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Independence Blue Cross helps consumers sign-up for health insurance

November 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is meeting consumers where they live, work, and play to ensure they know how to choose a health plan, enroll, and get the most from their new health benefits.

November 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. The Independence Express, the company’s mobile education and enrollment center, will be traveling throughout the community to help consumers understand the best health plan options for their individual needs.

On November 1, licensed sales agents will be available to help consumers enroll at the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
175 East City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
*Media spokesperson available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To complete the enrollment application, consumers will find it helpful to bring the following items for all members of the family who they wish to enroll:

  • Social Security Numbers (or documented numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance);
  • address;
  • birth dates;
  • information on tobacco use;
  • income information (paystubs or W-2 Forms, wage and tax statements);
  • employer information, including employer name, address, and phone number;
  • policy numbers for any current health insurance plans; and
  • information from employer about any available job-related health insurance.

For more information about our events throughout the community on November 1 and throughout Open Enrollment visit

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 10 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 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, 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.

Media contact
Laura Hanes
215-241-2736 (office)
215-910-0966 (cell)