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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Charitable Giving
The Governor's State Employees' Food Drive
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In these tough economic times, it's important to note that charitable contributions by OEBB carriers have no effect on insurance premiums. Below, each carrier has addressed this potential concern in their own words:
Moda Health/ODS
Moda Health/ODS provides a wide range of insurance, business and financial services to clients throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. All charitable contributions made by Moda Health/ODS, including those to the Oregon Governor’s Food Drive, are distributed through our companywide Corporate Giving program. There is zero correlation between healthcare premiums and charitable funds.
The involvement of our employees in their community is based on curing and caring, on helping people get well sooner and live well longer. We also invest financially in the communities we serve, partnering with nonprofit organizations in ways that help make our communities stronger, healthier and happier. 
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente has a long, proud history of social benefit aimed at community health improvement, disease prevention, reduction of health disparities and the development and dissemination of evidence-based medicine. In fact, community benefit is a central part of our mission.  

As a non-profit organization, we dedicate our assets to public and charitable purposes, which include charity care but extend well beyond our clinics and hospitals. In 2009, Kaiser Permanente Northwest spent over $100 million dollars, or more than 3.3% of our total revenues to our community benefit work. Each year, our board of directors develops priorities that are responsive to the evolving needs of our communities, including a commitment to address basic needs like hunger.

Kaiser Permanente has a long standing relationship with the Oregon Food Bank and are honored to help sponsor the Oregon Governor's State Employees Food Drive.
Willamette Dental
In an effort to partner with and provide assistance to those in our community, Willamette Dental designates funds each year for allocation to various charitable organizations.  These funds are separate from the administrative or provider expenses incurred by OEBB members and do not contribute towards the cost of insurance premium. Charitable contributions are not included in the cost of care and are not considered when formulating premium rates. 

Learn more about the Governor's State Employees' Food Drive and The Oregon Food Bank.