In the News for Regence BlueShield of Idaho
August 17, 2016 | Becker's Hospital Review
Regence becomes the first health plan in the nation to cover the full spectrum of palliative care benefits with the addition of perinatal palliative care, Becker's Hospital Review reports.
April 15, 2016 | Portland Business Journal
The Portland Business Journal reports on the positive impact of Regence's Palliative Care benefit, one year after it launched.
May 07, 2015 | Idaho Statesman
I’ve attended some wonderful events in my nearly 20 years in the health insurance business, but I have never experienced anything quite like the one held the evening of April 16, which was National Healthcare Decisions Day. To observe this important day, I hosted a small dinner party to talk about something that’s usually avoided in our day-to day-conversations — long term health care needs.
April 17, 2015 | The Lewiston Tribune
Regence BlueShield of Idaho again selected Community Action Partnership to receive $50,000, which will build upon programs instituted at Lewiston's Orchards Elementary School last year.
January 02, 2015 | Portland Business Journal
More than 3 million people receive employer health benefits through private exchanges. Last March, Regence Health Insurance Services announced plans to launch a new private exchange for businesses of 100 employees or more in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah. It was also to become available to smaller employers later in the year. It works similar to a 401(k) retirement plan, with employers contributing a set amount to employees' accounts, who can then shop for a plan online in the Regence Marketplace.
December 08, 2014 | Idaho Business Review
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho began its annual Share a Night campaign on Nov. 24 with the support of community partner Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Executive Director Mindy Plumlee said the fundraiser is scheduled to continue through the end of the year.
November 12, 2014
Employers are now facing more complicated decisions around offering health care benefits than ever before. This fact is partially due to the dramatic changes that are taking place within the health insurance industry itself. The good news is that leading health insurers and consultants are stepping up to this challenge and undertaking efforts to simplify the decision-making process around health care benefits for their customers. This white paper represents such an effort by Regence.
August 14, 2014 | Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Creating a culture of health starts with putting the consumer, or employee, in the center. With that in place, employers can focus on integrating key program pillars.
July 15, 2014 | Idaho Business Review
Kelly J. Carew has been hired as the manager of new sales at Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Carew returns to the Northwest after a five-year stint with Starbucks in Boston where he served as region manager and business development manager.
June 17, 2014 | Kaiser Health News
Beginning this summer, Regence will be part of a comprehensive new palliative care program that puts the patient, including his or her family, at the center of the care program. “We’re striving to take palliative care to the patient as opposed to forcing the patient to come into rigid walls of institution that tell you how exactly they’re going to treat you,” said Mark Ganz.