Oregon-based Regence is part of the national effort to identify and help fully vaccinate 2 million people 65 and older from vulnerable communities.
OREGON, USA — Oregon-based Regence and about a dozen other insurance providers are working to boost access to COVID-19 vaccinations for disproportionately impacted seniors and people of color.
Tonya Adams is the Regence chief of customer experience and operations, serving as the national spokesperson for the newly announced Vaccine Community Connectors program. For her, helping seniors navigate the pandemic and vaccination challenges feels like helping her own family.
“I wouldn’t want my grandma and grandpa to struggle,” Adams said. “We have been partnering with the White House senior advisors on how we can help combat vaccine inequity as more supply becomes available.”
The goal is to identify and fully vaccinate 2 million people 65 and older from vulnerable communities. A big piece of the program is direct outreach, connecting people with appointments.
“Scheduling systems might be challenging. There might be transportation barriers,” described Adams.