Independence and Jefferson Health commit to building a healthier Philadelphia

Independence and Jefferson Health have signed a five-year agreement that will marshal resources from both organizations to transform the access, quality, experience and cost of the care members and patients receive.

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Independence President and CEO Dan Hilferty discusses health care on CNN

During the July 18th interview with CNN Tonight host Don Lemon, Daniel J. Hilferty explained that a bipartisan effort is needed to get health care right and stabilize the individual insurance market.

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Independence Blue Cross celebrates local Faces of Fearless award winner

Independence member Kimberly Lengel received the award after submitting her story about living fearlessly every day with her Blue Cross health plan by her side.

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Independence Blue Cross (Independence) sponsored CONVERGE, a two-day national summit where about 300 attendees see and hear about the latest innovations in health care and create actionable insight on where medical innovation is heading. This year, MedCity CONVERGE focused on cancer. Technology disruptors, payers, providers, life science companies, and venture capitalists discussed how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data,…
Independence Blue Cross is tackling the disease from numerous fronts, including doctor and member engagement, using data to identify those in need of help, and community support The prevalence and severity of diabetes, as well as years of life lost due to disability and risk of premature death, ranks third among more than 200 conditions, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study “Diabetes and the Commercially Insured U.S….

The IBC Foundation devoted more than $5 million to community health initiatives

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates are giving back to the communities where they live and work by volunteering over 8,000 hours to more than 240 projects in 2016. The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, a charitable, private foundation, awarded grants exceeding $5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania during 2016….
Peter L. DeAngelis, Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., Daniel J. Hilferty, and Anthony V. Coletta, M.D. took part in a signing ceremony to commemorate Jefferson Health joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model. Photo courtesy of Jefferson Health. 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,…
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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,…
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