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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Independence Blue Cross wins digital innovation award
President and SVP, Commercial and Consumer Markets Brian Lobley (left) with LiquidHub CEO & Partner Jonathan Brassington. LiquidHub nominated Independence for the Enterprise award. Independence Blue Cross is proud to accept the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Digital Innovation Enterprise Award for our 2016 launch of Independence LIVE, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center….
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On Friday, February 17, Independence Blue Cross interns from our Co-op program volunteered at the Broad Street Ministry (BSM) in Center City Philadelphia by hosting the BSM dining room and serving meals. They also helped to organize donations to the center’s clothing closet and put together personal care packages for the guests. Eleven students from the Co-op program participated at BSM….
One-day workshop helps attendees better understand addiction and overdose crisis Drug overdose and opioid-involved deaths continue to rise in the United States. In fact, the 2016 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index℠ — a first-of-its-kind measurement of health fueled by data from more than 40 million Blue Cross Blue Shield members — found substance abuse to be among the five conditions identified nationwide with the greatest impact on commercially-insured Americans….
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AmTrust acquires AmeriHealth Casualty; IHG retains TPA business Philadelphia – March 1, 2017 – Independence Health Group (IHG) announced today that the company has completed the sale of its former subsidiary, AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Casualty), to AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust). As an IHG subsidiary, AmeriHealth Casualty offered workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region….
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Philadelphia, PA — February 27, 2017 — Today health insurance executives met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss health care reform. Below is a statement from Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty on the meeting: “We had an engaging and very productive conversation with President Trump,…
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Independence Blue Cross (Independence) continues to shape the discussion on health care innovation at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society National Conference (HIMSS17) which takes place February 19-23 in Orlando, Florida. As one of the original supporters of Philadelphia’s regional health information exchange — HealthShare Exchange (HSX) — we are participating in a live demonstration at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase….
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Independence Blue Cross (Independence) joined local hospitals and medical schools on Friday, February 3, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to show its support of a new, first-of-its-kind precision medicine study launched by the Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C). The study is focused on discovering more effective treatments for children and adults diagnosed with tumors and cancer of the brain and central nervous system….
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Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States ­– causing a third of all deaths each year. To raise awareness of women’s heart health during American Heart Month in February, Independence Blue Cross hosted a fundraiser benefitting the Go Red for Women initiative of the American Heart Association. On National Wear Red day,…
Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Networks Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., M.B.A. joined a panel of health care experts at the Magellan Open Vision Exchange on February 1 to discuss how we are transforming health care to be more accessible and efficient. The panel, Transforming the Provider Delivery System, moderated by Karen Amstutz,…
This week Independence Blue Cross associates from the Specialty Services and Product Development teams volunteered to make 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Saint John’s Hospice in Center City Philadelphia — all before starting their workday. More than 40 associates donated the ingredients and made sandwiches to be served later in the day at the center….
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