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Apr 12, 2017, 11:10 ET Independence Blue Cross signs groundbreaking agreement with University of Pennsylvania Health System to enhance care delivery for its members in the region

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) have signed an innovative, five-year contract that...


Mar 28, 2017, 17:27 ET Dreamit Health Announces Spring 2017 Cohort Of Startups In Partnership With Penn Medicine And Independence Blue Cross

Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today the new cohort of companies accepted into its spring 2017 cycle. The eight accepted...


Jun 06, 2012, 09:20 ET Independence Blue Cross Announces "IBX Game Changers Challenge"

 Independence Blue Cross (IBX) today announced the "IBX Game Changers Challenge: Enhancing health and wellness through innovation." Launched in...


Oct 03, 2011, 13:00 ET Independence Blue Cross Introduces New Low-Cost Medicare Advantage Plan for 2012

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced important news for Medicare beneficiaries: a new individual Medicare Advantage HMO plan with premiums...


Sep 07, 2011, 17:00 ET All Aboard! New IBC 'Medicaravan' Brings Medicare Information to Your Neighborhood

Today Independence Blue Cross (IBC) introduced the "Medicaravan," a mobile information booth staffed with trained representatives who can provide...


Aug 10, 2011, 08:15 ET Independence Blue Cross Presents Free Standing Yoga and Nutrition in the Garden Sessions

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) presents "Yoga and Nutrition in the Garden," a FREE healthy eating and yoga foundations class for the public that...


Aug 09, 2011, 12:18 ET Independence Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Partner to Expand Services to Medicaid Beneficiaries Nationally through AmeriHealth Mercy

Two of the nation's largest not-for-profit Blue health insurers, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM),...


Aug 04, 2011, 14:00 ET Independence Blue Cross Honors Future Nurses at Nurses for Tomorrow Event

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today celebrates the next generation of nurses with a recognition event...


Jul 20, 2011, 14:11 ET Independence Blue Cross Test Markets New Ways to Enhance Consumers' Health

 Independence Blue Cross, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is exploring new ways to enhance consumer health,...


Jul 18, 2011, 14:50 ET Independence Blue Cross Launches Free Healthy Steps Pedometer App for Exercise Enthusiasts

 People with active lifestyles are visiting the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace to download their free IBX Healthy Steps Pedometer...


Jul 06, 2011, 12:33 ET Independence Blue Cross and Abington Health Ink New Three-Year Agreement

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Abington Health announce that they have reached agreement on new three-year contracts that will include IBC's new...


Jun 13, 2011, 07:00 ET Independence Blue Cross Sponsors Garden at 20th & Market, Opening Today, 3 pm

An empty lot, rare in the center of Philadelphia's business district, has suddenly transformed from grass and weeds to 32,000 square feet of...


Jun 09, 2011, 16:30 ET Milestone Reached: IBC Physician Network Now Has 100 'Medical Homes'

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has reached a significant milestone with 100 primary care practices with more than 1,000 physicians now qualified as...


Apr 27, 2011, 14:18 ET 11,000 Join Independence Blue Cross in National Walk @ Lunch Day(SM) Celebration

Today, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) hosted more than 11,000 people in Philadelphia and around the region who walked at lunchtime to improve their...


Apr 25, 2011, 16:53 ET Unused and Expired Prescription Drugs Pose Safety Threats

In a nationwide effort to clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, Independence Blue Cross is...


Apr 05, 2011, 15:45 ET Independence Blue Cross Introduces BlueExtra—New Supplemental Dental, Vision, And Hearing Benefits

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today introduced BlueExtra(SM), new supplemental health coverage that includes dental, vision, and hearing aid...


Mar 23, 2011, 15:00 ET It's Tax Time: IBC Helps Small Employers Determine Their Health Insurance Tax Credit

Being a small business owner has its own special challenges, and none more important than deciding which health plan to offer employees. The Blue...


Mar 22, 2011, 12:07 ET Independence Blue Cross Marks Diabetes Alert Day - Take One Minute, Find Out if You Are at Risk

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) joins the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to spread the word that today is Diabetes Alert Day and challenge area...


Mar 03, 2011, 14:57 ET Independence Blue Cross Agreement with Holy Redeemer Health System Features Innovative Incentive Program

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Holy Redeemer Health System announce they have renewed their relationship by signing a three-year contract that...


Feb 22, 2011, 15:00 ET Sold Out in Five Days! IBC Sponsors Popular Blue Cross Broad Street Run for 15th Straight Year

Still in winter's grip, the last thing most people can imagine is a warm sunny morning and running 10 miles down Broad Street. But that didn't stop...


Dec 15, 2010, 16:52 ET Daniel Hilferty Becomes Independence Blue Cross President and CEO

Daniel J. Hilferty today succeeds Joseph A. Frick as president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (IBC). Hilferty, 54, has...


Dec 14, 2010, 16:59 ET Independence Blue Cross Launches Healthy Steps Program

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announces the launch of its Healthy Steps social media initiative today. The multi-phase program is designed to help...


Nov 09, 2010, 15:50 ET Independence Blue Cross and Jefferson Health System Reach Early Agreement on New Contracts

In a shared commitment to improving the quality and affordability of health care in southeastern Pennsylvania, the region's leading health insurer,...


Oct 12, 2010, 15:48 ET Independence Blue Cross Offers Members New Discounts Through Blue365®

Imagine having discounts to health-related products and services across the country. Independence Blue Cross announced today that its members now...


Sep 08, 2010, 15:28 ET Independence Blue Cross Unveils New Health Plan Options for Small Businesses

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced today its launch of 25 newly created health care plans for small businesses, called Blue Solutions®,...