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Regence Blue Shield of Washington

Regence Blue Shield of Washington has now been serving residents of Washington for about 90 years. Having over a million members, it is one of the largest health plans in the state. The company has offices in Seattle, Burlington, Tacoma and Everett. It has in its pay-roll about 1800 employees, and it has contract with more than 20,000 physicians, dentists and other providers. An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence Blue Shield of Washington is a not-for-profit organization and it incurred local, state and federal tax expense of $63.3 million in 2005. It processed an average of 1,355,623 claims a month and incurred claims expense of $2.5 billion in 2005.
Regence BlueShield provides services to its members and contracts with providers in the following Washington counties: Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom and Yakima.
Regence Blue Shield of Washington offers many quality health plans to its customers. Some of these plans are:
Breakthru 80: This product offers you a choice between two deductible options with 80% coinsurance when you use network health care providers and 50% coinsurance when you use non-network providers. You can have a maximum out of pocket of $2,500 regardless of the deductible option that you choose. The plan covers worldwide coverage, maternity coverage, and a $10 co-pay on all generic prescription drugs.
Breakthru 70: Members of this plan choose from two deductible options at the time of enrollment. Members pay 70% coinsurance when using network participants and 50% coinsurance when using non-network healthcare providers. Maximum out of pocket expenses are $5,000. Breakthru 70 covers among other services maternity, office visits, prescriptions drugs, and preventative care.
Breakthru 50: Like the other Breakthru plans, it also offers two deductible options. Coinsurance is 50% for both network and non-network providers. Maximum out of pocket expenses have been fixed at $10,000.
Selections Plan: These Comprehensive Plans offer you a choice of two deductibles with 80% coinsurance on covered services with a $2,000 out of pocket maximum. These plans give members a high level of health care protection. In addition to using network providers, members under these plans can also see non-network providers at a higher cost.
Preferred Plan $750: Members of this PPO plan must meet a $750 yearly deduction for coinsurance to start. Coinsurance is 80% with a maximum out of pocket of $2,000. plan.
Selections Plan Catastrophic Plans: These plans give you the choice of two deductibles for low cost health care to cover unexpected illnesses or accidents.
HSA Qualified Preferred Catastrophic Plans: These plans offer members the choice of two high deductibles and the ability to use pre-tax dollars to pay approved medical expenses. This can help save money on your taxes while assuring you that you will be covered in the case of unexpected illnesses or accidents.
DentalOne: This plan is a managed care plan that ensures that your expenses are as low as possible through cost-effective dental care and an emphasis on prevention to help avoid costlier care at a later stage.

Address of the company: Regence Blue Shield of Washington, P. O. Box 21267, Seattle WA 98111.

 

 

 

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