News Releases for Regence BlueShield

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May 29, 2013

Regence BlueShield welcomes Mary Kay O'Neill, M.D., M.B.A., as new Executive Medical Director

Regence BlueShield has named Mary Kay O’Neill, M.D., M.B.A., as executive medical director for the state of Washington. Based in Seattle, Dr. O’Neill will work with key employers and network providers to enhance the quality and affordability of care for Regence members in Washington.
May 01, 2013

Regence launches website to help consumers understand health care reform

Health care reform has resulted in some of the largest scale changes to the way health care is delivered and funded since the 1960s, providing unprecedented access, coverage and protections for American consumers. To help people better understand the variety of choices before them, Regence has launched a new website that is designed to help consumers and businesses navigate the new health care landscape.
April 15, 2013

Get smart, with heart: Cambia employees exercise nearly 278,000 minutes for charity

Get smart, with heart: Cambia employees exercise nearly 278,000 minutes for charity
It was straight from the heart -- the 277,679 minutes of exercise that 254 local Cambia employees logged in the company’s Charity Challenge resulted in prizes of $500 for the American Heart Association and $250 for Start Making A Reader Today (SMART).
April 09, 2013

Dr. Csaba Mera named Regence Deputy Chief Medical Officer & appointed to Oregon Patient Safety Commission

Regence is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Csaba Mera to the position of deputy chief medical officer. At the same time Dr. Mera has been appointed by the State of Oregon to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission.
April 04, 2013

Sharon Richardson joins Regence as Director of Product Management

Sharon Richardson has joined Regence as Director of Product Management. In this role, she will be responsible for the oversight and management of the company’s commercial product portfolio, with a focus on sales and marketing strategy and the development of products for groups of 51 employees or more.
March 04, 2013

Regence BlueShield reports strong financial result for 2012

According to unaudited figures filed March 1 with the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Regence BlueShield’s 483,271 fully insured members had medical claims totaling $1.78 billion in 2012, or $3,135 per member. Regence paid 82.7 cents of every premium dollar to pay those claims.
January 15, 2013

Regence covers flu shots and urges everyone to take preventive measures

Regence covers flu shots and urges everyone to take preventive measures
Cases of the flu are increasing across the country, and Regence BlueShield in Washington is joining with the Washington State Department of Health to encourage people to get a flu shot, which is covered under Regence health plans, and to take other simple measures to protect themselves from the flu.
December 26, 2012

Washington: Regence employees pledge $1.2 million to support community nonprofit organizations

Regence employees are giving back to the communities where they live and work through the company’s annual employee giving campaign. In the recently completed 2012 campaign, employees from Regence BlueShield in Washington and its affiliated companies in Idaho, Oregon and Utah pledged charitable gifts of more than $1.2 million to nearly 1,550 nonprofits.
November 05, 2012

Regence names Dr. Richard Popiel Chief Medical Officer, EVP/Health Care

Regence is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Popiel has accepted the appointment of Executive Vice President, Health Care Services and Chief Medical Officer for all our health insurance plans. He will be based in Portland, effective Oct. 31.
October 19, 2012

Going for the Gold: Regence honored by American Business Awards as Product Management Department of the Year

PORTLAND, Ore.– Regence was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award for Product Management Department of the Year in the 10th Annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. The team was recognized for the development and ...
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