Independence Innovation Director named an “emerging industry leader”


Michelle Histand, Innovation director at Independence Blue Cross, is one of 10 “emerging industry leaders” recognized by Managed Healthcare Executive. Histand manages the Innovation design thinking program at Independence.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest returns to Philadelphia

Independence is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The 5th annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink.

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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” melanoma

Independence is helping to fund free sunscreen dispensers that the City of Philadelphia will place in parks and public areas around the city to help remind residents of the importance of being sun smart. 

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Hosts new farmers’ market location at 19th and Market in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Say goodbye to the cellophane-wrapped carrots, frozen beans, and canned fruit cup, and say hello to the IBC Farmers’ Market, the new initiative from Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Farm To City that brings farm-fresh produce to 19th and Market streets in Center City on Thursdays starting May 17….

IBC is fifth-year presenting sponsor of diabetes walk

Philadelphia, PA – In April, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) marked the company’s fifth-year presenting sponsorship of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s community fundraising event, by hosting a corporate kick off breakfast for the region’s business leaders. American Diabetes Association (ADA) representatives and other guest speakers urged local executives to take action against this growing health crisis where one in nine residents in the Philadelphia region and 26 million people nationally are afflicted by diabetes….

Industry veteran joins executive leadership, runs IT operations

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced that Susan S. Kozik has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer. As IBC’s CIO, Kozik provides strategic direction and leadership in planning and implementing IBC’s transformative IT solutions. She will also develop a vision for how IBC will use technology to distinguish itself as a health care leader in our region….

More than 33,907 runners cross the finish line in the nation’s largest 10-miler

Philadelphia, PA – Runners were out in record numbers, young and old, veterans and first-timers, racing down Broad Street from Somerville Street to the Navy Yard in the 33rd annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run, the nation’s largest 10-miler, sponsored by Independence Blue Cross (IBC)….

Two respected brands join forces to bring health plan coverage to individuals and families

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced a ground-breaking new strategic relationship with AAA Mid-Atlantic to offer a broad variety of health plans to individuals and families who are members of AAA Mid-Atlantic and reside in southeastern Pennsylvania….

Art Sanctuary festival aims to increase literacy, promote reading and writing

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies are the presenting sponsors for Art Sanctuary’s 28th Annual Celebration of Black Writing.  Running from May 21 to June 2, Celebration of Black Writing is the nation’s only literary festival of its kind,…
Insurer will be exclusive presenter of Y’s “Healthy Living” events and activities in region Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced its sole sponsorship of the “Healthy Living” suite of programs provided by the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity today during a ceremony at the Healthy Kids Day event at the Y’s Rocky Run location in Media,…

Region’s leading health insurer awarded for its community impact and charitable contributions

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross was honored today by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a regional leader in corporate charitable giving and service. At today’s 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Summit, Independence Blue Cross placed second in the Community Impact Award for extra-large companies….

Independence Blue Cross will serve as the Regional Champion

Philadelphia, PA – The American Cancer Society and Independence Blue Cross have teamed up on a large research project to help find the causes of cancer and a cure for it. The project is called the Cancer Prevention Study 3, or CPS-3, and it will study 300,000 people across the country –…

Walkers from 120 Southeastern Pennsylvania organizations took steps toward healthier lives

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) hosted nearly 13,500 customers, community members, Philadelphia city employees, and local workforce members in Rittenhouse Square and other Greater Philadelphia locations as they observed National Walk @ Lunch DaySM and took a collective step toward better health….