Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Crozer-Keystone Health System (Crozer-Keystone) announced that they have renewed their agreement. This long-term renewal gives Independence members continued in-network access to all Crozer-Keystone facilities, employed physician practices, and ancillary providers. The agreement renews Crozer-Keystone’s commitment to Independence’s Accountable Care (ACO) payment model, which rewards hospitals and physicians for establishing an ACO-like entity that shares responsibility with the insurer for improving clinical performance and cost efficiency for the care delivered to patients….

Accelerator program takes on the health care industry’s greatest challenges

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and Dreamit Ventures today announced the third class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia health-tech startups. Recruited from around the world, these companies will participate in a 16-week boot camp from July to October 2015. Dreamit Health will give each startup tools and support to fast track into high-growth potential companies that will tackle some of the health care’s greatest challenges — from preventing concussions to helping working professionals care for their aging parents….
WHAT: Independence Blue Cross celebrates a new way for anyone to try Indego for just one dollar. On Independence Dollar Days, the first 30 minutes of bike trips purchased at an Indego station are just one dollar instead of the standard price of four dollars per 30-minute ride. Regular charges apply for trips lasting longer than 30 minutes….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for championing the health of its associates by creating programs that encourage healthy eating and physical activity. “At Independence, our associates are our most important asset, and it is our goal to empower them by providing the tools they need to stay engaged and on the path to good health,” said Dr….
Philadelphia, PA – To enhance Philadelphia’s role as a global leader in health care innovation, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), and Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) have announced a new collaboration to begin on July 1 that is designed to boost innovation in health care across the region and help both organizations improve the quality and value of heath care….

Fund awards $8,000 college scholarship to Central High School senior

Philadelphia, PA – On June 2, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty and Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. were presented the R.W. Sorrell Scholarship Fund’s (the Fund) first-ever Leadership Awards. At the event,…
WHAT: Independence Blue Cross celebrates a new way for anyone to try Indego for just one dollar. On Independence Dollar Days, the first 30 minutes of bike trips purchased at an Indego station are just one dollar instead of the standard price of four dollars per 30-minute ride. Regular charges apply for trips lasting longer than 30 minutes….

Collaborative aims to heighten the region’s profile as a global leader in health care innovation

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced that it is a founding member of the newly created CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) Health Care Innovation Collaborative (Collaborative), a multi-institutional initiative that aims to heighten the region’s profile as a global leader in health care innovation….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for the company’s strong commitment to reducing the cancer risk of its associates and their families through early detection and healthy changes in lifestyle. Independence was first recognized with this accreditation in 2009. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for companies to meet specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits by: establishing policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts;…
Philadelphia, PA – In a shared commitment to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Jefferson Health (Jefferson) announced that they have reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract for TJUH System that demonstrates a strong collaboration between the region’s leading health insurance organization and one of the area’s largest health care systems….
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