Independence Innovation Director named an “emerging industry leader”


Michelle Histand, Innovation director at Independence Blue Cross, is one of 10 “emerging industry leaders” recognized by Managed Healthcare Executive. Histand manages the Innovation design thinking program at Independence.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest returns to Philadelphia

Independence is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The 5th annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink.

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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” melanoma

Independence is helping to fund free sunscreen dispensers that the City of Philadelphia will place in parks and public areas around the city to help remind residents of the importance of being sun smart. 

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New online tool enables members to find and review doctors

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is launching a new online Find a Doctor tool to give its members even more capabilities to find doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals who meet their personal health care needs. The new, expanded Find a Doctor tool — IBC’s most frequently used online resource — now has a more robust search capability and an updated look,…

Independence Blue Cross “elves” preparing for Wednesday event

Philadelphia, PA – Santa Claus arrives early this year for the students at the Isaac A. Sheppard School in North Philadelphia, courtesy of the elves at Independence Blue Cross (IBC). Santa will make the pre-Christmas stop on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, during the school’s annual “Santa Day.” All 283 students,…

New roles provide focus on corporate strategy

Philadelphia, PA – With a focus on exceeding customers’ expectations through innovative leadership, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) reports six key organizational changes: Yvette Bright, executive vice president and chief transformation officer, will continue to oversee human resources while assuming accountability for information services, service operations, and a new multi-year initiative to enhance the customer experience and lower operating costs through migration to a new operating platform….

DreamIt Health seeks 10 startup companies for 4-month program

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Penn Medicine (The University of Pennsylvania Health System) today announced that they are teaming up with DreamIt Ventures to sponsor the first-ever Philadelphia-based health care “accelerator,” an organization that will jump start new companies developing innovative solutions in health care….

Dan Hilferty will receive the Commitment to Access to Health Care Award

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is proud to announce that its president and CEO, Daniel J. Hilferty, will be honored tonight at the annual “Say AHH Ball” hosted by the St. Catherine Labouré Medical Clinic where he will receive the G….

Executive Vice President Yvette D. Bright to receive Women of Distinction Award

Philadelphia, PA – At an awards banquet today, the Philadelphia Business Journal honored Yvette D. Bright, executive vice president and chief transformation officer at Independence Blue Cross (IBC), with a 2012 Women of Distinction Award for her outstanding professional achievements. “On behalf of everyone at Independence Blue Cross,…

Receives United Way Regional Impact Award at annual Red Carpet Dinner

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) will be honored tonight by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce at the annual Red Carpet Dinner for the insurer’s efforts to enhance the community through on-going support of the United Way. Christopher Cashman, executive vice president and president of commercial markets,…

Personal Choice 65 (PPO) receives 4.5 (out of five) stars, HMOs receive 4 stars

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced that its Personal Choice 65 Medicare Advantage health plan received a 4.5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for 2013, an increase of one point. IBC’s two HMO plans,…

Company reassures customers following election

Philadelphia, PA – With the presidential election now over, Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty said that the company looks forward to working with the Obama administration and with legislators on both sides of the aisle to tackle the issues of access and affordability of health care….

Fitness and nutrition tips will be shared

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross, a leader in community wellness, will host a live Twitter chat focused on nutrition and fitness tips to help people manage their diabetes. To participate, follow @IBX and use #DiabetesChat. On Wednesday, November 7 from noon to 1 p.m., representatives from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and local wellness expert and fitness guru Kimberly Garrison will be online to answer questions….