SEATTLE, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A Regence BlueShield Web site has won a national award for a feature that helps its members better understand their health care coverage. Seattle-based Hornall Anderson Design Works designed and programmed a "user's guide," that earned the Web Marketing Association's "Outstanding Website" designation. The content of the guide was written by the local advertising agency, Worker Bees, Inc. The guide is designed to be a quick reference for members and employers who have questions about their health-care coverage. Some 1,300 sites were entered in the competition, according to the Web Marketing Association. Only those Web sites that received more than 60 out of 70 possible points won the "Outstanding Website" award. The Association gave the award to those sites that it said were judged to be "above and beyond the standard of excellence." "The Regence User's Guide answers questions for members and employers on a variety of topics, including enrollment, billing, benefits and the driving forces behind rising health-care costs," said Pam Wright, Regence BlueShield's manager of advertising and marketing communications, and the user's guide project leader. "Health care can be a complicated business. It's our job to provide our members with information they can use to make informed health-care decisions for themselves, their families and their employees." Regence BlueShield is the leading health plan in Washington and provides health-care coverage to more than 1.1 million members. Regence BlueShield is a not-for-profit health plan. It is one of 42 independent licensees of the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association that collectively provide coverage to 79 million -- or one in four -- Americans. It is also an affiliate of The Regence Group, an alliance of health plans that includes: Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.wa.regence.com.
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