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Independence Blue Cross CEO receives Community Hero Award at Heroes Among Us event

Daniel J. Hilferty honored for his leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community

Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) president and CEO, was honored yesterday with the Community Hero Award for his extraordinary leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community. Hilferty received the distinction at the second annual Heroes Among Us event, which supports the Survivor’s Fund established by the Fraternal Order of Police. The event was held at the Union League of Philadelphia.

“It is truly an honor to receive this year’s Community Hero Award,” said Hilferty when he received the award. “The real heroes are the brave men and women of the Philadelphia police department who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.”

In Hilferty’s remarks, he also acknowledged event cochair and last year’s Community Hero Award honoree — David L. Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corporation.

The Survivor’s Fund provides financial assistance and support to the families of Philadelphia police officers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty.

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 9 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we’re changing the game, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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