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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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,…

IBC to present at Pennsylvania Medical Society webinar to assist physicians in preparing for ICD-10

Philadelphia, PA – Two of the Commonwealth’s leading health care organizations, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and the Pennsylvania Medical Society, announced today they are working together to help physicians, hospitals, and other health care partners in Pennsylvania prepare for what many consider the biggest health care information transformation in modern day history –…
Health coaches provide support for people with chronic illness; reduce unnecessary hospitalizations Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced that it is collaborating with Health Dialog, a leading provider of health care analytics and decision support, on a new pilot program that will offer health coaching to people with chronic illnesses to help them stay well and out of the hospital….

Find out how healthy ice skating is

Philadelphia, PA – Just in time for your New Year’s resolution, the Blue Cross RiverRink this week unveiled a mobile app for iPhones called Go Figure! This new and free application, available in the iTunes store, will demonstrate to Blue Cross RiverRink visitors the fitness benefits of ice skating. …

Independence Blue Cross President and CEO recognized for his corporate social commitment

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) president and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty today received the Drum Major Award for Corporate Cooperation from the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc., at its 30th Annual Awards and Benefit luncheon. The Drum Major Award recognizes persons or organizations whose deeds exemplify the principles of nonviolence fostered by Dr….
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