Accolade Health Assistant guides participating members along their health care journey

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has formed a strategic relationship with Accolade to offer an innovative, highly personalized health assistance service designed to help members make the most of their benefits and get the right care. Accolade’s Health Assistants® are now available to the employees and families of a select number of employer groups insured by Independence….
Philadelphia, PA – This month, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) supported associate volunteer efforts at nine locations during the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s annual Days of Caring. Nearly 200 Independence associates participated in a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way’s 365 Days of Caring initiative. On Saturday,…

Multiple plan options offer flexibility, comprehensive coverage, and a personalized experience

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces the introduction of a new private exchange marketplace that will offer medical, pharmacy, dental, and vision to employers with more than 100 employees. Employers can begin to use the Independence private exchange on October 1,…

One of the highest concentrations of medical homes in the U.S.

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces it has exceeded 300 recognized medical homes in its southeastern Pennsylvania network and now has one of the highest concentrations of medical homes in the nation. Independence was among the first and most ardent supporters of the region’s first medical home program launched by the state of Pennsylvania in 2008….

Results driven largely by lower inpatient costs, which fell by 44 percent

Philadelphia, PA – Results from a three-year study by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) demonstrating reduced medical costs for diabetic patients cared for by patient-centered medical home practices appears in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The study involved nearly 4,000 Independence members: half were treated by doctors in medical home practices and half were treated in practices that were not medical homes….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announces the availability of adult dental and vision care plans for individuals and families that offer low out-of-pocket costs and access to a large network of dental and vision care professionals. The plans, which cover consumers age 19 and older, may be purchased at any time throughout the year and do not require the purchase of an Independence medical plan….

Insurer hosts multiple countdown-to-coverage events from March 28-31

Philadelphia, PA – With the end of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is hosting Countdown to Coverage events from March 28-31 to help individuals enroll in an ACA-compliant health plan before the March 31 deadline….

Enrollment and education sessions planned throughout the region

Philadelphia, PA – At Independence Blue Cross (IBC), we believe consumer education and engagement around health care reform and the looming March 31 enrollment deadline is essential. That’s why we are traveling to community events throughout the region to help consumers understand and enroll in the best health plan options to suit their individual needs….

 Special payment hotline set up for limited time only: 1-855-IBX-3808

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross is reminding its members who signed up for individual coverage that paying the first month’s premium is an essential, final step in successfully enrolling in a new health plan. The deadline for accomplishing this final step in enrollment and paying the first month’s premium is January 28,…

Also strong enrollment directly through IBC

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today released the number of individuals who purchased health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace or enrolled directly through the company. For coverage effective January 1, 2014, 27,528 people have enrolled in IBC’s new individual health plans through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace….