, Manley Services, and Trusteed Plans Service Corporation names. For more information, visit PacificSource.com or call (800) 624-6052.

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