Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is now offering coverage for bronchial thermoplasty, an innovative, device-based procedure that aims to improve symptoms in patients with asthma that are unable to be managed by the most aggressive inhaler and oral medication regimens. This coverage option makes Independence the first health insurer in Pennsylvania and only the seventh Blue Cross plan nationwide to offer bronchial thermoplasty to eligible adults….
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,…

First Blue plan nationally to extend opportunity to enroll in program

Philadelphia – May 18, 2016 – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is now offering the College Tuition Benefit ® to businesses to make it easier for their employees with Independence health care coverage to pay for an eligible family member’s college education. Independence is the only health insurance carrier in Pennsylvania and the first Blue plan nationally to extend this unique opportunity to its customers….

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,…
Identity theft protection
Independence Blue Cross is pleased to offer eligible members a new value-added service at no cost: identity theft protection. Identity theft protection services are available now to our individual consumer members. Identity theft protection products Identity theft protection services will be provided by Experian® and include two products: ProtectMyIDTM is for adults. Eligible subscribers and their adult dependents can enroll individually….
PHILADELPHIA — Independence Health Group (Independence) today released the following in response to the death on Sunday, April 10, 2016 of long-time Board Member Patrick D. Finley: “Pat served on the Independence Board since 1992, sharing his nearly four decades of experience as a union representative, organizer and national leader. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the labor community throughout his career,…
blue crew

Independence recognizes “Blue Crew” and employee volunteers’ contributions to region; leads several National Volunteer Week events

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its Blue Crew volunteer program, as part of National Volunteer Week, April 10-16. Since its inception, the Blue Crew program has connected thousands of Independence associates,…

Topline revenue and membership grow despite industry challenges

PHILADELPHIA — Independence Health Group, Inc., (Independence) the parent company of Independence Blue Cross, LLC, reported another year of growth in topline revenue and membership for 2015. Independence finished the year with a record $13.8 billion in revenue, up $622 million or 4.7 percent over 2014….

New role will support growing needs of the aging population in southeastern Pennsylvania

Philadelphia – The 65-and-older population in the United States grew from 44.7 million in 2013 to 46.2 million in 2014. Projections show that this number will increase to almost 90 million by 2060. Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recognizes that this number will continue to grow and that the country’s shortage of geriatric specialists will persist….
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Gives members enhanced access to care via digital channels and virtual visits

Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced that it is now offering coverage for telemedicine. This coverage option is a new way to make health care more convenient and accessible, allowing our members to consult with a doctor via secure video on their smartphone or other digital device for medical issues that aren’t emergencies….