Porter, Nielsen take new roles to strengthen sales effort

Two members of the Regence BlueShield of Idaho sales staff have taken expanded roles within the department to strengthen the company’s efforts in that area.
Kory Porter, who has been with Regence BlueShield of Idaho since 1996, is now the New Sales Manager for the company and has responsibility for all Group and Individual sales in Idaho.
Vance Nielsen, who previously was working in Individual sales in eastern Idaho, is now the company’s Sales Executive and has responsibility for both Group and Individual sales in eastern Idaho.
“Like any business, we adjust our employees and their roles depending upon the current market landscape,” said Ron Leavitt, vice president of Sales for Regence BlueShield of Idaho. “Both Kory and Vance have outstanding sales skills and leadership ability and will best serve our company needs now and in the future. I am excited about their new responsibilities.”
Porter is a member of the Idaho Association of Health Underwriters and has served as president of the Eastern Idaho Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Originally from Preston, Idaho, Porter is married to Dawn Porter and the couple has four children. In their spare time, they raise thoroughbred racehorses.
Nielsen is the president of the Eastern Idaho Association of Health Underwriters and is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
He is a Boy Scouts of America volunteer and is currently serving as a Scout Master. He’s also a basketball coach at the elementary school level.
Nielsen and his wife, Gina, have four sons and one daughter. He enjoys creative writing, reading, spending time with his family and the outdoors.
“Idahoans deserve the best when it comes to accessible, affordable health care coverage for themselves and their families,” Leavitt said. “As we continue to help our members understand the very complex health care industry, we’re fortunate to have people like Kory and Vance leading our efforts.”
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About Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Regence BlueShield of Idaho is a leading health plan in Idaho with more than 210,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain Region, serving nearly three million members as Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (in selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 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 www.regence.com.