On September 23, Forbes published an Op-Ed co-authored by Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors, and Scott P. Serota, president and CEO of the BCBSA, a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies….
Photo courtesy of J.Stoddard Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty last week joined a panel of fellow health care CEOs at the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit 2016 in Chicago, IL, to discuss where health care is going and how the traditional roles and boundaries of every stakeholder involved needs to change in order for there to be a significant transformation in how care is delivered….

One-day event aims to help journalists cover the opioid addiction crisis

Opioid addiction in the United States has escalated into a deadly epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription painkillers and heroin are claiming the lives of 78 Americans every day. As a leader in an industry on the front lines in the battle against addiction,…
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted West Chester University’s inaugural Corporate Partner of the Year award from Chris Fiorentino, the interim president of the University. Fiorentino presented the award at a reception held at the Foundation’s center city Philadelphia office. The University honored the Foundation for its long-time support of the University’s nursing program through the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow initiative….
The Philadelphia Tribune selected Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation, as one of the key “African American Leaders” in the Philadelphia region in recognition of her community leadership. She was honored at an awards program today, along with approximately 100 other leaders, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. In addition, the awardees will be featured in the Tribune’s “Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans” edition,…
Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, today signed an unprecedented collaborative agreement — along with nearly 20 other health care system leaders — with HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HSX).  The signing ceremony at the Independence Visitors Center against the backdrop of Independence Hall, signifies the historic strides HSX has made since it launched in 2013….
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is a proud cosponsor of the City of Philadelphia’s 2016 annual Richardson Dilworth Award. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hosted an event this morning at City Hall to announce this year’s winners. Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and cochair of the Dilworth Award Selection Panel, said, “This year’s Dilworth Award recipients exemplify the spirit that has made Philadelphia one of America’s most exciting modern cities….
Philadelphia, PA — September 12, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today launched its 2016 campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). Independence’s campaign — Give for a Better Community — is a celebration of the unique history of our city and Independence’s leadership in making our community a better place to live and work….

Interactive space that personalizes the member experience and encourages community engagement is now open to the public

Philadelphia, PA — September 9, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced the official opening of Independence LIVE (LIVE), a new 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center. Independence LIVE occupies the second floor of 1919 Market Street and is adjacent to the headquarters of Independence in center city Philadelphia….
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) wants to help you discover your fearless self with our #FearlessFirsts sweepstakes. We’ve joined with Lu Ann Cahn, author of the inspirational memoir I Dare Me and Emmy award-winning journalist, to help you #LiveFearless through an eight-week challenge that covers three common fears: water, heights, and public speaking. You can also select your own fear!…