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….
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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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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Eight breakthrough companies accepted into the 5th year of Dreamit Health. Partnership with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross has helped to launch companies like BioBots, Biomeme, TowerView Health, Wellth and nearly 75 others. New York and Philadelphia — Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today the new cohort of companies accepted into its spring 2017 cycle….
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Extension signifies Temple’s intent to join the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model Philadelphia  – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Temple University Health System (TUHS) have signed an 18-month contract extension. The contract extension signifies TUHS’s intent to be among the first in the region to join the innovative, patient-centric model known as the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN)….
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CPR Ready

The percentage of people who get bystander CPR in Philadelphia is half the national average

Philadelphia, PA— June 7, 2016 – The Philadelphia Regional CPR Awareness Coalition (“the Coalition”) today launched CPR Ready, a campaign designed to increase the number of people in the region who are qualified and willing to perform bystander Hands-Only CPR,…

IBX takes steps toward better health

Friday, 29 April 2016
National Walk @ Lunch Day
For the ninth consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross encouraged our associates, members, area employers and the community to step out from behind your desks and take a lunchtime walk toward better health during our annual National Walk @ Lunch Day event held Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Grey skies didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits in Center City where thousands walked,…
St. Mary Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA — In a shared commitment to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and St. Mary Medical Center have signed a new multi-year contract. As a part of the agreement, St. Mary Medical Center will for the first time be participating in Independence’s innovative accountable care payment model which rewards hospitals and physicians that provide better coordinated,…
health care innovation

Philadelphia Continues to Lead the Charge in Health Care Innovation

Philadelphia, PA – Leading global start up accelerator Dreamit today announced that it has renewed its partnerships with industry leaders Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Penn Medicine to advance entrepreneurship and health care innovation. The continued support follows significant upgrades to the Dreamit Health program announced earlier this year….
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