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 will serve as the Regional Champion

Philadelphia, PA – The American Cancer Society and Independence Blue Cross have teamed up on a large research project to help find the causes of cancer and a cure for it. The project is called the Cancer Prevention Study 3, or CPS-3, and it will study 300,000 people across the country –…

Walkers from 120 Southeastern Pennsylvania organizations took steps toward healthier lives

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) hosted nearly 13,500 customers, community members, Philadelphia city employees, and local workforce members in Rittenhouse Square and other Greater Philadelphia locations as they observed National Walk @ Lunch DaySM and took a collective step toward better health….

Crozer Bariatric Surgery Program Earns Recognition for Low Complication Rates

Philadelphia, PA – The Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, a not-for-profit teaching hospital and Blue Distinction Center®, was recently recognized as a top performing bariatric program for having one of the lowest rates of Potentially Avoidable Complications (PACs) in the country….

Driving positive results via business enhancements, increased efficiencies, and financial discipline

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today reported positive financial results in 2011 with a net profit margin of 3.4 percent and a net after-tax income of $314.8 million, achieved by offering new capabilities and services to customers, attracting new customers, reducing operating costs,…

Nearly $37 million in incentives – the largest incentive IBC has ever paid primary care doctors

Philadelphia, PA – An innovative incentive program introduced by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) in 2010 is leading the way nationally by rewarding high-performing primary care physicians for providing excellent, patient-centered care. The program, which allows primary care doctors to double their base reimbursement and paid out nearly $37 million in 2011,…

Breakfast Builds Enthusiasm for Fifth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) welcomed guests from over 60 area employers to a breakfast to kick off the fifth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day (NW@LD), which will be held April 25, 2012, both at a centralized event in center city and in many employer locations throughout the region….

Marketing Services SVP John Janney discusses consumer engagement through social media strategy

Philadelphia, PA – John Janney, senior vice president of Marketing Services with Independence Blue Cross (IBC), presented “Integrating Mobile and Social Media to Maximize Engagement” at the fourth annual World Congress Health Plan Innovation Congress, held March 21-23 in Orlando, Florida.  Janney’s session took place this morning,…
Boston, MA – Three of the nation’s leading Blue health plans, Highmark, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon), and Independence Blue Cross (IBC), along with health IT provider Lumeris Corp., announced today they have closed their transaction and finalized their arrangement to acquire NaviNet. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Each of these health care companies is committed to making accountable care a reality in this country,”…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Aria Health have signed new multi-year contracts that include IBC’s innovative pay-for-performance program for hospitals, to improve health outcomes and lower costs. Aria Health is the sixth hospital system to commit to this program. “These agreements signal a new era of collaboration between IBC and our region’s health systems using incentives that motivate doctors and hospitals to work together to make decisions that put patients’…

Jefferson School of Population Health sponsors seminars on health and wellness and medical homes

Philadelphia, PA – Patient-centered medical homes — one of the most exciting concepts in health care aimed at improving quality — is one of the many subjects being addressed at a national meeting being held today in Philadelphia. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) chief medical officer Richard L….