Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that Donna Crilley Farrell, who most recently served as executive director of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, has joined Independence as vice president of Corporate Communications. In this role, Farrell will lead the team responsible for media relations, executive communications, and corporate branding. Prior to her role with the World Meeting of Families,…
On June 27, Anthony Coletta, MD, MBA, president of Independence Blue Cross’s Facilitated Health Networks and executive vice president of Independence, joined a panel discussion at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Policy Summit: Emerging Issues and Opportunities in Health Information Technology in Washington, D.C. Dr. Coletta and his fellow panelists addressed the state of health information technology (HIT) and its role in implementing the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative….
walking program
Philadelphia, PA — Results from a nine-month study by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) demonstrating that an enhanced walking program encouraged people to walk more and led to weight loss and improvements in mood, energy levels, and overall feelings of well-being, appear today in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Nearly 460 employees from six Independence employer groups participated in the randomized study;…

Annual Foundation Community Report highlights awards totaling $6.2 million in 2015

Philadelphia, PA — The Independence Blue Cross  Foundation (Foundation) provides vital support for our region through its funding for community health center clinics, nursing education, community organizations and targeted initiatives aimed at improving the lives and health of area residents, especially the underserved….
Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is now offering coverage for bronchial thermoplasty, an innovative, device-based procedure that aims to improve symptoms in patients with asthma that are unable to be managed by the most aggressive inhaler and oral medication regimens. This coverage option makes Independence the first health insurer in Pennsylvania and only the seventh Blue Cross plan nationwide to offer bronchial thermoplasty to eligible adults….
  Independence Blue Cross congratulates 15 of our customers and affiliates for receiving the Philadelphia Business Journal 2016 Healthiest Employers Award, which recognizes Greater Philadelphia organizations for their commitment to cultivating a healthy workplace. Independence customers and affiliates receiving the 2016 Healthiest Employers Honor include: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. CBIZ Conner Strong & Buckelew DLL Drexel University Giles &…
Brian Lobley, president, Commercial and Consumer Markets, Independence Blue Cross, was selected to join a new coalition formed by The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC), the OWHIC Leaders Alliance. The OWHIC Leaders Alliance is comprised of senior executives from all areas of health care who have committed to work collaboratively on key issues impacting consumer value and overall industry sustainability….
Intern Program 2016
Independence Blue Cross welcomes the participants of our annual ten-week college summer internship program. This marks the 19th year we have hosted the popular student intern program. Representing over 40 colleges and universities, a total of 97 college students are participating this year making it our second largest class. This is also our second consecutive year welcoming students from The Attic Youth Center,…
Yvette Bright, Independence Blue Cross executive vice president and chief operating officer, delivered the keynote speech at The Women’s Leadership Forum on June 15. The event, which was hosted by the Society of Actuaries, features an inspirational, successful woman who shares her personal story, including lessons learned along the way and practical words of wisdom about leadership….
There’s a good chance you know about Energy Star ratings for your household appliances, light bulbs, and other items used every day. But did you know that commercial buildings can earn the Energy Star from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? We’re proud to announce that for the second-consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross headquarters in Philadelphia has earned the EPA Energy Star rating for superior energy efficiency….