First two Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs target bone graft infection prevention and epilepsy research

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) today announced the first teams selected to participate in the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program (EIR) that is part of the Independence Blue Cross/Jefferson Health Innovation Collaboration announced last June. Two teams of entrepreneurs at TJU will receive $150,000 each to support projects that will innovatively address two important health issues – bone graft and joint replacement infection and advanced surgical treatment of complex epilepsy….
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New Blue Distinction Center designations aid consumers in finding quality and value

PHILADELPHIA, PA — In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, cost efficient maternity care, Independence Blue Cross announced the first hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania to receive the Blue Distinction® Center and Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designations under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program….

Launched by partners Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross, program will grow to accelerate more high-potential digital health startups, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today that the Dreamit Health program developed in collaboration with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has received a $325,000 grant from Blackstone Charitable Foundation to drive innovation in the health care sector….

Accomplished health care innovator and surgeon will lead efforts to accelerate and expand patient-centered care to improve quality and lower costs

Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that effective February 1, Anthony Coletta, M.D., MBA became president of Independence’s Facilitated Health Networks and executive vice president of Independence. This new position leading Facilitated Health Networks demonstrates Independence’s commitment to drive improvements in healthcare quality and costs for its members across southeastern Pennsylvania….

Independence statement on Zika virus

Monday, 01 February 2016
At Independence Blue Cross, our first priority is the well-being of our members and our community. That’s why — like many organizations worldwide — we are closely monitoring the Zika virus cases being reported in multiple countries, including the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people traveling to Mexico, the Pacific Islands,…
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Philadelphia, PA — Registration for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s 37th annual Blue Cross® Broad Street Run 10 miler opens today at broadstreetrun.com. Registration will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 12. For the 20th consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is the title sponsor of the run, which is the nation’s sixth largest road race….

Open Enrollment ends January 31, 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016
Open Enrollment Ends January 31, 2016

Independence Blue Cross is traveling throughout the community helping consumers sign up before the deadline

Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting consumers where they live, work, and play to ensure that everyone knows how they can obtain the safety and security of health insurance. To help consumers enroll before the January 31 deadline,…
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Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with NantHealth to cover next-generation whole genome sequencing for a variety of cancers. Independence will become the first major insurer to offer coverage for next-generation whole genome sequencing, which fully sequences thousands of genes in a single test, detecting DNA mutations that may serve as markers that inform decisions about optimal cancer therapy….
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Philadelphia Continues to Lead the Charge in Health Care Innovation

Philadelphia, PA – Leading global start up accelerator Dreamit today announced that it has renewed its partnerships with industry leaders Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Penn Medicine to advance entrepreneurship and health care innovation. The continued support follows significant upgrades to the Dreamit Health program announced earlier this year….
Philadelphia, PA —  Independence Health Group today announced that members of its leadership team will present at the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Monday, January 11, 2016. Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Health Group president and chief executive officer, and Paul A. Tufano, Independence Health Group executive vice president and AmeriHealth Caritas chairman and chief executive officer,…