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Your ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’ Questions Answered

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law. The bill provides paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expands food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requires employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. More about the bill.  Please see the Department of Labor's FFCRA FAQ page: FAQ Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Our Total Absence Management team has also created this valuable guide to Leave & ADA: Employer's Guide to Leave & ADA During COVID-19 Visit our COVID-19 Client Resource Hub for more. 

Oregon Health Insurers Agree to Plan Design Changes for Coronavirus

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 [...]

Total Absence Management Team Presenting at DMEC Annual Conference 2019

TPG’s Total Absence Management (TAM) team is in Washington DC this week to participate in the premier conference for absence and disability professionals—the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference. “The 2019 DMEC Annual Conference offers a one-of-a-kind deep dive into the challenges that leave professionals face each day. With a focus on progressive solutions, absence experts will share successful approaches to FMLA and ADA compliance, benefit programs, return to work, mental health, benchmarking, paid leave, technology, and much more” ( Join our TAM team at the following sessions to gain expert insight about your leave solutions and data:   Decipher Your [...]

Understanding the 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Health Care Proposals

Ready or not, the 2020 presidential campaign has begun, and health care is key to many of the candidates' platforms. But with so many terms flying around—Medicare for All, socialized medicine, universal coverage, public option—how is one supposed to develop an informed opinion? Like millions of other Americans, our very own Sarah Friend watched the recent 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate debates and found herself scratching her head in confusion. “Even for someone who follows health care legislation,” Sarah said, “it was hard to determine what each candidate’s position really was as it relates to future health care policy and legislation.” [...]

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Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.