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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El 15 de diciembre es la fecha límite para inscribirse y recibir cobertura a partir del 1º de enero.

Philadelphia, PA — 12 de diciembre de 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence), la organización líder de seguros médicos de la región, recuerda a los consumidores que el 15 de diciembre es la fecha límite para inscribirse en el seguro médico si quieren poder utilizar la cobertura a partir del 1º de enero de 2017….
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group and Safeguard Scientifics team up to foster healthcare IT innovation Philadelphia – December 8, 2016 – Partnering to fuel Philadelphia’s innovative digital health ecosystem, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (“Ben Franklin”); Independence Health Group (“IHG”), the parent company of Independence Blue Cross; and Safeguard Scientifics (“Safeguard”) (NYSE:SFE) today announced their intentions for a $6 million funding initiative over a four year period to grow technology-driven,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) proudly celebrates Indego’s latest accomplishment — reaching their one millionth trip just 18 months after the program launched on April 23, 2015. And we congratulate the winner of Indego’s Philly to a Milli contest, Calvin Linton, who will have a station temporarily re-named in his honor! IBX discounts As the title sponsor for Indego,…
Supplemental health plan for group customers with 25 or more employees Philadelphia – November 10, 2016 – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces a new hospital indemnity product from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) that is now available to Independence group customers with 25 or more employees. The supplemental health insurance plan is available now for plans starting January 1,… and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business recognized Independence Blue Cross (Independence) as one of its Analytics 50 recipients, a new award which highlights national companies successfully using analytics to solve business challenges. Ashley Masterson, PhD, manager, medical cost and business analytics for Informatics at Independence, accepted the award at a ceremony today held on Drexel’s campus.  …
Independence Blue Cross has been alerted to phone calls members are receiving from a suspicious telemarketing company involving a pain relief medication. The telemarketing calls are from a company offering pain cream they say is covered by the member’s Blue Cross® Blue Shield® plan. We have not contracted or partnered with the company making these calls,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) received the 2016 East Central Division Excellence in Mission Award by the Greater Philadelphia Area American Cancer Society (ACS) at its annual Volunteer Awards event held in King of Prussia. The ACS described Independence, which has supported the ACS for more than 20 years, as one of its strongest advocates in the Philadelphia area….

Patient Engagement, Connected Health, and Virtual/Augmented Reality Focus of Second Annual Health Hack (#healthhackPHL)

Philadelphia – November 2, 2016 – Philadelphia’s leading health insurance organization, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and the Innovation Pillar at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health, one of the largest health care systems, will host a free Health Hack (#healthhackPHL) Nov. 4-6,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosted The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s forum today to discuss and highlight advancements in cancer research through immunotherapy. The event focused on the progress researchers are making in immunotherapy, which is treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to help fight cancer. The discussion also included the important role that federal funding has in fueling cancer research….

AmTrust to acquire AmeriHealth Casualty; IHG retains TPA business

Philadelphia – October 28, 2016 – Independence Health Group (IHG) today announced that the company has signed a stock purchase agreement to sell AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Casualty) to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust). AmeriHealth Casualty, a subsidiary of IHG, offers workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region….