In the News for Regence BlueShield

August 14, 2014 | Regence BlueShield

Creating a Culture of Health

Creating a Culture of Health
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 25, 2014 | Seattle Business

How Washington Came Close to Establishing a Transparent Claims Database

How Washington Came Close to Establishing a Transparent Claims Database
Regence BlueShield now provides HealthSparq, a transparency tool, to its customers. Featuring a slick, easy-to-use web interface, HealthSparq offers detailed comparisons of cost and quality among providers. Taking into account Regence’s price negotiations and a user’s specific plan, it estimates out-of-pocket expenses for hundreds of procedures.
July 25, 2014 | Seattle Business

Executive Q&A: Don Antonucci

Executive Q&A: Don Antonucci
Market president draws on many experiences to guide Regence BlueShield through the health care minefield.
June 17, 2014 | Kaiser Health News

Insurer begins huge palliative care program

Insurer begins huge palliative care program
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.
May 15, 2014 | Puget Sound Business Journal

Washington Health Alliance board names four new health executives to its board

Don Antonucci, President of Regence BlueShield of Washington, has joined the Washington Health Alliance board of directors. The Washington Health Alliance, a nonprofit that tracks the quality of care at medical groups, is one of Washington's state watchdogs on the health care industry.
March 11, 2014 | McKesson

Connecting with customers

Connecting with customers
Regence is betting heavily on individuals becoming the primary customer of health plans and that the key to transforming its relationship with individuals is through technology. Technology is the means through which Regence is reinventing itself as a retail-minded, customer-focused health plan.
March 03, 2014 | Health Care Inc. Northwest

Regence debuts 'private exchange' as insurance alternative for businesses

Regence debuts 'private exchange' as insurance alternative for businesses
A third of U.S. employers plan to move their employees’ health care coverage to a private exchange in the coming years, according to a February survey by Aon Plc. Regence Health Insurance Services is standing at the ready, with a new private exchange soon to launch for businesses of 100 employees or more in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.
August 28, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

Prostate-cancer therapy comes under attack

Prostate-cancer therapy comes under attack
Health insurers are pushing back against one of medicine's most expensive technologies amid growing evidence it may not be better for patients than cheaper options. At least three major insurers have recently decided to stop covering proton beam therapy for early stage prostate cancer or are reviewing their policy, saying that while it is an effective treatment, it is much less cost-effective when compared to the price of comparable treatments.
June 26, 2013 | San Juan Journal

PeaceHealth, Regence ink new 2-year medical insurance pact

PeaceHealth, Regence ink new 2-year medical insurance pact
The new contract begins July 1, 2013, resulting in no interruption of coverage for Regence members. The agreement covers PeaceHealth Southwest, St. John, St. Joseph and Peace Island, as well as Peace Health Medical Group offices in those service areas.
June 11, 2013 | The Puget Sound Business Journal

Which companies are the best workplaces in Washington? Meet the finalists

Which companies are the best workplaces in Washington? Meet the finalists
Regence BlueShield of Washington was nominated as a finalist for the Puget Sound Business Journal's best places to work competition. Nominations are chosen through employee surveys that include questions about company leadership, company culture, professional advancement opportunities, clear communication, benefits, and more.