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.
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.
July 19, 2012 – Regence BlueCross BlueShield is starting to look more like a for-profit healthcare business – with a dash of venture capital thrown in for good measure.
December 15, 2011 -- Mark Ganz, CEO and president of Cambia Health Solutions (formerly known as The Regence Group), isn’t out of the woods yet.
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.
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.
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.