AmTrust to acquire AmeriHealth Casualty; IHG retains TPA business

Philadelphia – October 28, 2016 – Independence Health Group (IHG) today announced that the company has signed a stock purchase agreement to sell AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Casualty) to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust). AmeriHealth Casualty, a subsidiary of IHG, offers workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region….
Health and well-being programs at new customer experience center support national initiative Philadelphia – October 17, 2016 – This week, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recognizes National Health Education Week, a national effort sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. During the five-day education initiative, the company will host a variety of nutrition seminars, fitness classes,…
Philadelphia, PA — October 14, 2016 — Independence Health Group (IHG) today released the results of an economic impact study of its long-standing supplier diversity program – which has actively cultivated relationships with minority-owned and women-owned businesses since 1991. The study found that, for the year 2014, IHG’s hiring of diverse suppliers contributed $238 million to the economy,…
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected IBX to partner for an exciting new initiative!
New initiative aims to transform primary care Philadelphia – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Independence Blue Cross (Independence) to partner in its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, the largest-ever initiative to transform how primary care is delivered and paid for in the United States. “We are pleased that CMS selected Independence to participate in CPC+,” said Anthony Coletta,…
Philadelphia, PA — September 12, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today launched its 2016 campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). Independence’s campaign — Give for a Better Community — is a celebration of the unique history of our city and Independence’s leadership in making our community a better place to live and work….

Interactive space that personalizes the member experience and encourages community engagement is now open to the public

Philadelphia, PA — September 9, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced the official opening of Independence LIVE (LIVE), a new 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center. Independence LIVE occupies the second floor of 1919 Market Street and is adjacent to the headquarters of Independence in center city Philadelphia….

Nation’s oldest memorial for Medal recipients was the focus of the day’s cleaning efforts

Philadelphia, PA  – On Thursday, July 14, in the spirit of civic engagement and community service inspired by the upcoming 2016 Democratic National Convention, more than 60 Independence Blue Cross associates participated in a day-long service project at the Medal of Honor Grove in Phoenixville,…
walking program
Philadelphia, PA — Results from a nine-month study by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) demonstrating that an enhanced walking program encouraged people to walk more and led to weight loss and improvements in mood, energy levels, and overall feelings of well-being, appear today in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Nearly 460 employees from six Independence employer groups participated in the randomized study;…

Annual Foundation Community Report highlights awards totaling $6.2 million in 2015

Philadelphia, PA — The Independence Blue Cross  Foundation (Foundation) provides vital support for our region through its funding for community health center clinics, nursing education, community organizations and targeted initiatives aimed at improving the lives and health of area residents, especially the underserved….
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….