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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Visionworks is teaming up with presenting sponsor IBC to provide free vision screenings

Philadelphia, PA – Visionworks is teaming up with Independence Blue Cross (IBC), the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, to provide free vision screenings Saturday at the Step Out Health Festival at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 8:00 a.m….

Christopher Cashman to share insight at GPAHU on IBC changing the game

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is proud to announce that Christopher Cashman, executive vice president and president of commercial markets, will join other health care leaders at an annual industry conference this afternoon hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Association of Health Underwriters (GPAHU)….

New web tool and coverage solution offers more access, greater options, increased convenience

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is expanding members’ access to care by adding coverage for treatment at urgent care centers and introducing a new web tool to help members locate these centers— Expanding access to urgent care is the newest option for care that IBC is offering members. …

More than 5,000 attendees expected at annual personal, professional development event

Philadelphia, PA – Health and wellness, leadership, and personal development take center stage at the ninth Pennsylvania Conference for Women sponsored by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and held today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia. At the annual women-to-women event, IBC leaders Kimberly Eberbach and Lorina Marshall-Blake will share their knowledge,…

Eye wear retailer officially debuts in market with celebration at new store in South Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Visionworks will celebrate its Greater Philadelphia market grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly-opened Columbus Commons store in South Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with leaders from Visionworks and Independence Blue Cross,…

HMO plan now includes lower copays for primary care doctor visits and global emergency care

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced that for 2013 it will offer its Keystone 65 Select (HMO) Medicare Advantage plan with no monthly premium in all five counties it serves. The plan will now include coverage for emergency or urgent care anywhere in the world….

More than 250 expected to volunteer over three days

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) kicks off three days of participation in the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s annual Days of Caring by helping to restore a local neighborhood park. This year, more than 250 IBC associates are expected to participate in 10 projects over three days….

Independence Blue Cross to host enrollment on October 19

Philadelphia, PA – Delaware Valley residents have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic national study that is expected to change the face of cancer prevention and treatment for future generations. The American Cancer Society is seeking 300,000 men and women across the United States and Puerto Rico between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer to participate in the study,…

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association recognizes extraordinary noncriminal investigation

Philadelphia, PA – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) honored Independence Blue Cross (IBC) yesterday for its successful antifraud efforts. IBC is the only Blue Cross or Blue Shield plan in the country to receive the 2012 BlueWorks Anti-Fraud Award in the non-criminal investigation category….

No additional cost to small businesses for health and wellness incentive programs

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced that together with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, IBC will offer access to affordable, quality insurance coverage for small business owners. IBC’s new Blue Solutions plans include options to meet almost any need and budget and specifically respond to small employers’ request for wellness programs they can offer their employees….