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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Washington (BCBSWA)


Washington residents have the choice between two BlueCross BlueShield providers: Premera BlueCross and Regence BlueShield.


Premera Blue Cross

7001 - 220th St. SW, Building 1
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Premera is a regional affiliate of the American Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, based in the state of Washington. They provide service both in Washington under the Blue Cross brand, and in Alaska, where they are identified as a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate. They are a major managed care provider in Washington State, currently serving 1.6 million enrolled plan members (as of 2010).

Like most Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates today, Premera is the present incarnation of some local health care organizations founded decades ago. In Washington, Premera's original predecessor was founded in 1933. Today, Premera Blue Cross of Washington has a contracted network of physicians and specialists that numbers over 20,000. Their membership cards are honored in one hundred Washington hospitals.

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Regence Blue Shield

PO Box 1071
Portland, OR 97207

Regence Blue Shield of Washington is the leading health care provider in the state of Washington. Founded 86 years ago, the company has grown into a leadership position in the Northwest. They currently have over nineteen thousand doctors, specialists and facilities within their networks, serving over 3 million members.

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