Becker's Healthcare March 13, 2019
Morgan Haefner

Cambia Health Solutions, the parent company of four Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, are joining forces, the health insurers said March 12.

Eight things to know: 

1. Cambia includes Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield in Washington, Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. 

2. Cambia covers 2.6 million people in the Pacific Northwest, while BCBS of North Carolina covers 3.7 million members.

3. The two nonprofit companies said the goal of the affiliation — which will maintain the separate health plans in five states — is to lower healthcare expenses, improve quality and improve consumer experience.


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