The IBC Foundation devoted more than $5 million to community health initiatives

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates are giving back to the communities where they live and work by volunteering over 8,000 hours to more than 240 projects in 2016. The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, a charitable, private foundation, awarded grants exceeding $5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania during 2016….
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,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel Hilferty welcomed attendees to the fifth annual MedCity CONVERGE conference in Philadelphia on July 12. The event, held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, brings together cutting-edge organizations to discuss innovations in the health care industry. It was attended by more than 400 policymakers, entrepreneurs, and investors, as well as representatives from digital health,…
Philadelphia, PA — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that Donna Crilley Farrell, who most recently served as executive director of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, has joined Independence as vice president of Corporate Communications. In this role, Farrell will lead the team responsible for media relations, executive communications, and corporate branding. Prior to her role with the World Meeting of Families,…
On June 27, Anthony Coletta, MD, MBA, president of Independence Blue Cross’s Facilitated Health Networks and executive vice president of Independence, joined a panel discussion at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Policy Summit: Emerging Issues and Opportunities in Health Information Technology in Washington, D.C. Dr. Coletta and his fellow panelists addressed the state of health information technology (HIT) and its role in implementing the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative….
Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is now offering coverage for bronchial thermoplasty, an innovative, device-based procedure that aims to improve symptoms in patients with asthma that are unable to be managed by the most aggressive inhaler and oral medication regimens. This coverage option makes Independence the first health insurer in Pennsylvania and only the seventh Blue Cross plan nationwide to offer bronchial thermoplasty to eligible adults….
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