In the News for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

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May 29, 2015 | Fox12 Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield float encourages you to 'Live Fearless'

Regence BlueCross BlueShield float encourages you to 'Live Fearless'
Regence is proud to be an ongoing partner with the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade. The theme of Regence's float in the 2015 parade is "Live Fearless," which encourages you to tap into your inner strength and pursue your goals. One local organization that is embodying the spirit of "Live Fearless" is New Avenues for Youth. Watch Fox 12 Oregon's video to learn more about Regence and New Avenues for Youth.
April 07, 2015 | Rivkela Brodsky

Regence hosts game night to spark end-of-life conversations

Regence hosts game night to spark end-of-life conversations
To get people more comfortable with end-of-life conversations, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon has invited 200 guests to play a game called “My Gift of Grace” during an event Thursday at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Hayes

How Regence stayed profitable last year, unlike its competitors

How Regence stayed profitable last year, unlike its competitors
Amid all the red ink sustained by Oregon insurers last year, one insurer’s financial statement stood out for bucking the trend: Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon ended 2014 with $35.8 million in profit.
March 28, 2015 | Statesman Journal

Skyrocketing drug costs stump insurers, Oregon lawmakers

Skyrocketing drug costs stump insurers, Oregon lawmakers
Drug prices have been going up for a long time. However, in 2014 drug spending rose 13.1 percent — the largest annual increase since 2003, according to a report by Express Scripts. Tom Holt, a lobbyist with Regence, said prices of even commonly prescribed, non-specialty drugs are increasing, sometimes for unexplained reasons.
March 04, 2015 | Portland Business Journal

Legislature 2015: Insurers, patients and big pharma all focus on 'Cap the Copay' bill

Legislature 2015: Insurers, patients and big pharma all focus on 'Cap the Copay' bill
A bill pending in the Oregon House would cap copays for prescription drugs at $100 for a 30-day supply. But the bill, "Cap the Copay," won't address the underlying issue of escalating drug prices.
February 11, 2015 | Oregon Zoo

Regence presents Community Free Day at Oregon Zoo, Feb. 14

Regence presents Community Free Day at Oregon Zoo, Feb. 14
Whether you're looking for a cheap date or a fun family outing, the Oregon Zoo has you covered on Valentine's Day. Community members can enjoy a free day at the zoo Saturday, Feb. 14, presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
January 02, 2015 | Portland Business Journal

Employer mandate: big savings may prompt shift from corporate to individual plans in 2015 (Report)

Employer mandate: big savings may prompt shift from corporate to individual plans in 2015 (Report)
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 10, 2014 | KGW

PDX Tonight: KGW Toy Drive at Oregon Zoo

PDX Tonight: KGW Toy Drive at Oregon Zoo
Scott Burton, director of community and business relations, helped collect toys at the Oregon Zoo for the KGW Great Toy Drive.
December 10, 2014 | KGW

PDX Tonight: KGW Toy Drive at Oregon Zoo

PDX Tonight: KGW Toy Drive at Oregon Zoo
Scott Burton, director of community and business relations at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, and KGW's Drew Carney helped collect toys at the Oregon Zoo during the annual KGW Great Toy Drive collection night.
December 09, 2014 | Portland Business Journal

Prescription sticker shock: Insurers are feelin’ it, too.

Prescription sticker shock: Insurers are feelin’ it, too.
Here's how Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is dealing with rising drug costs, with some insight from Jim Carlson, vice president of pharmacy benefit management company OmedaRx.
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