In celebration of Black History Month, this February Independence Blue Cross’ Blue Crew volunteers are hosting a virtual book drive donating African-American literature to local students. Through Tree House Books, a literacy center and giving library based in North Philadelphia, the Blue Crew volunteers are helping to foster healthy attitudes towards reading and the appreciation of African-American culture….
Today, executives from Independence Blue Cross, Safeguard Scientifics, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners spoke to more than 80 health care entrepreneurs, educators, health providers, and leaders about the future growth of digital health. The free session, “Fueling Philly’s Digital Health Economy,” held at Quorum @ the University City Science Center, was moderated by Stephen Tang, PhD.,…

IRS 1095 Tax Forms: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
You may have received or will soon be receiving an IRS 1095 tax form. The purpose of this form is to help you verify that you had minimum essential health care coverage during the previous calendar year. You are required by the Affordable Care Act to verify your health care coverage when you file your federal tax return….
Eric Steager, managing director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio at Independence Blue Cross (Independence), joined other investor leaders in accepting a Top 100 Rising Star award at the second Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) meeting in Sonoma County, California. The awards presentation was part of the Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation Summit held January 25-26. The event attracts corporate venture leaders managing more than $20 billion in venture assets for companies with aggregate revenues of at least $4 trillion….
Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., yesterday joined a panel of health care experts, convened by the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists, to discuss the future of health care reform. The panel brought together some of the region’s most prominent health care journalists to listen to health care experts discuss in depth the future of health care reform and what themes they may see during this transformational time….
Independence Blue Cross congratulates TowerView Health founders Ankur Aggarwal, Hareesh Ganesan, Rahul Jain, and Nick Valilis for being named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Independence and Penn Medicine are partnering with TowerView on a pilot program to help chronically ill people who have multiple prescriptions remember to take the right medication at the right time each day….
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates put service into action with community projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the federal holiday, 50 of our associates and their family and friends volunteered their time for service projects throughout the Philadelphia community. Activities included: Philly READS — 30 volunteers sorted, labeled, and shelved donated books and school supplies for the Philadelphia READS Book Bank at Martin Luther King Jr….
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted an invitation by Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice.  As a member of the Council, Marshall-Blake will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and Congress regarding policy matters related to the nurse workforce,…
To celebrate the holiday season, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) along with Santa and his elves, made their annual holiday gift and winter coat delivery to 200 students at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia. Independence has supported the Sheppard School for more than 30 years and has partnered on a variety of initiatives including Philadelphia Reads,…
Speaking to thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, and health care professionals from around the nation and world, this year Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has helped lead and shape the discussion about health care innovation. At more than 40 industry conferences like Converge and PACT Digital Health in Philadelphia, SXSW in Austin, the annual Society for Human Resource Management conference in D.C,…
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