Independence to Cover Next-Generation Whole Genome Sequencing

Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced that it has entered into an agreement with NantHealth to cover next-generation whole genome sequencing for a variety of cancers.

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Dreamit Partners with Independence, Penn Medicine

Philadelphia, PA – Leading global start up accelerator Dreamit today announced that it has renewed its partnerships with industry leaders Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Penn Medicine to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in health care.

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Independence celebrates Bike to Work Day with $1 Indego rides

Independence Blue Cross announces a new way for anyone to try Indego, Philadelphia’s bike share program, for just one dollar. On Independence Dollar Days, 30-minute rides on Indego cost just one dollar instead of the standard price of four dollars per 30-minute ride.

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Launched by partners Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross, program will grow to accelerate more high-potential digital health startups, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today that the Dreamit Health program developed in collaboration with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has received a $325,000 grant from Blackstone Charitable Foundation to drive innovation in the health care sector….

IRS 1095 Tax Forms: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
You may have received or will soon be receiving an IRS 1095 tax form. The purpose of this form is to help you verify that you had minimum essential health care coverage during the previous calendar year. You are required by the Affordable Care Act to verify your health care coverage when you file your federal tax return….

Accomplished health care innovator and surgeon will lead efforts to accelerate and expand patient-centered care to improve quality and lower costs

Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that effective February 1, Anthony Coletta, M.D., MBA became president of Independence’s Facilitated Health Networks and executive vice president of Independence. This new position leading Facilitated Health Networks demonstrates Independence’s commitment to drive improvements in healthcare quality and costs for its members across southeastern Pennsylvania….

Independence statement on Zika virus

Monday, 01 February 2016
At Independence Blue Cross, our first priority is the well-being of our members and our community. That’s why — like many organizations worldwide — we are closely monitoring the Zika virus cases being reported in multiple countries, including the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people traveling to Mexico, the Pacific Islands,…
Runners will register through a lottery to accommodate the large number of registrants, and winners will be posted on broadstreetrun.com on Tuesday, February 16.
Philadelphia, PA — Registration for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s 37th annual Blue Cross® Broad Street Run 10 miler opens today at broadstreetrun.com. Registration will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 12. For the 20th consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is the title sponsor of the run, which is the nation’s sixth largest road race….

Open Enrollment Ends January 31, 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016
Open Enrollment Ends January 31, 2016

Independence Blue Cross is traveling throughout the community helping consumers sign up before the deadline

Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting consumers where they live, work, and play to ensure that everyone knows how they can obtain the safety and security of health insurance. To help consumers enroll before the January 31 deadline,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with NantHealth to cover next-generation whole genome sequencing for a variety of cancers.
Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with NantHealth to cover next-generation whole genome sequencing for a variety of cancers. Independence will become the first major insurer to offer coverage for next-generation whole genome sequencing, which fully sequences thousands of genes in a single test, detecting DNA mutations that may serve as markers that inform decisions about optimal cancer therapy….
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Philadelphia Continues to Lead the Charge in Health Care Innovation

Philadelphia, PA – Leading global start up accelerator Dreamit today announced that it has renewed its partnerships with industry leaders Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Penn Medicine to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in health care. The continued support follows significant upgrades to the Dreamit Health program announced earlier this year….
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Philadelphia, PA —  Independence Health Group today announced that members of its leadership team will present at the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Monday, January 11, 2016. Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Health Group president and chief executive officer, and Paul A. Tufano, Independence Health Group executive vice president and AmeriHealth Caritas chairman and chief executive officer,…

Hilferty to oversee Board compromised of CEOs of 36 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies

Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), has been elected chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors. BCBSA is comprised of the 36 independent,…
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