Cambia Health Solutions is creating and investing in wellness startups to expand the business beyond just health insurance
In 1917, a group of doctors founded the Pierce County Medical Bureau in Tacoma, Wash. In exchange for a monthly fee, they provided care to workers at timber and mining camps who pooled their resources in case anyone got injured or sick. And so began the world's first health insurance company.
Nearly a century and several name changes later, Cambia Health Solutions is still very much a player in the health insurance business. With more than 2 million members in four states, Cambia's four regional health plans combined form the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region.
But increasingly, Cambia is charting new territory in the health landscape, making it a standout as an innovator in an industry that is undergoing a broad transformation, driven by more data, more transparency and more consumer engagement than ever before.
Click the PDF below to read more about Cambia in "An insurer stretches out" by the Portland Business Journal.