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Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is supporting Elmwood Park Zoo’s Teddy Bear Clinic, a community event to help children feel more comfortable visiting the doctor. Children will pretend their favorite stuffed animal is going to the pediatrician or dentist to learn what to expect from their next appointment. In addition to the Teddy Bear Clinic,…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Crozer-Keystone Health System (Crozer-Keystone) announced that they have renewed their agreement. This long-term renewal gives Independence members continued in-network access to all Crozer-Keystone facilities, employed physician practices, and ancillary providers. The agreement renews Crozer-Keystone’s commitment to Independence’s Accountable Care (ACO) payment model, which rewards hospitals and physicians for establishing an ACO-like entity that shares responsibility with the insurer for improving clinical performance and cost efficiency for the care delivered to patients….

New service to start January 1, 2016

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it will offer identity protection services at no charge to eligible members and their dependents starting January 1, 2016. The new service will provide heightened safeguards for the security of members’ personal and financial information, including: Credit monitoring….

Accelerator program takes on the health care industry’s greatest challenges

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and Dreamit Ventures today announced the third class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia health-tech startups. Recruited from around the world, these companies will participate in a 16-week boot camp from July to October 2015. Dreamit Health will give each startup tools and support to fast track into high-growth potential companies that will tackle some of the health care’s greatest challenges — from preventing concussions to helping working professionals care for their aging parents….
WHAT: Independence Blue Cross celebrates a new way for anyone to try Indego for just one dollar. 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….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for championing the health of its associates by creating programs that encourage healthy eating and physical activity. “At Independence, our associates are our most important asset, and it is our goal to empower them by providing the tools they need to stay engaged and on the path to good health,” said Dr….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) released the following statement today from President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case King v. Burwell. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling helps ensure that we can continue to provide the security and stability that our members have come to expect from Independence Blue Cross,…
Philadelphia, PA – To enhance Philadelphia’s role as a global leader in health care innovation, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) have announced a new collaboration to begin on July 1 that is designed to boost innovation in health care across the region and help both organizations improve the quality and value of heath care….

Fund awards $8,000 college scholarship to Central High School senior

Philadelphia, PA – On June 2, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty and Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. were presented the R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund’s (the Fund) first-ever Leadership Awards. At the event,…
WHAT: Independence Blue Cross celebrates a new way for anyone to try Indego for just one dollar. 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….
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