AmTrust to acquire AmeriHealth Casualty; IHG retains TPA business

Philadelphia – October 28, 2016 – Independence Health Group (IHG) today announced that the company has signed a stock purchase agreement to sell AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Casualty) to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust). AmeriHealth Casualty, a subsidiary of IHG, offers workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region….

IBC Foundation president receives Honorary Fellow award for innovative leadership

Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) President Lorina Marshall-Blake was inducted as an Honorary Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) for her role as an innovative leader in building healthier communities. The Academy honored Marshall-Blake along with three other industry leaders at the Academy’s 2016 Transforming Health,…
Independence Blue Cross supports the nationwide effort to clear homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription “Drug Take Back Day” taking place Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the DEA will offer more than 100 Take Back locations across the Philadelphia region for you to dispose of your unwanted or expired prescriptions….
Health and well-being programs at new customer experience center support national initiative Philadelphia – October 17, 2016 – This week, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recognizes National Health Education Week, a national effort sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. During the five-day education initiative, the company will host a variety of nutrition seminars, fitness classes,…
Philadelphia, PA — October 14, 2016 — Independence Health Group (IHG) today released the results of an economic impact study of its long-standing supplier diversity program – which has actively cultivated relationships with minority-owned and women-owned businesses since 1991. The study found that, for the year 2014, IHG’s hiring of diverse suppliers contributed $238 million to the economy,…
Experts from the Independence Blue Center for Health Care Innovation are teaching others how to use design thinking to solve real challenges in health care. This month, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosted workshops in Philadelphia and Chicago to introduce students, business and health care professionals, and fellow Blue plan associates to the key principles of Independence’s innovation toolkit — the means through which its experts apply design thinking to help solve problems….
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected IBX to partner for an exciting new initiative!
New initiative aims to transform primary care Philadelphia – October 11, 2016 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Independence Blue Cross (Independence) to partner in its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, the largest-ever initiative to transform how primary care is delivered and paid for in the United States. “We are pleased that CMS selected Independence to participate in CPC+,” said Anthony Coletta,…
Independence Blue Cross hosted 17 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans from across the nation at the 9th annual dotBlue meeting, which was created to provide a way for Blue plans to share knowledge on a variety of web topics. This year, Independence welcomed nearly 100 Blue plan representatives from IT, Marketing, and eCommerce for a two-day idea-sharing and collaborative meeting: “Innovating for a Healthy Tomorrow.” The meeting focused on new innovations in member websites,…
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation just turned 5.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary at its headquarters at 1901 Market Street with nearly 200 of its valued partners and other special guests. To mark the occasion, the Foundation recognized the support of many individuals and organizations that have contributed to its extraordinary accomplishments. Since its launch in October 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $25 million in initiatives that target four primary areas: Increasing access to quality,…
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