Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
November 7, 2012 -- We are incredibly pleased that Dr. Richard Popiel has joined Regence as our new Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and Chief Medical Officer for Regence Health Plans. Dr. Popiel has extensive strategic and operational experience across a diverse spectrum of health care settings. He has become well known for his ability to rethink how quality care is delivered and how to control costs - skills and experience that will positively impact the service and care our members receive.
Dr. Popiel will responsible for the following in this new role:
October 17, 2012 -- This week, the Umpqua Bank Challenge announced it is donating 100,000 to two local nonprofits: Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. This donation comes from money raised at the 2012 Umpqua Bank Challenge and Regence Pro-Am golf tournaments, as well as support from event sponsors.
June 13, 2012 -- Isn’t there a pharmacy just around the corner? How much of my deductible have I satisfied? What was my member number, again? Regence members can now answer these questions and hundreds of others from the convenience of their smart phone. myRegence.com has gone mobile.
May 11, 2012 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is pleased to welcome Angela Dowling as vice president of sales. She joined the company on May 7.
Angela comes to Regence with an extensive senior sales leadership background, most recently with Payne Financial Group, Inc., one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the United States. Based in Helena, Montana, she served as Chief Revenue Officer.
April 23, 2012 -- Adventist Health, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Tuality Healthcare have entered into a partnership to provide in-network care to select Individual members in the Portland metropolitan area.
Beginning October 1, 2012, select Regence Individual members will be transitioned from their current PPO network to one of two Oregon Select networks in a move designed to provide members continued quality care and monthly premium affordability.
April 25, 2012 -- If consumers could shop for health care like they shop for groceries, could they find more affordable care? If they could talk to one another and share reviews about a doctor or hospital, would they be able to connect with the provider that’s right for them? Regence believes in the power of information and Forrester Research, Inc. feels we’ve cracked “the transparency code.”
April 25, 2012 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon has notified the Oregon Insurance Division and the Oregon Family Health Insurance Assistance Program of an upcoming discontinuation of select Individual insurance products.
Beginning October 1, 2012, Regence will commence a 12-month rolling discontinuation of the following plans in the Individual market:
January 27, 2012 -- Today, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon received notice that the Oregon Insurance Division has approved a request by the company to reduce a scheduled premium increase to small business customers in 2012.