Highlights Human-Centered InnovationSM Program focusing on keeping people well

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty joined health care leaders and executives from across the country today at the 2015 MedCity News CONVERGE conference to deliver the opening keynote address. Speaking in Philadelphia, Hilferty shared Independence’s vision to revolutionize health care through its Human-Centered InnovationSM Program,…
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….

Accelerator program takes on the health care industry’s greatest challenges

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and Dreamit Ventures today announced the third class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia health-tech startups. Recruited from around the world, these companies will participate in a 16-week boot camp from July to October 2015. Dreamit Health will give each startup tools and support to fast track into high-growth potential companies that will tackle some of the health care’s greatest challenges — from preventing concussions to helping working professionals care for their aging parents….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for championing the health of its associates by creating programs that encourage healthy eating and physical activity. “At Independence, our associates are our most important asset, and it is our goal to empower them by providing the tools they need to stay engaged and on the path to good health,” said Dr….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) released the following statement today from President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case King v. Burwell. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling helps ensure that we can continue to provide the security and stability that our members have come to expect from Independence Blue Cross,…
WHAT: Independence Blue Cross celebrates a new way for anyone to try Indego for just one dollar. On Independence Dollar Days, the first 30 minutes of bike trips purchased at an Indego station are just one dollar instead of the standard price of four dollars per 30-minute ride. Regular charges apply for trips lasting longer than 30 minutes….
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….

Daniel J. Hilferty shares insight on organization’s Human-Centered InnovationSM

Philadelphia, PA –Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty spoke on a panel yesterday at the Health Evolution Summit in Dana Point, California, an annual invitation-only event that brought together 500 prominent business leaders from health care services, IT, and life science sectors to discuss critical issues facing the health care industry….
WHAT: In honor of National Volunteer Week, members of Independence Blue Cross’s (Independence) executive leadership team will be reading to first grade students from the Isaac Sheppard Elementary School — a 98 percent poverty-level school in Philadelphia that the company has been a corporate sponsor of for more than 20 years. At the event, members of the executive leadership team will read “Oh the places you’ll go” by Dr….