Your health needs and your expectations are evolving faster than ever. At Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, we're taking a hands-on, collaborative approach to transform your care—and we"re empowering you with tools to make better health choices.
At Regence we use technology to make your care more personalized and convenient. Our online tools allow you to easily compare treatment options and costs.
The health insurance industry has undergone seismic changes in recent years. Millions of new people are entering the health care system.
As Regence has grown, so has our commitment to you: our neighbors, business and community partners.
Reflecting and looking ahead
Last year was filled with promise and progress. As we move forward, we will build on our successes to further meet the needs of our members and our communities. Look for us to create new tools and solutions that make health care more accessible and seamless. Look for us to continue innovating to help contain costs. And look for us out in your neighborhood volunteering to improve the health of Oregonians. Here's to a bright year ahead.
A word from
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Your health needs and your expectations are evolving faster than ever. At Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, we're taking a hands-on, collaborative approach to transforming your care, and we're empowering you with tools to make better health choices.
Our nonprofit values and commitment to providing our members with access to high-quality care at an affordable price continue to guide us on a path of sustained and long-term growth.
We know that "one-size-fits-all" products are a thing of the past. So we're helping local companies grow by developing customized solutions that meet their unique health care and business needs. We're partnering with health systems to make your care more personal. And we're innovating with technology that makes care more effective and accessible.
We're also re-imagining the traditional health care model by encouraging caregiver collaboration, promoting wellness, and putting more emphasis on positive health outcomes for you, our members.
In an industry that has experienced unprecedented change, we're uniquely positioned to lead the way in health care. We remain strong. We're ready to harness our 75 years of strength and stability to pave the way. To innovate. To reinvest. To give back. To make a difference in your lives.
At Regence we use technology to make your care more personalized and convenient. Our online tools allow you to easily compare treatment options and costs. And our "Know Before You Go" program helps you make informed choices about your health care. In fact, with a few simple clicks, you can find valuable information about in-network providers, wellness tips and money-saving prescription advice.
We also give you instant and on-the-go access to your benefit details, claims information, and deductible status. We even have a nurse "on call" to answer your health questions over the phone.
To help individuals and their families facing a serious illness, we've implemented one of the most comprehensive palliative care benefits in the industry today. This program delivers an extra layer of support from diagnosis through all stages of illness. Not only does this support the member but it offers support to families and caregivers as well.
Currently, 1 in 4 Americans are caring for an aging parent or loved one with a serious illness. For businesses, this wraparound coverage helps reduce absenteeism and increase productivity for employees managing a loved one's illness. For employees, it provides peace of mind in knowing that they can give their loved one great care even when they can't be there for them.
With the power of technology, we're helping keep you out of the doctor's office. But if you do need care, you now have more time-saving options and information than ever before.
At Regence, our goal is to drive a closer relationship between quality and cost. By doing so, we can be more responsive to the realities of families and businesses by providing more time-saving options and information than ever before.
The health insurance industry has undergone seismic changes in recent years. Millions of new people are entering the health care system. Mergers and acquisitions are narrowing the playing field. And drug prices are rising at historic rates.
Through it all, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon remains independent, stable and strong. Our financial strength means that you can be confident we'll remain your health care partner, just as we've been for 75 years in Oregon.
Because we are a nonprofit, we're not accountable to shareholders. This status allows us to put more resources into improving your care while holding the line against rising costs. From the steps of the state capitol to physicians' offices throughout Oregon, we're doing just that.
We work with doctors and hospitals to improve the quality and value of your care through new pay-for-performance provider arrangements. Our innovative networks foster more coordinated care that results in better health outcomes and patient satisfaction. And we're pushing back against for-profit pharmaceutical companies to make sure prescriptions remain affordable.
Where your Regence premium dollar goes
In 2015, we made great strides to keep costs in check. In the coming year, you can count on us to continue to be your champion and your partner.
As Regence has grown, so has our commitment to you: our neighbors, business and community partners. Throughout the Regence family you will find that we're passionate about making a difference in the communities we serve. Every day, we give our time, our talents, and our financial resources to improve the health of Oregonians.
In Medford, we've partnered with Asante to ensure that children facing cancer have access to the only pediatric oncologist between Sacramento and Portland. In Bend, we've partnered with The Center Foundation to ensure that the brains of student athletes are protected as they take the field. And across our great state we've partnered with the Oregon Food Bank to bring healthy food to the plates of local families.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteers
Left: Great Toy Drive Volunteers
Right: Grand Floral Parade Volunteers
We give as a company and we give as individuals. Our employees make personal investments by volunteering for causes they care about. They deliver food to seniors though Meals on Wheels. They build homes with Habitat for Humanity. And they bring together members of the business and broader community to brighten the holidays for Oregon's children by donating more than 2,500 toys every year. Our employees also give back through board service, using their professional talents and connections through dozens of placements with local nonprofit organizations.
We invested $4.7 million last year in programs in all corners of our state. Being local means being engaged and ensuring that our communities are as healthy as our members.