Independence Blue Cross supports national colon cancer awareness month

Independence is partnering with the ACS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on an aggressive campaign to increase the colon cancer screening rate among people ages 50 and older to 80 percent by 2018.

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Independence Health Group appoints Gregory E. Deavens as chief financial officer

Independence Health Group (IHG) announces the appointment of Gregory E. Deavens, CPA, CGMA, as chief financial officer effective January 30, 2017. Deavens was previously employed by MassMutual Financial Group from 2006 to 2016, where he most recently served as the company’s senior vice president and corporate controller.

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Independence associates honor Martin Luther King Jr. legacy with day of service

Independence associates put service into action with community projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the federal holiday, 50 of our associates and their family and friends volunteered their time for service projects throughout the Philadelphia community.

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Eight breakthrough companies accepted into the 5th year of Dreamit Health. Partnership with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross has helped to launch companies like BioBots, Biomeme, TowerView Health, Wellth and nearly 75 others. New York and Philadelphia — Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today the new cohort of companies accepted into its spring 2017 cycle….
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Extension signifies Temple’s intent to join the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model Philadelphia  – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Temple University Health System (TUHS) have signed an 18-month contract extension. The contract extension signifies TUHS’s intent to be among the first in the region to join the innovative, patient-centric model known as the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN)….
Colon cancer is the fourth most deadly form of cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 132,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease. However, colon cancer is actually one of only two cancers that can be completely prevented by screening….
The Philadelphia chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) presented its MASKED Award to Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty at its annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, March 18. The annual event, which raises scholarship dollars for minority students, also honored Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Visitors and Convention Bureau,…
Independence Blue Cross is proud to accept the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Digital Innovation Enterprise Award for our 2016 launch of Independence LIVE, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center. The award — which will be presented at the Enterprise Awards ceremony on May 18 — celebrates companies that drive digital transformation and innovation,…
On Friday, February 17, Independence Blue Cross interns from our Co-op program volunteered at the Broad Street Ministry (BSM) in Center City Philadelphia by hosting the BSM dining room and serving meals. They also helped to organize donations to the center’s clothing closet and put together personal care packages for the guests. Eleven students from the Co-op program participated at BSM….
One-day workshop helps attendees better understand addiction and overdose crisis Drug overdose and opioid-involved deaths continue to rise in the United States. In fact, the 2016 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index℠ — a first-of-its-kind measurement of health fueled by data from more than 40 million Blue Cross Blue Shield members — found substance abuse to be among the five conditions identified nationwide with the greatest impact on commercially-insured Americans….
AmTrust acquires AmeriHealth Casualty; IHG retains TPA business Philadelphia – March 1, 2017 – Independence Health Group (IHG) announced today that the company has completed the sale of its former subsidiary, AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Casualty), to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust). As an IHG subsidiary, AmeriHealth Casualty offered workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region….
Philadelphia, PA — February 27, 2017 — Today health insurance executives met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss health care reform. Below is a statement from Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty on the meeting: “We had an engaging and very productive conversation with President Trump,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) continues to shape the discussion on health care innovation at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society National Conference (HIMSS17) which takes place February 19-23 in Orlando, Florida. As one of the original supporters of Philadelphia’s regional health information exchange — HealthShare Exchange (HSX) — we are participating in a live demonstration at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase….