We’re proud to announce that for the third-consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross headquarters in Philadelphia has earned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star rating for superior energy efficiency. Energy Star-certified buildings are known to save energy, money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings, with no sacrifices in comfort or quality….
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) sponsored CONVERGE, a two-day national summit where about 300 attendees see and hear about the latest innovations in health care and create actionable insight on where medical innovation is heading. This year, MedCity CONVERGE focused on cancer. Technology disruptors, payers, providers, life science companies, and venture capitalists discussed how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data,…
Independence Blue Cross is tackling the disease from numerous fronts, including doctor and member engagement, using data to identify those in need of help, and community support The prevalence and severity of diabetes, as well as years of life lost due to disability and risk of premature death, ranks third among more than 200 conditions, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study “Diabetes and the Commercially Insured U.S….

The IBC Foundation devoted more than $5 million to community health initiatives

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates are giving back to the communities where they live and work by volunteering over 8,000 hours to more than 240 projects in 2016. The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, a charitable, private foundation, awarded grants exceeding $5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania during 2016….
Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty appeared on CNN to discuss the current state of health care in America On Tuesday, July 18, Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty appeared on CNN to discuss the current state of health care in America. During the interview with CNN Tonight host Don Lemon in New York,…
Faces of Fearless winner Kimberly Lengel (left) with her daughter Devon and Independence Vice President of Corporate Communications Donna Farrell

Award-winning family gifted new, blue tandem bike at Philadelphia Zoo

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) celebrated the winner of the first ever Faces of FearlessSM award by gifting the family a new “Independence blue” tandem bike at a presentation at the Philadelphia Zoo on July 17,…
Yvette Bright, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Independence Blue Cross, shared her thoughts on leadership, mentoring, and success as a participant in the Center City Proprietors Association (CCPA)’s series, Women Changing the City. Nearly 100 local business professionals attended the event which featured a lively panel discussion with three other business leaders: • Deborah Diamond,…
As the region’s largest health insurer, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has an unwavering commitment to serve and inspire our members and our communities and to advocate for their well-being. We take substance abuse very seriously and have many initiatives and programs to help prevent substance use disorder. Independence already restricts the quantity of opioids a physician can prescribe….
More than twenty college students learned Hands-only CPR as part of their summer internship at Independence Blue Cross. The training introduced the students to the CPR Ready campaign, which Independence and many of the region’s top health institutions and public services support.   Penn Medicine’s Mobile CPR Project, which travels throughout the region providing free CPR education and training,…
Eight promising early-stage health companies will present their business cases to a group of more than 120 potential customers, investors, business partners, and others at the fifth Dreamit Health Demo Day.  Sponsored by Dreamit, Independence Blue Cross, (Independence) and Penn Medicine, Dreamit Health is a business accelerator program now in its fifth year that provides funds and mentoring to attract the best and brightest minds to our region to implement big ideas that solve critical health issues….
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