Rod Cruickshank Named Vice Chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) Advisory Committee
Portland, OR—Rod Cruickshank, CEO of The Partners Group has been appointed Vice Chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) Advisory Committee. Cruickshank will serve in this role for two years, after which he will become Chair of the CEBE Advisory Committee.
CEBE is a part of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), located in Washington, D.C. CIAB is a high-touch member-based trade association for 200 of the world’s top commercial insurance and employee benefits brokerages.
CEBE was formed in 2001 and serves to advise […]
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“We gathered some of our best clients and several companies that love their communities like we do,” said Cruickshank. “And together, we were able to make 30 different deliveries.”
Unprecedented—that’s the word that comes to mind when reflecting on the current health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus itself has not caused the market to decline nor the global economy to grind to a screeching halt, but social distancing has. While plenty of post-pandemic analyses will assess whether this was the “best” approach for society as a whole, there’s no question that this highly infectious and quickly spreading virus required a rapid response. The good news is that new cases seem to have slowed in areas that were initially hit the hardest. We hope […]
Last Thursday Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon had reached an agreement with some private health insurance companies to waive copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for Oregonians who undergo testing for COVID-19. The agreement will apply to a vaccine for the virus if one becomes available but does not apply to prescription drugs at this time.
State officials are working on a similar agreement for self-insured health plans. The state is also working with the federal government to clarify exceptions to cost-sharing for Medicare Advantage plans, and health savings account eligible high-deduction plans.
The following companies have committed to this agreement so far:
- Aetna […]
The stock market is down around 10% from the high based on fears the virus will slow economic growth and hurt corporate earnings. We think this scenario is likely but will prove temporary.