CPR Ready

The percentage of people who get bystander CPR in Philadelphia is half the national average

Philadelphia, PA— June 7, 2016 – The Philadelphia Regional CPR Awareness Coalition (“the Coalition”) today launched CPR Ready, a campaign designed to increase the number of people in the region who are qualified and willing to perform bystander Hands-Only CPR,…

IBX takes steps toward better health

Friday, 29 April 2016
National Walk @ Lunch Day
For the ninth consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross encouraged our associates, members, area employers and the community to step out from behind your desks and take a lunchtime walk toward better health during our annual National Walk @ Lunch Day event held Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Grey skies didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits in Center City where thousands walked,…
St. Mary Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA — In a shared commitment to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and St. Mary Medical Center have signed a new multi-year contract. As a part of the agreement, St. Mary Medical Center will for the first time be participating in Independence’s innovative accountable care payment model which rewards hospitals and physicians that provide better coordinated,…
health care innovation

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,…
Isaac A. Sheppard


Santa Day at the Isaac A. Sheppard School In honor of the holiday season, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), along with Santa and his elves, will be making their annual holiday gift and winter coat delivery to 225 students at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia.


Wednesday, December 21, 2015,…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting Latino consumers where they live, work, and play to help them enroll in health plans that best meets their needs and budgets. According to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Latinos continue to be the most uninsured group in the country.Throughout Open Enrollment, Independence has been increasing its efforts to reach Latino communities with Spanish-language resources….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty was honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia at the 23rd Annual Independence Gala. Hilferty was  the first leader from the health insurance sector to receive the distinction. The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes an industry executive who has demonstrated exemplary leadership,…

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….

November 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting consumers where they live, work, and play to ensure they know how to choose a health plan, enroll, and get the most from their new health benefits. November 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act….