Independence joins Dad Vail Regatta as 2017 presenting sponsor

Philadelphia’s premiere rowing event, the Dad Vail Regatta, just became stronger. Independence Blue Cross has become a presenting sponsor of the Dad Vail Regatta and will provide support for this iconic Philadelphia tradition, now in its 79th year.

 

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Groundbreaking agreement signed between Independence, UPenn Health System

Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System have signed an innovative, five-year contract that strengthens both organizations’ emphasis on coordinated patient care, exchange of critical data, and shared accountability for both quality and cost of care.

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IBC Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake Receives Mercy Neighbor Award

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted the 2017 Mercy Neighbor Award from the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc.

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Marketing Services SVP John Janney discusses consumer engagement through social media strategy

Philadelphia, PA – John Janney, senior vice president of Marketing Services with Independence Blue Cross (IBC), presented “Integrating Mobile and Social Media to Maximize Engagement” at the fourth annual World Congress Health Plan Innovation Congress, held March 21-23 in Orlando, Florida.  Janney’s session took place this morning,…
Boston, MA – Three of the nation’s leading Blue health plans, Highmark, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon), and Independence Blue Cross (IBC), along with health IT provider Lumeris Corp., announced today they have closed their transaction and finalized their arrangement to acquire NaviNet. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Each of these health care companies is committed to making accountable care a reality in this country,”…
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Aria Health have signed new multi-year contracts that include IBC’s innovative pay-for-performance program for hospitals, to improve health outcomes and lower costs. Aria Health is the sixth hospital system to commit to this program. “These agreements signal a new era of collaboration between IBC and our region’s health systems using incentives that motivate doctors and hospitals to work together to make decisions that put patients’…

Jefferson School of Population Health sponsors seminars on health and wellness and medical homes

Philadelphia, PA – Patient-centered medical homes — one of the most exciting concepts in health care aimed at improving quality — is one of the many subjects being addressed at a national meeting being held today in Philadelphia. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) chief medical officer Richard L….

“Like” the Independence Blue Cross Facebook page for year-round fitness tips

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross announces the introduction of a new social media effort aimed at members and online fans who want to maintain good health, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. The IBX Healthy Steps Activity Guide — a free resource found on the IBX Healthy Steps webpage and on the IBX Facebook page — includes ideas for outdoor fitness,…

New partnership will offer integrated accountable care solution for physicians and patients

Philadelphia, PA – Three of the nation’s leading Blue health plans that work with more than 70,000 physicians and hospitals to deliver care to more than 11 million people announced today they are partnering with health IT provider Lumeris Corp. to acquire NaviNet….
Philadelphia, PA – The region’s leading health insurer, Independence Blue Cross (IBC), today announced it is partnering with the nation’s leading independent health care advocacy company, Health AdvocateTM, to offer a new and innovative health advocacy service in addition to the medical benefits and other resources IBC currently offers its members to help deal with complex health-related situations….

Hilferty recognized for his dedication to improving community health

Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, will accept the Heart of Philadelphia Award tomorrow evening, February 11, from the American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 750 business professionals are expected to attend the annual gala at the Philadelphia Marriot….

Purchasing together can lower employer costs and promote better health

Philadelphia, PA – A newly published Independence Blue Cross (IBC) study shows that by choosing integrated medical and pharmacy benefits for their employees, employers can lower their medical costs while helping employees enjoy better overall health. This information is especially helpful as many cost-conscious employers continue to seek ways to reduce medical expenses….

Fera to lead government relations, public policy, and community affairs

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross has promoted Stephen P. Fera to the newly created position of senior vice president of public affairs. Fera had served as vice president of government programs. Fera will lead Independence Blue Cross’s newly expanded efforts on government affairs,…
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