IBC is fifth-year presenting sponsor of diabetes walk

Philadelphia, PA – In April, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) marked the company’s fifth-year presenting sponsorship of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s community fundraising event, by hosting a corporate kick off breakfast for the region’s business leaders. American Diabetes Association (ADA) representatives and other guest speakers urged local executives to take action against this growing health crisis where one in nine residents in the Philadelphia region and 26 million people nationally are afflicted by diabetes….
Insurer will be exclusive presenter of Y’s “Healthy Living” events and activities in region Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced its sole sponsorship of the “Healthy Living” suite of programs provided by the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity today during a ceremony at the Healthy Kids Day event at the Y’s Rocky Run location in Media,…

Independence Blue Cross will serve as the Regional Champion

Philadelphia, PA – The American Cancer Society and Independence Blue Cross have teamed up on a large research project to help find the causes of cancer and a cure for it. The project is called the Cancer Prevention Study 3, or CPS-3, and it will study 300,000 people across the country –…

Walkers from 120 Southeastern Pennsylvania organizations took steps toward healthier lives

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) hosted nearly 13,500 customers, community members, Philadelphia city employees, and local workforce members in Rittenhouse Square and other Greater Philadelphia locations as they observed National Walk @ Lunch DaySM and took a collective step toward better health….

Crozer Bariatric Surgery Program Earns Recognition for Low Complication Rates

Philadelphia, PA – The Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, a not-for-profit teaching hospital and Blue Distinction Center®, was recently recognized as a top performing bariatric program for having one of the lowest rates of Potentially Avoidable Complications (PACs) in the country….

Breakfast Builds Enthusiasm for Fifth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) welcomed guests from over 60 area employers to a breakfast to kick off the fifth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day (NW@LD), which will be held April 25, 2012, both at a centralized event in center city and in many employer locations throughout the region….
Boston, MA – Three of the nation’s leading Blue health plans, Highmark, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon), and Independence Blue Cross (IBC), along with health IT provider Lumeris Corp., announced today they have closed their transaction and finalized their arrangement to acquire NaviNet. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Each of these health care companies is committed to making accountable care a reality in this country,”…
Philadelphia, PA – The region’s leading health insurer, Independence Blue Cross (IBC), today announced it is partnering with the nation’s leading independent health care advocacy company, Health AdvocateTM, to offer a new and innovative health advocacy service in addition to the medical benefits and other resources IBC currently offers its members to help deal with complex health-related situations….

Hilferty recognized for his dedication to improving community health

Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, will accept the Heart of Philadelphia Award tomorrow evening, February 11, from the American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 750 business professionals are expected to attend the annual gala at the Philadelphia Marriot….

IBC to present at Pennsylvania Medical Society webinar to assist physicians in preparing for ICD-10

Philadelphia, PA – Two of the Commonwealth’s leading health care organizations, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and the Pennsylvania Medical Society, announced today they are working together to help physicians, hospitals, and other health care partners in Pennsylvania prepare for what many consider the biggest health care information transformation in modern day history –…