Independence Blue Cross is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The fifth annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink. Located on Columbus Boulevard at Penn’s Landing, visitors can enjoy roller skating, outdoor bowling, arcade games, carnival rides, and more from May 26 to September 3….
In April, Independence Blue Crew members were out in full force in celebration of National Volunteer Month, which recognizes American volunteerism and the passionate people across the nation who dedicate their time and talents to serving others. Associates volunteered nearly 1,900 hours at approximately 35 project locations to support community health, local children’s programs, and community improvement projects….
Last month the Independence Blue Crew got a little nosey, but in a good way. The group raised more than $1,000 to benefit Red Nose Day, an international campaign that uses the power of humor to raise money and awareness for children’s charities. Founded by Comic Relief, Red Nose Day invites us to come together to make a difference for children facing poverty….
Behind the SunSmart sunscreen dispenser are (L-R) Philadelphia Phillies Senior Vice President Dave Buck, Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Executive Director Stacy Ostrau, Baseball Hall of Fame player Mike Schmidt, Independence Blue Cross President of Facilitated Health Networks Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., MBA, and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Network Anthony V….
Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, accepted The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia “Others” Award for her extraordinary spirit of service to “others” and exceptional service in the community. Major A. Philip Ferreira, director of Operations at The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, presented the award at the organization’s annual luncheon in Philadelphia. Marshall-Blake, who has 35 years of experience in corporate management,…
The Rotunda at Two Liberty Place was buzzing, not just with the usual lunchtime crowd noises, but with the steady thump of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. The upbeat song was the musical backdrop for a Hands-Only CPR training event hosted by 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,…
Independence Blue Cross gave entrepreneurs a real-life Shark Tank experience on May 18. Like the hit TV show, eight health-tech start-up teams in the 2017 class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia pitched Independence executives during a visit to the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation. The event gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear feedback on business issues from Independence leaders and to identify internal mentors or champions to support them in the program’s spring class….
Representatives from Independence joined distinguished experts from the region for Philadelphia Media Network’s “The Opioid Forum: An Rx for the Workplace” Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., joined a panel of experts to discuss one of the region’s most tragic public health crises — the epidemic of opioid abuse….
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On May 11, Independence Blue Cross joined The City of Philadelphia and Bicycle Transit Systems to celebrate the second anniversary of Indego Bike Share. Nearly 200 riders, partners, and supporters of Indego attended the party which was hosted at Independence LIVE, our new multipurpose community facility at 1919 Market Street. The event highlighted the bike share program’s many successes from the last 12 months: Reached more than one million trips Added 30 new stations and 300 additional bikes Launched the Indego Access discount pass program for low-income individuals Independence SVP Public Affairs Stephen P….
Cool temperatures and mostly clear skies greeted nearly 37,000 finishers for the 38th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 7. The run, which is the nation’s largest 10-miler, takes participants from north Philadelphia to the Navy Yard — all the while passing iconic Philadelphia landmarks such as Temple University, City Hall, the Academy of Fine Arts,…