Regence Blue Shield Of Idaho

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Established in the state for nearly 60 years, Regence Blue Shield of Idaho is the state's leading health insurance company. You might be new to Idaho. You might be getting health insurance coverage for the first time. Maybe you're just thinking about switching plans during open season for a better coverage plan. Regence is one of the options well worth considering.

Your first step, of course, is to weigh your health insurance needs. Are you looking for an individual health plan or will you be buying under a group plan? How many people do you want to cover? Does anyone to be covered have any pre-existing health conditions that might affect your policy? Do you prefer an open choice in health care providers over lower monthly premiums, or the reverse? A licensed insurance agent or company representative is well-qualified to help you narrow that focus.

Regence Blue Shield of Idaho: The Company
Both a mutual health insurance company and a managed care provider, Regence Blue Shield of Idaho is an independent licensee of the nationwide Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Headquartered in Lewiston, Regence has offices in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Pocatello, and Twin Falls. Its members live in all of Idaho's 44 counties, and in two of neighboring Washington's.

The nearly 4,500 physicians and health care providers on Regence Blue Shield of Idaho staff serve nearly a quarter million of the state's population of 1.4 million. The company employs approximately 570 people. More than 250,000 claims are processed each month. Among the plan types offered are the full range of services, just what you'd expect in such a well-established company--individual coverage, medical savings, plans, group health, and Medicaid.

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