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May 12, 2020, 11:01 ET Regence Value-Based Care Provider Arrangements Improve Member Health, Lower Costs

Regence launched its value-based arrangement (VBA) provider networks in 2013 with the goal of improving member health, lowering overall costs and...


Dec 04, 2013, 06:01 ET Regence Names New Market Presidents in Washington and Oregon

Regence President of Health Insurance Services Jared Short today announced that Don Antonucci has been appointed to lead Regence BlueShield in...


Apr 09, 2013, 01:00 ET 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...


Nov 05, 2012, 02:32 ET Regence names Dr. Richard Popiel Chief Medical Officer, SVP/Health Care

Regence is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Popiel has accepted the appointment of Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and Chief Medical...


Oct 29, 2012, 01:31 ET Going for the Gold: Regence Honored by American Business Awards(SM) As Product Management Department of the Year

Regence was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award for Product Management Department of the Year in the 10th Annual American Business Awards, the...


Oct 11, 2012, 02:49 ET Regence Applauded for Strategic Efforts in Customer Service, Consumer Transparency, Fraud, Care Quality Improvement and Cost Containment

Regence was recognized this month by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for leadership and best practices in consumer initiatives, customer...


Sep 10, 2012, 01:51 ET Patti Laughren appointed as Vice President of Accountable Health Systems and Provider Innovation

Patti Laughren has been hired as Regence's newest health care strategy executive. Laughren, a health care network executive with nearly 20 years...


Mar 06, 2012, 12:35 ET Joan Byrd Appointed as Vice President of Integrated Care Management

Regence is pleased to announce the hiring of Joan Byrd as vice president of Integrated Care Management. Byrd, a health care executive with more than...


Oct 20, 2011, 05:00 ET Don Antonucci Appointed President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Regence is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Antonucci to the position of President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. In his new...


Oct 18, 2011, 01:07 ET Workplace Wellness Program Saves Regence $9.2 Million

Companies increasingly seek to curb health care costs through an employee wellness program, but experts say it's not always clear whether the...


Sep 28, 2011, 08:17 ET Jared Short Promoted to Executive Vice President, Health Insurance Services

Regence CEO Mark Ganz announced today the appointment of Jared Short to the position of Executive Vice President, Health Insurance Services. In this...


May 05, 2011, 01:00 ET Regence Employee Choice Provides Flexible Health Plan Options for Small Businesses in Oregon

Small employers are traditionally faced with a difficult choice when providing health coverage for their employees: they can either choose benefits...


Apr 25, 2011, 01:24 ET Oregon Business Leaders, John Cimral and John Morgan, Join Regence Executive Team

Regence announced today it has added two high profile business leaders to its leadership team. John Cimral, former CEO of ProSight, has joined the...


Mar 21, 2011, 06:02 ET State Legislators Walk the Oregon Trail and 'Move It' to Benefit Health Charities

With nearly one third of the U.S. population considered "obese" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, preventable chronic illnesses...


Jan 17, 2011, 01:33 ET Tom Holt Joins Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon as Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon President Jared Short is proud to announce the selection of Tom Holt to Director of Legislative and Regulatory ...


Jan 04, 2011, 02:38 ET Industry Recognizes myRegence.com for Creativity, Innovation and Focus on the Customer

Regence won a significant number of awards in 2010 in recognition of its unique member-focused website, myRegence.com. Regence, the largest health...


Dec 09, 2010, 03:12 ET Alison Goldwater Named Vice President of Oregon Provider Services for Regence

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon President Jared Short is proud to announce the appointment of Alison Goldwater to Vice President of Provider...


Nov 16, 2010, 03:11 ET Regence Members Go Green With Paperless Benefits Statements

Regence has launched a new service that allows eligible members to make the switch from paper explanation of benefits (EOB) statements to automated...


Oct 26, 2010, 12:44 ET Regence Welcomes Dr. Csaba Mera as New Medical Director in Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced today that Dr. Csaba Mera has joined the company as medical director for Oregon. Dr. Mera succeeds...


Oct 15, 2010, 07:56 ET Regence Response to the News Release Issued Today by Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Ordering Regence BlueShield to Issue Child-Only Policies

We were shocked by the Commissioner's action and press statement this morning. This gross politicization of such a complex regulatory problem does...


Oct 05, 2010, 06:04 ET Ralph Prows, M.D., Named Chief Medical Officer for Regence

Regence, the largest non-profit health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region, has named Ralph Prows, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer. In this...


Aug 18, 2010, 01:19 ET Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Joins My Blue Community(SM)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island became the latest Blue Plan to add an award-winning, online health community created by Regence BlueCross...


Jul 28, 2010, 04:46 ET Announcing Be Well Washington: A Family Health Week!

To encourage healthy family lifestyles, Regence BlueShield is partnering with the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and King 5 to sponsor a week of free...


Jul 27, 2010, 05:24 ET Regence Member Community Reaches Significant Milestone: 50,000 Reviews of Doctors, Hospitals and Clinics

When Regence members look for a doctor, they turn to a trusted source – fellow members. In fact, Regence provides a member-focused Web site,...


Jun 16, 2010, 02:12 ET Regence BlueCross BlueShield Says 'Hola' With Launch of New Company Website in Spanish

As part of its Latino outreach efforts, Regence BlueCross BlueShield has launched a new company website in Spanish at www.regence.com/espanol. The...