Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Hundreds gathered at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on November 6, 2019 for the Health of America Forum, hosted by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. “Millennial Health: A Call to Action” offered a chance to understand more about millennials and learn how Blue Plans are working to address the health care risks of this generation....
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Independence Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Co-Host Inaugural Health of America Forum to Address Millennial Health Challenges
Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Reports show poorer health projections for millennials compared to GenX; potential economic burdenPhiladelphia – November 6, 2019 – Today, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosted the inaugural 2019 Health of America Forum,...
Friday, 06 September 2019
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Finds Millennials are Less Healthy than Generation X Were at the Same Age
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Philadelphia millennials are somewhat less healthy than the national average, primarily due to behavioral health conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance use disorderPhiladelphia – April 24, 2019 – Millennials in the Philadelphia region are somewhat less healthy than the national average, based on a new Health of America study using the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health IndexSM (BCBS Health Index). ...
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America Report shows a 33 percent increase in ADHD diagnoses among children in the Philadelphia region
Thursday, 28 March 2019
BCBSA Health of America report shows 44% rise in knee and hip replacements as Generation X opts for earlier planned surgeries
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Independence Blue Cross reports more members using generics compared with the national average for Blue Cross Blue Shield membership
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Spending increases for brand drugs at Independence are lower than national averageAt more than $100 billion, prescription drugs represent more than 20 percent of overall health care spending for Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) commercially insured members. Prescription drug spending among branded specialty and patent-protected drugs continues to outpace generic drugs by $79.5 billion,...
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Efforts have led to reduced opioid use, prescriptions, and abuseIn conjunction with a national Health of America report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) about opioid use, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is reporting the success it has achieved in addressing one of nation’s top health crises. The highlights of these results include: Reducing opioid use and prescriptions: Since 2014,...
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Major depression rising fastest among adolescents and millennials; Major depression among Independence members, particularly women, is lower than national averagePhiladelphia, PA – Major depression diagnoses surged, especially among adolescents and millennials, from 2013 through 2016, according to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)’s Health of America Report....