Philadelphia, PA — September 12, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today launched its 2016 campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ). Independence’s campaign — Give for a Better Community — is a celebration of the unique history of our city and Independence’s leadership in making our community a better place to live and work….

Interactive space that personalizes the member experience and encourages community engagement is now open to the public

Philadelphia, PA — September 9, 2016 — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced the official opening of Independence LIVE (LIVE), a new 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center. Independence LIVE occupies the second floor of 1919 Market Street and is adjacent to the headquarters of Independence in center city Philadelphia….

Nation’s oldest memorial for Medal recipients was the focus of the day’s cleaning efforts

Philadelphia, PA  – On Thursday, July 14, in the spirit of civic engagement and community service inspired by the upcoming 2016 Democratic National Convention, more than 60 Independence Blue Cross associates participated in a day-long service project at the Medal of Honor Grove in Phoenixville,…
walking program
Philadelphia, PA — Results from a nine-month study by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) demonstrating that an enhanced walking program encouraged people to walk more and led to weight loss and improvements in mood, energy levels, and overall feelings of well-being, appear today in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Nearly 460 employees from six Independence employer groups participated in the randomized study;…

Annual Foundation Community Report highlights awards totaling $6.2 million in 2015

Philadelphia, PA — The Independence Blue Cross  Foundation (Foundation) provides vital support for our region through its funding for community health center clinics, nursing education, community organizations and targeted initiatives aimed at improving the lives and health of area residents, especially the underserved….
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….
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,…

First Blue plan nationally to extend opportunity to enroll in program

Philadelphia – May 18, 2016 – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is now offering the College Tuition Benefit ® to businesses to make it easier for their employees with Independence health care coverage to pay for an eligible family member’s college education. Independence is the only health insurance carrier in Pennsylvania and the first Blue plan nationally to extend this unique opportunity to its customers….

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,…
Identity theft protection
Independence Blue Cross is pleased to offer eligible members a new value-added service at no cost: identity theft protection. Identity theft protection services are available now to our individual consumer members. Identity theft protection products Identity theft protection services will be provided by Experian® and include two products: ProtectMyIDTM is for adults. Eligible subscribers and their adult dependents can enroll individually….
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