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Independence Blue Cross President and CEO receives Distinguished Leadership Award

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty was honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia at the 23rd Annual Independence Gala. Hilferty was  the first leader from the health insurance sector to receive the distinction.

The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes an industry executive who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, promoted the stature of the insurance and associated industries in the community and global marketplace, and provided ongoing support to community events and charitable enterprises. The proceeds of the Gala supported the Insurance Society of Philadelphia and a scholarship fund for local college students.

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 and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Lisa Yoon