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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more
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,…
Tagged under: ,
Michelle Histand, Innovation director at Independence Blue Cross, is one of 10 “emerging industry leaders” recognized by Managed Healthcare Executive. Histand, who manages the Innovation design thinking program at Independence, is briefly profiled in the May publication. The design thinking program, which set out to change the way Independence’s associates solve complex business problems by using “design thinking” principals,…
Independence proudly joined Be Well Philly on Saturday, June 3 to sponsor the popular Be Well Philly Boot Camp. Billed as the “ultimate health and fitness event for women,” the all-day experience is geared to motivate, educate, and empower women to get healthy and fit. The day included group fitness classes, speakers, chef-led cooking demos, marketplace vendors,…
Independence Blue Cross is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The fifth annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink. Located on Columbus Boulevard at Penn’s Landing, visitors can enjoy roller skating, outdoor bowling, arcade games, carnival rides, and more from May 26 to September 3….
In April, Independence Blue Crew members were out in full force in celebration of National Volunteer Month, which recognizes American volunteerism and the passionate people across the nation who dedicate their time and talents to serving others. Associates volunteered nearly 1,900 hours at approximately 35 project locations to support community health, local children’s programs, and community improvement projects….
rednose-day
Last month the Independence Blue Crew got a little nosey, but in a good way. The group raised more than $1,000 to benefit Red Nose Day, an international campaign that uses the power of humor to raise money and awareness for children’s charities. Founded by Comic Relief, Red Nose Day invites us to come together to make a difference for children facing poverty….
TOP