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One in five people with diabetes don’t know they have it

One in five people with diabetes don’t know they have it

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness of a chronic condition that’s far more common than many people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 34 million people in the U.S. – 10 percent of the population – have diabetes. Another 88 million people – more than a third of adults in the U.S. – have prediabetes, where their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed.
November 24, 2021 All Markets
Regence BlueShield President Claire Verity honored as a 2021 Woman of Influence

Regence BlueShield President Claire Verity honored as a 2021 Woman of Influence

Regence BlueShield Market President Claire Verity was among 15 Seattle-area business leaders recognized this month at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2021 Women of Influence Awards. The annual awards honor women “who have the authority and power to move the needle in their business, are respected for accomplishments within their industries, give back to the community, and are sought out as respected advisors and mentors within their field of influence.”
November 23, 2021 Washington
Physical health and mental well-being safety tips for older adults

Physical health and mental well-being safety tips for older adults

Many older adults (age 65+) live at home, often with varying health and social care needs. If this is you, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are currently 54 million people in the U.S. who are age 65 and older. It’s important to take care of your physical and mental health to stay safe at home.
November 18, 2021 All Markets
FDA and CDC approve COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11

FDA and CDC approve COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11

Parents can now safely protect their children age 5 and older from COVID-19 by getting them vaccinated. After rigorous data evaluation and ongoing studies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11; this follows the earlier emergency use authorization (EUA) of Pfizer’s vaccine for youth age 12 to 15.
November 03, 2021 All Markets

Regence Medicare Advantage plans achieve significant 2022 Medicare Star Ratings from CMS

Regence is pleased to announce that all its Medicare Advantage plan offerings earned strong Star Ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based on care quality and performance. This means 100% of Regence members across the health plan’s four-state footprint – Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Utah – will be enrolled in a 2022 Medicare Advantage plan that earned at least 4 to 4.5 stars.
October 13, 2021 All Markets
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