Hilferty to oversee Board compromised of CEOs of 36 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies

Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), has been elected chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors. BCBSA is comprised of the 36 independent,…
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Santa Day at the Isaac A. Sheppard School In honor of the holiday season, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), along with Santa and his elves, will be making their annual holiday gift and winter coat delivery to 225 students at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia.


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Philadelphia, PA –  Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty announced key organizational changes at the executive level. These changes, which position Independence for continued growth and diversification by optimizing its leadership structure and operating model, include the promotions of: Yvette Bright, who will expand her current role as executive vice president and also become chief operating officer….

Independence Blue Cross offers wide range of plan options

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the region’s leading health insurance organization, is reminding individual consumers that tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for health insurance if they want to have coverage they can use on January 1, 2016. For 2016, Independence is offering 17 different HMO and PPO plans across all metallic levels including a new Keystone HMO Silver Proactive Value plan,…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting Latino consumers where they live, work, and play to help them enroll in health plans that best meets their needs and budgets. According to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Latinos continue to be the most uninsured group in the country.Throughout Open Enrollment, Independence has been increasing its efforts to reach Latino communities with Spanish-language resources….

Personal Life Management program assists employees and their families with various types of personal matters

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces Personal Life Management SM — a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing comprehensive assistance and support to employees for all types of personal needs — from everyday matters to serious problems….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty was honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia at the 23rd Annual Independence Gala. Hilferty was  the first leader from the health insurance sector to receive the distinction. The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes an industry executive who has demonstrated exemplary leadership,…

Eight leading Philadelphia organizations work with innovators to tackle chronic disease

Philadelphia, PA – The CEO Council for Growth (“CEO Council”) announced today that its Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) has launched an open call for innovators around the country to work with its founding member organizations to tackle problems associated with chronic disease….
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Drone-based solutions, wearables, and reducing readmissions focus of Health Hack (#healthhackPHL)

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia’s leading health insurance organization, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and one of the largest health care systems, Jefferson (through its Innovation Pillar), will host a free Health Hack (#healthhackPHL) Nov. 13-15,designed to help reinvent health care access and delivery by creating innovative solutions to the biggest challenges in the industry today….

November 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting consumers where they live, work, and play to ensure they know how to choose a health plan, enroll, and get the most from their new health benefits. November 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act….