Peter L. DeAngelis, Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., Daniel J. Hilferty, and Anthony V. Coletta, M.D. took part in a signing ceremony to commemorate Jefferson Health joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model. Photo courtesy of Jefferson Health. Organizations sign new agreement focused on lowering cost of care and improving health of members, patients, and community-at-large through Independence Facilitated Health Networks model Philadelphia – July 24,…
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Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty appeared on CNN to discuss the current state of health care in America On Tuesday, July 18, Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty appeared on CNN to discuss the current state of health care in America. During the interview with CNN Tonight host Don Lemon in New York,…
Faces of Fearless winner Kimberly Lengel (left) with her daughter Devon and Independence Vice President of Corporate Communications Donna Farrell

Award-winning family gifted new, blue tandem bike at Philadelphia Zoo

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) celebrated the winner of the first ever Faces of FearlessSM award by gifting the family a new “Independence blue” tandem bike at a presentation at the Philadelphia Zoo on July 17,…
Street Beats, a music production pilot program created by Covenant House Pennsylvania, aims to help homeless youth gain confidence, develop critical life skills, and express their creativity and emotions in a supportive environment. Created with a Building Healthier Communities grant from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Street Beats empowers youth to create musical beats, write their own lyrics,…
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Representatives from Independence joined distinguished experts from the region for Philadelphia Media Network’s “The Opioid Forum: An Rx for the Workplace” Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., joined a panel of experts to discuss one of the region’s most tragic public health crises — the epidemic of opioid abuse….
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Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., yesterday joined a keynote panel discussion on the opioid epidemic at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Jayne O’Donnell, health care policy reporter at USA Today, the panel, “Beyond the Drug du Jour: Leverage Behavioral Health,…
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Dad Vail Regatta
Daniel J.  Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, (fifth from left), and Congressman Robert Brady, (third from left), with members of the Dad Vail board. Philadelphia’s premiere rowing event, the Dad Vail Regatta, just became stronger. Independence Blue Cross has become a presenting sponsor of the Dad Vail Regatta and will provide support for this iconic Philadelphia tradition,…
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Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System
Daniel J. Hilferty, Ralph W. Muller, and Anthony V. Coletta took part in a signing ceremony to mark the groundbreaking agreement between Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) that commemorates UPHS joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model. Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) have signed an innovative,…
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The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted the 2017 Mercy Neighbor Award from the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. at an event attended by hundreds of supporters and donors. Mercy honored Marshall-Blake for her decades-long commitment to community service and for her tireless efforts to help others in need. In addition to leading the Independence Blue Cross Foundation since its inception in 2012,…
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On March 21, the Cozen PAL Center in Fairmount opened its “Prom Boutique” to make prom night unforgettable for over 200 young shoppers. For the ninth consecutive year, the boutique provided students from PAL centers across the city with the total shopping experience. Blue Crew volunteers were there to help shoppers try on dresses, accessories, and shoes….
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