(Pictured L-R) Independence Blue Cross Senior Community Affairs Specialist Yasseline Diaz and Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez.  Independence Senior Community Affairs Specialist Yasseline Diaz last month won the celebrated “Women at the Top” award from the Latino news organization, Al Dia. Nominated by her peers, Diaz was one of six Latinas in the Philadelphia region selected by Al Dia’s panel of judges based on the impact she is making in her community….
This Sunday, 40,000 runners, including approximately 12,000 Independence Blue Cross (Independence) members, will hit the pavement for the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run. This springtime tradition is the nation’s largest 10-miler and draws participants from across the country.  We’re so proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 21st consecutive year! We encourage runners, spectators,…
Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., yesterday joined a keynote panel discussion on the opioid epidemic at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Jayne O’Donnell, health care policy reporter at USA Today, the panel, “Beyond the Drug du Jour: Leverage Behavioral Health,…
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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, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, the state of Pennsylvania collected nearly 44,000 pounds of unwanted medicines. That’s over 20 tons of dangerous drugs that were safely disposed of….
On April 18, communications professionals from throughout the region joined Philadelphia Business Journal health care reporter John George for the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s “Healthcare Communications 2017” panel discussion. Hosted at Independence LIVE, our new, state-of-the-art customer and community experience center, attendees joined a spirited discussion on the changing health care landscape and its impact on how to communicate with key constituencies….
Dad Vail Regatta
Daniel J.  Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, (fifth from left), and Congressman Robert Brady, (third from left), with members of the Dad Vail board. Philadelphia’s premiere rowing event, the Dad Vail Regatta, just became stronger. Independence Blue Cross has become a presenting sponsor of the Dad Vail Regatta and will provide support for this iconic Philadelphia tradition,…
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Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System
Daniel J. Hilferty, Ralph W. Muller, and Anthony V. Coletta took part in a signing ceremony to mark the groundbreaking agreement between Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) that commemorates UPHS joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model. Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) have signed an innovative,…
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The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted the 2017 Mercy Neighbor Award from the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. at an event attended by hundreds of supporters and donors. Mercy honored Marshall-Blake for her decades-long commitment to community service and for her tireless efforts to help others in need. In addition to leading the Independence Blue Cross Foundation since its inception in 2012,…
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On March 21, the Cozen PAL Center in Fairmount opened its “Prom Boutique” to make prom night unforgettable for over 200 young shoppers. For the ninth consecutive year, the boutique provided students from PAL centers across the city with the total shopping experience. Blue Crew volunteers were there to help shoppers try on dresses, accessories, and shoes….
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Independence Health Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. have given a $150,000 seed investment to VitalTrax. This is the group’s first investment from their $6 million digital health funding initiative announced in December 2016. Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur, Zikria Syed, VitalTrax provides cloud-based software for patients to search for clinical trials,…
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