Independence Blue Cross supports the nationwide effort to clear homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription “Drug Take Back Day” taking place Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, the state of Pennsylvania collected nearly 44,000 pounds of unwanted medicines. That’s over 20 tons of dangerous drugs that were safely disposed of….
On April 18, communications professionals from throughout the region joined Philadelphia Business Journal health care reporter John George for the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s “Healthcare Communications 2017” panel discussion. Hosted at Independence LIVE, our new, state-of-the-art customer and community experience center, attendees joined a spirited discussion on the changing health care landscape and its impact on how to communicate with key constituencies….
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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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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Independence Health Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. have given a $150,000 seed investment to VitalTrax. This is the group’s first investment from their $6 million digital health funding initiative announced in December 2016. Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur, Zikria Syed, VitalTrax provides cloud-based software for patients to search for clinical trials,…
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Colon cancer is the fourth most deadly form of cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 132,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease. However, colon cancer is actually one of only two cancers that can be completely prevented by screening….
The Philadelphia chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) presented its MASKED Award to Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty at its annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, March 18. The annual event, which raises scholarship dollars for minority students, also honored Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Visitors and Convention Bureau,…
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Independence Blue Cross wins digital innovation award
President and SVP, Commercial and Consumer Markets Brian Lobley (left) with LiquidHub CEO & Partner Jonathan Brassington. LiquidHub nominated Independence for the Enterprise award. Independence Blue Cross is proud to accept the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Digital Innovation Enterprise Award for our 2016 launch of Independence LIVE, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center….
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On Friday, February 17, Independence Blue Cross interns from our Co-op program volunteered at the Broad Street Ministry (BSM) in Center City Philadelphia by hosting the BSM dining room and serving meals. They also helped to organize donations to the center’s clothing closet and put together personal care packages for the guests. Eleven students from the Co-op program participated at BSM….
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