Open Enrollment ends January 31, 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016 / Published in Press Releases, Products and Services
Open Enrollment Ends January 31, 2016

Independence Blue Cross is traveling throughout the community helping consumers sign up before the deadline

Philadelphia, PA  Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting consumers where they live, work, and play to ensure that everyone knows how they can obtain the safety and security of health insurance.

To help consumers enroll before the January 31 deadline, Independence will be set up at multiple locations throughout the region with licensed sales agents in order to accommodate last-minute enrollees. In addition, Independence’s toll-free telesales phone line will be open for extended hours during the final days of Open Enrollment.

The Independence Express, our mobile education and enrollment center, will be traveling throughout the community to help consumers understand the best health plan options to suit their individual needs:

Today, January 15 through Saturday, January 16
Port Richmond Shopping Center
2401 Aramingo Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 10125
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, January 19 through Sunday, January 24*
Riverview Plaza
1100 Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19147
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
*Saturday, January 23, is cancelled due to weather conditions

Monday, January 25 through Sunday, January 31
Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
175 East City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Throughout Open Enrollment, Independence has been increasing its efforts to reach Latino communities with Spanish-language resources. According to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Latinos continue to be the most uninsured group in the country. Licensed sales agents will be available to help Spanish-speaking consumers enroll:

Sunday, January 17
St. Ann’s Catholic Church
502 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 20
Riverview Plaza
1100 Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19147
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Independence licensed sales agents are also available by phone to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families:

1-888-475-6206 (Spanish-speaking sales agents are available at 1-844-315-4884)
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 31: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information about all the company’s community events throughout Open Enrollment visit

To complete the enrollment application, all consumers will find it helpful to have on hand the following items for all members of the family who they wish to enroll:

  • Social Security Numbers (or documented numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance)
  • address
  • birth dates
  • information on tobacco use
  • income information (paystubs or W-2 Forms, wage and tax statements)
  • employer information, including employer name, address, and phone number;
    policy numbers for any current health insurance plans
  • information from employer about any available job-related health insurance

For 2016, Independence is offering 17 different HMO and PPO plans across all metallic levels, including a new Keystone HMO Silver Proactive Value plan, a lower-premium option that provides the same tiered-network as the company’s popular Proactive series. Independence is also the only company to offer a “catastrophic plan” which provides basic coverage to adults under 30 or those who qualify due to extreme financial hardship.

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 10 million people in 25 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Media contact
Laura Hanes
Independence Blue Cross
215-241-2736 (office)
215-910-0966 (cell)