Independence joins partners to discuss the future of health IT

Executives from Independence, Safeguard Scientifics, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners spoke to more than 80 health care entrepreneurs, educators, health providers, and leaders about the future growth of digital health. This event was held at Quorum @ the University City Science Center.

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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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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….
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) joined local hospitals and medical schools on Friday, February 3, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to show its support of a new, first-of-its-kind precision medicine study launched by the Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C). The study is focused on discovering more effective treatments for children and adults diagnosed with tumors and cancer of the brain and central nervous system….
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States ­– causing a third of all deaths each year. To raise awareness of women’s heart health during American Heart Month in February, Independence Blue Cross hosted a fundraiser benefitting the Go Red for Women initiative of the American Heart Association. On National Wear Red day,…
Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Networks Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., M.B.A. joined a panel of health care experts at the Magellan Open Vision Exchange on February 1 to discuss how we are transforming health care to be more accessible and efficient. The panel, Transforming the Provider Delivery System, moderated by Karen Amstutz,…
This week Independence Blue Cross associates from the Specialty Services and Product Development teams volunteered to make 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Saint John’s Hospice in Center City Philadelphia — all before starting their workday. More than 40 associates donated the ingredients and made sandwiches to be served later in the day at the center….
Philadelphia, PA — Registration for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s 38th annual Blue Cross® Broad Street Run 10 miler opens today at broadstreetrun.com. Registration will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017. For the 21st consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is the title sponsor of the run, which is the nation’s sixth largest road race….
In celebration of Black History Month, this February Independence Blue Cross’ Blue Crew volunteers are hosting a virtual book drive donating African-American literature to local students. Through Tree House Books, a literacy center and giving library based in North Philadelphia, the Blue Crew volunteers are helping to foster healthy attitudes towards reading and the appreciation of African-American culture….
Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is out in the community helping consumers enroll in individual health insurance plans before the January 31 deadline. The insurer has licensed agents available by phone, online, and in-person in order to accommodate last-minute enrollees. The Independence Express, the mobile education and retail center, will be out in the community to help consumers understand their plan options and enroll in coverage: Monday,…
Today, executives from Independence Blue Cross, Safeguard Scientifics, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners spoke to more than 80 health care entrepreneurs, educators, health providers, and leaders about the future growth of digital health. The free session, “Fueling Philly’s Digital Health Economy,” held at Quorum @ the University City Science Center, was moderated by Stephen Tang, PhD.,…

IRS 1095 Tax Forms: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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….
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