health care

Event (#healthhackPHL), offers forum for innovators to collaborate and bring ideas to life

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Philadelphia’s largest insurer, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and one of the largest health care systems, Jefferson (through its Innovation Pillar), will be hosting a free, three-day Health Hack that brings together health care professionals, designers, programmers, nurses, engineers,…

Dreamit and partners Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine driving innovation in digital health

Philadelphia, PA – Leading global start up accelerator Dreamit today hosts its 10th Demo Day in Philadelphia, where eight up and coming start ups will take the stage and present their businesses to health care industry leaders and investors. The event marks the culmination of the 2015 Dreamit Health Philadelphia program,…
Philadelphia, PA – Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officially implemented the 10th revision of the International Classifications of Disease (ICD), known as ICD-10, a new, more detailed disease coding system used to identify patient health conditions. As the nation transitions to the new coding system — which was put in place to capture more modern medical advancements,…

Plans include lower maximum out-of-pocket costs, new low to zero premium option

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, today announced that for 2016 it will continue to offer a number of high-quality, affordable Medicare Advantage plans that include enriched benefits like lower maximum out-of-pocket costs and extra routine chiropractic and podiatry visits….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) welcomes the World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015 (WMOF) from September 22-25 and Pope Francis to Philadelphia from September 26-27. It marks the first time that the United States will host the World Meeting of Families, which takes place every three years and seeks to strengthen the bonds of family across the globe….

One-of-a-kind prizes encourage participants to live life to the fullest

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) wants to help participants live fearless through one of four unforgettable, Philadelphia-centric experiences. Round two of the “Fearless Is” sweepstakes will offer participants a chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes from the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia magazine’s Be Well Philly,…
Philadelphia, PA – Yesterday, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) launched its 2015 campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). Independence’s campaign — Give Fearless — builds on the spirit of the company’s Live Fearless advertising campaign, and on Independence’s long history of associate volunteerism. Give Fearless, which runs through September 19,…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that Somesh Nigam, senior vice president and chief informatics officer, has received the 2015 Multicultural Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council (NDC). The award was presented at the 6th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference, an event encouraging individuals to network and grow their shared knowledge of diversity and leadership….

Highlights Human-Centered InnovationSM Program focusing on keeping people well

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty joined health care leaders and executives from across the country today at the 2015 MedCity News CONVERGE conference to deliver the opening keynote address. Speaking in Philadelphia, Hilferty shared Independence’s vision to revolutionize health care through its Human-Centered InnovationSM Program,…

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Independence Blue Cross celebrates Independence Dollar Day for Indego. On Independence Dollar Days, the first 30 minutes of bike trips purchased at an Indego station are just one dollar instead of the standard price of four dollars per 30-minute ride. Regular charges apply for trips lasting longer than 30 minutes. Independence Dollar Days occur the first Tuesday of each month….
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