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 WebMD virtual coaching tool encourages healthy lifestyle choices

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announces the launch of the WebMD Digital Health Assistant (DHA), a virtual wellness coaching program that helps its members maintain and improve their health through positive lifestyle choices and healthy behavior change. Members can view this new free capability,…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has taken extra measures to ensure its customers and members in southeastern Pennsylvania have access to health care services as the process of rebuilding begins after the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. IBC is working with Magellan Health Services, the company that manages behavioral health benefits, to offer crisis support to its employer customers through Magellan’s Critical Incident Stress Management program (CISM)….

Funding up to $1.1M to the Partnership for Patient Care will help prevent infections, improve care

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross announced today that it will extend its support for the Partnership for Patient Care, a quality and patient safety collaborative led by southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals, with funding up to $1.1 million through 2013….
Philadelphia, PA – Due to the weather conditions associated with Hurricane Sandy, the cancellation of public transit service, and in the interest of keeping our associates safe, all IBC Family of Companies offices in the greater Philadelphia area, New Jersey, and Camp Hill/Harrisburg will be closed for business on Tuesday, October 30. AmeriHealth Casualty/CompServices offices in Pittsburgh are currently planning to open for business as usual….

Prior authorizations for medically necessary care waived during storm

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has taken extra measures to ensure all of its 2.2 million members in southeastern Pennsylvania have access to information and health care services despite disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy. Through Wednesday, October 31, 2012, the company has: Made Customer Service staff available from 8 a.m….
Philadelphia, PA – As Hurricane Sandy bears down on our region, Independence Blue Cross encourages members who are evacuated or move from storm affected areas to take with them their IBC member cards and government-issued photo identification. This will ensure that any member can access medical care quickly and without confusion during the storm. Heavy rain,…

Announces three year, nearly $2 million focus on improving child wellness

Philadelphia, PA – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation today announced a significant commitment to improving child wellness in the region with the creation of the groundbreaking IBC Foundation Healthy Futures Initiative. The three-year, nearly $2 million Healthy Futures is a comprehensive, collaborative approach to making a measurable difference in child wellness….

Today’s enrollment event is largest in region; First for a U.S. metropolitan market

Philadelphia, PA – More than 200 volunteers joined the battle against cancer today when they enrolled in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) at an event championed by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) at its company headquarters. This event marked the first time a community enrollment activity took place at a company in a major metropolitan market and the largest CPS-3 enrollment event in the region….

Clayton received first Individual WorkReady Spotlight Award

Philadelphia, PA – John Clayton, workforce development manager for Independence Blue Cross (IBC), received the first Individual WorkReady Spotlight Award on Wednesday in recognition of his significant contributions to WorkReady Philadelphia and his dedication to advancing opportunities for the city’s young people. 2012 marks the first year that individuals and programs were honored through WorkReady Spotlights….

Susan Kozik named Advocate of the Year

Philadelphia, PA – At a luncheon today, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) will honor Susan Kozik, senior vice president and chief information officer of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), with its 2012 Advocate of the Year Award for her extensive efforts in mentoring and supporting women business owners….