Nation’s oldest memorial for Medal recipients was the focus of the day’s cleaning efforts

Philadelphia, PA  – On Thursday, July 14, in the spirit of civic engagement and community service inspired by the upcoming 2016 Democratic National Convention, more than 60 Independence Blue Cross associates participated in a day-long service project at the Medal of Honor Grove in Phoenixville,…

Eight leading Philadelphia organizations work with innovators to tackle chronic disease

Philadelphia, PA – The CEO Council for Growth (“CEO Council”) announced today that its Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) has launched an open call for innovators around the country to work with its founding member organizations to tackle problems associated with chronic disease….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Crozer-Keystone Health System (Crozer-Keystone) announced that they have renewed their agreement. This long-term renewal gives Independence members continued in-network access to all Crozer-Keystone facilities, employed physician practices, and ancillary providers. The agreement renews Crozer-Keystone’s commitment to Independence’s Accountable Care (ACO) payment model, which rewards hospitals and physicians for establishing an ACO-like entity that shares responsibility with the insurer for improving clinical performance and cost efficiency for the care delivered to patients….

Fund awards $8,000 college scholarship to Central High School senior

Philadelphia, PA – On June 2, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty and Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. were presented the R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund’s (the Fund) first-ever Leadership Awards. At the event,…

Collaborative aims to heighten the region’s profile as a global leader in health care innovation

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced that it is a founding member of the newly created CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) Health Care Innovation Collaborative (Collaborative), a multi-institutional initiative that aims to heighten the region’s profile as a global leader in health care innovation….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for the company’s strong commitment to reducing the cancer risk of its associates and their families through early detection and healthy changes in lifestyle. Independence was first recognized with this accreditation in 2009. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for companies to meet specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits by: establishing policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts;…
Philadelphia, PA – In a shared commitment to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Jefferson Health (Jefferson) announced that they have reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract for TJUH System that demonstrates a strong collaboration between the region’s leading health insurance organization and one of the area’s largest health care systems….
Philadelphia, PA – The sun shone and the temperature was perfect for nearly 36,000 people who crossed the finish line for the 36th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run, the nation’s largest 10-miler, sponsored by Independence Blue Cross (Independence). Ethiopian runners Haile Mengesha, winner of the men’s division with a time of 47:53:58, and Tagist Jabore,…
Neighborhoods across the city to benefit from new low-cost transportation and recreation option “It is rare that a City opens a new mass transportation system. The launch of Indego bike share means it is more affordable and convenient to get around, stay healthy and experience our wonderful City,” said Mayor Nutter. “I am proud that Philadelphia is the first large city with a bike share system in North America to offer: a 30-day membership that will renew automatically and can be cancelled at any time;…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) proudly announces its sponsorship of the Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) in Wayne, PA. The five week running program takes place in over 75 locations across the country and is designed to combat the increasing rates of child obesity in America and motivate kids from Pre-K to 8th grade to be healthy and active….
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