Independence Innovation Director named an “emerging industry leader”


Michelle Histand, Innovation director at Independence Blue Cross, is one of 10 “emerging industry leaders” recognized by Managed Healthcare Executive. Histand manages the Innovation design thinking program at Independence.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest returns to Philadelphia

Independence is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The 5th annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink.

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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” melanoma

Independence is helping to fund free sunscreen dispensers that the City of Philadelphia will place in parks and public areas around the city to help remind residents of the importance of being sun smart. 

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Organizations sign new agreement focused on lowering cost of care and improving health of members, patients, and community-at-large through Independence Facilitated Health Networks model Philadelphia – July 24, 2017 – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Jefferson Health, two organizations that already work hand-in-hand on an Innovation Collaboration program, have signed a five-year agreement that will marshal resources from both organizations to transform the access,…
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Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty appeared on CNN to discuss the current state of health care in America On Tuesday, July 18, Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty appeared on CNN to discuss the current state of health care in America. During the interview with CNN Tonight host Don Lemon in New York,…
Faces of Fearless winner Kimberly Lengel (left) with her daughter Devon and Independence Vice President of Corporate Communications Donna Farrell

Award-winning family gifted new, blue tandem bike at Philadelphia Zoo

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) celebrated the winner of the first ever Faces of FearlessSM award by gifting the family a new “Independence blue” tandem bike at a presentation at the Philadelphia Zoo on July 17,…
Yvette Bright, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Independence Blue Cross, shared her thoughts on leadership, mentoring, and success as a participant in the Center City Proprietors Association (CCPA)’s series, Women Changing the City. Nearly 100 local business professionals attended the event which featured a lively panel discussion with three other business leaders: • Deborah Diamond,…
Philadelphia, PA – As we have for nearly 80 years, Independence is committed to helping people find the safety and security that come with being enrolled in a health plan that is right for them. Independence supports the Senate’s efforts to stabilize the individual health insurance marketplace and provide a path toward lower premiums and increased competition….
As the region’s largest health insurer, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has an unwavering commitment to serve and inspire our members and our communities and to advocate for their well-being. We take substance abuse very seriously and have many initiatives and programs to help prevent substance use disorder. Independence already restricts the quantity of opioids a physician can prescribe….
More than twenty college students learned Hands-only CPR as part of their summer internship at Independence Blue Cross. The training introduced the students to the CPR Ready campaign, which Independence and many of the region’s top health institutions and public services support.   Penn Medicine’s Mobile CPR Project, which travels throughout the region providing free CPR education and training,…
Eight promising early-stage health companies will present their business cases to a group of more than 120 potential customers, investors, business partners, and others at the fifth Dreamit Health Demo Day.  Sponsored by Dreamit, Independence Blue Cross, (Independence) and Penn Medicine, Dreamit Health is a business accelerator program now in its fifth year that provides funds and mentoring to attract the best and brightest minds to our region to implement big ideas that solve critical health issues….
If you or someone in your family has trouble managing medications, you’re not alone. Studies show that as many as 50 percent of patients don’t take their medications as directed. Not only can non-compliance result in poorer health outcomes, such as more hospitalizations and ER visits, it also costs a lot of money — nearly $100 billion annually in avoidable costs….
Street Beats, a music production pilot program created by Covenant House Pennsylvania, aims to help homeless youth gain confidence, develop critical life skills, and express their creativity and emotions in a supportive environment. Created with a Building Healthier Communities grant from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Street Beats empowers youth to create musical beats, write their own lyrics,…
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