Independence joins partners to discuss the future of health IT

Executives from Independence, 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. This event was held at Quorum @ the University City Science Center.

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Independence Health Group appoints Gregory E. Deavens as chief financial officer

Independence Health Group (IHG) announces the appointment of Gregory E. Deavens, CPA, CGMA, as chief financial officer effective January 30, 2017. Deavens was previously employed by MassMutual Financial Group from 2006 to 2016, where he most recently served as the company’s senior vice president and corporate controller.

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Independence associates honor Martin Luther King Jr. legacy with day of service

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.

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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,…
Philadelphia – December 21, 2016 – In a shared commitment to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have signed a new multi-year contract. “The new multi-year contract demonstrates how much we value our long-standing relationship with Lehigh Valley Health Network and how committed we are to providing high-quality,…

Customer service holiday hours

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
We want to ensure that our members have the support you need throughout the holiday season. Please take note of our holiday hours for our individual, employer-based, and Medicare members. HOLIDAY DATE HOURS* Christmas Eve (observed) Friday, December 23 Customer Service: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Medicare Service: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Independence Live: Open 8am – 5pm Christmas Day (observed) Monday,…
Philadelphia – December 20, 2016 – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), has been elected to a second term as the chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors. BCBSA is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies that together cover more than 106 million members — nearly one in three Americans….
Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty joined MSBNC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough at the show’s New York City studio for a conversation about life expectancy and the future of health care. During the segment, which aired Friday, December 16 at 8:30 a.m., Hilferty shared his thoughts on changing behavior and helping people stay healthy longer by saying “It’s not just the behavior of the individual but also the behavior of the system….
December 15 is the deadline to sign up to be covered on January 1 Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the region’s leading health insurance organization, is reminding individual consumers that they must enroll in a health insurance plan on or before December 15 if they want to be covered starting January 1, 2017. The Independence Express,…
Five Independence Blue Cross associates won as finalists at the 2016 Thomas Jefferson University Health Hack.  More than 300 students, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, engineers, and healthcare professionals participated in the weekend event held November 4 – 6. Working in teams, the entrants pitched, prototyped, and presented their new ideas to improve health care to a panel of judges….