Mark Ganz

Mark Ganz Assumes National Leadership Role

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The CEO and president of Cambia Health Solutions becomes the chair of the most powerful health insurance lobbying group in the country Jan 1.
An avowed Republican, Mark Ganz has never been a fan of the Affordable Care Act, and has purposely kept the Regence health plans as far away from the insurance exchanges as humanly possible. 

LifeWise Joins Regence in Backing Away From Small Employer Exchange

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Providence insists it over-calculated its proposed rates for individuals and is asking the state’s insurance commissioner for permission to adjust those rates

May 10, 2013 -- Now that the health insurers have shown their hands and announced whether they intend to participate in Oregon’s insurance exchange, it’s clear that Regence BlueCross BlueShield isn’t alone in backing away from the SHOP (small employer) exchange.

Health Net President Chris Ellertson Leads with 86 Percent Salary Increase

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Looking at the executive compensation among health insurance executives in 2012, John Stellmon, who retired from Regence last April, was the highest paid, earning $1.8 million, a 537% increase from 2011

April 17, 2013 – The profit margins of Oregon’s health insurance companies remained razor thin last year, but that didn’t hinder any of their top executives from taking home bigger paychecks.

CMS Fines Regence $100,000 for Medicare Violation

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The board members of The Regence Group listed below represent the company’s four states – Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah

November 30, 2011 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has imposed a $100,000 civil penalty against The Regence Group for failing to provide accurate information to its Medicare Advantage members. The Regence Group is the holding company for the company’s insurance products in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.

Regulators Didn’t Question $56 Million Payout by Regence BlueCross BlueShield

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Five months before Regence asked for a 22.1 percent rate increase, the insurer paid a $56 million dividend to its holding company; some of those funds were used to launch Sprig Health

November 10, 2011 – When state regulators approved a 12.8 percent rate increase for Regence BlueCross BlueShield earlier this year, they were aware that the insurer had dipped into its surplus account and given a $56 million dividend to its holding company just five months earlier.

Health Insurers Make More, Cover Fewer People

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The 2010 financials for Oregon health insurers paints a troubling picture as nation grips for reform
March 28, 2011 -- Oregon health insurers covered fewer people and made more money last year than in recent years past according to the year-end fina

Police Arrest Twelve at Regence

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Part of 54 arrests in nine states, Portland demonstrators chose Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

October 15, 2009 -- Police arrested 12 people today for trespassing outside the Portland headquarters of Regence BlueCross BlueShield. The acts of civil disobedience were met by similar direct actions in nine cities across the country organized by Healthcare Now and the Center for the Working Poor. 

Including the 12 in Portland, 54 people were arrested nationwide.


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