BOISE, ID.  – Regence BlueShield of Idaho announced today its eligible members with individual and small group plans will have the option of renewing their existing health care policies for 2014.  Individual and small group plans were scheduled to begin to be discontinued on January 1 as they renewed in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“With the ongoing changes in the health care system, we are standing beside our members by maximizing their health care options while keeping individuals and business owners informed on the latest changes and options,” said Scott Kreiling, Regence BlueShield of Idaho President.

Members can learn more about their coverage choices with Regence or other options available through Your Health Idaho.   Individual members who are eligible and decide to renew their current plans with Regence do not need to take any action; however if they chose a different plan, they must notify us by Dec. 31. Small group members must notify us by January 5.

Eligible members will receive new letters from Regence informing them of their plan renewal options, as well as alternative coverage options, including subsidy-eligible plans with the full benefits and consumer protections of the ACA.

About Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Regence BlueShield of Idaho is a leading health plan in Idaho, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving more than two million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and a subsidiary of Cambia Health Solutions. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit