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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more
The Philadelphia chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) presented its MASKED Award to Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty at its annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, March 18. The annual event, which raises scholarship dollars for minority students, also honored Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Visitors and Convention Bureau,…
Independence Blue Cross is proud to accept the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Digital Innovation Enterprise Award for our 2016 launch of Independence LIVE, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center. The award — which will be presented at the Enterprise Awards ceremony on May 18 — celebrates companies that drive digital transformation and innovation,…
On Friday, February 17, Independence Blue Cross interns from our Co-op program volunteered at the Broad Street Ministry (BSM) in Center City Philadelphia by hosting the BSM dining room and serving meals. They also helped to organize donations to the center’s clothing closet and put together personal care packages for the guests. Eleven students from the Co-op program participated at BSM….
One-day workshop helps attendees better understand addiction and overdose crisis Drug overdose and opioid-involved deaths continue to rise in the United States. In fact, the 2016 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index℠ — a first-of-its-kind measurement of health fueled by data from more than 40 million Blue Cross Blue Shield members — found substance abuse to be among the five conditions identified nationwide with the greatest impact on commercially-insured Americans….
AmTrust acquires AmeriHealth Casualty; IHG retains TPA business Philadelphia – March 1, 2017 – Independence Health Group (IHG) announced today that the company has completed the sale of its former subsidiary, AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Casualty), to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust). As an IHG subsidiary, AmeriHealth Casualty offered workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region….
Philadelphia, PA — February 27, 2017 — Today health insurance executives met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss health care reform. Below is a statement from Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty on the meeting: “We had an engaging and very productive conversation with President Trump,…
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,…