Independence associates win finalist prizes at Jefferson Health Hack

More than 300 students, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, engineers, and healthcare professionals participated in the weekend event held November 4 – 6.

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Independence Blue Cross Celebrates the Launch of Independence LIVE

Interactive space that personalizes the member experience and encourages community engagement is now open to the public
Philadelphia, PA — September 9, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) t…

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Philadelphia, PA — January 23, 2017 — 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. As chief financial officer for IHG,…
Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., yesterday joined a panel of health care experts, convened by the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists, to discuss the future of health care reform. The panel brought together some of the region’s most prominent health care journalists to listen to health care experts discuss in depth the future of health care reform and what themes they may see during this transformational time….
Independence Blue Cross congratulates TowerView Health founders Ankur Aggarwal, Hareesh Ganesan, Rahul Jain, and Nick Valilis for being named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Independence and Penn Medicine are partnering with TowerView on a pilot program to help chronically ill people who have multiple prescriptions remember to take the right medication at the right time each day….
Independence Blue Cross (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. Activities included: Philly READS — 30 volunteers sorted, labeled, and shelved donated books and school supplies for the Philadelphia READS Book Bank at Martin Luther King Jr….
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted an invitation by Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice.  As a member of the Council, Marshall-Blake will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and Congress regarding policy matters related to the nurse workforce,…
To celebrate the holiday season, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) along with Santa and his elves, made their annual holiday gift and winter coat delivery to 200 students at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia. Independence has supported the Sheppard School for more than 30 years and has partnered on a variety of initiatives including Philadelphia Reads,…
Speaking to thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, and health care professionals from around the nation and world, this year Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has helped lead and shape the discussion about health care innovation. At more than 40 industry conferences like Converge and PACT Digital Health in Philadelphia, SXSW in Austin, the annual Society for Human Resource Management conference in D.C,…
Philadelphia – December 21, 2016 – In a shared commitment to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have signed a new multi-year contract. “The new multi-year contract demonstrates how much we value our long-standing relationship with Lehigh Valley Health Network and how committed we are to providing high-quality,…

Customer service holiday hours

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
We want to ensure that our members have the support you need throughout the holiday season. Please take note of our holiday hours for our individual, employer-based, and Medicare members. HOLIDAY DATE HOURS* Christmas Eve (observed) Friday, December 23 Customer Service: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Medicare Service: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Independence Live: Open 8am – 5pm Christmas Day (observed) Monday,…
Philadelphia – December 20, 2016 – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), has been elected to a second term as the chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors. BCBSA is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies that together cover more than 106 million members — nearly one in three Americans….
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