Start your 2017 Independence Blue Cross health plan

Take advantage of your new health benefits, as well as your member discounts! Here are three steps for getting started with your 2017 Independence health plan.

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The Key to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions? Start Small.

A new year brings another chance to hit the reset button. When you’re making your own resolutions, think about the small steps you can take to help you keep them.

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Are you eating too much sodium?

Nine out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium. Registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Janelle Eligon-Ketchum explains how to pay better attention to the foods you’re eating.

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Are you eating too much sodium?
Jefferson innovation parternship
Philly’s NextFab makerspace used the Independence Blue Cross logo for a 3-D printing demo during a recent Jefferson Health Speakers Series at our Center for Health Care Innovation. Philadelphia is widely recognized as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Jefferson Health — two organizations with long-standing traditions of leading change in our region — have forged a strategic relationship to reinvent health care access and delivery by helping to create solutions to some of the industry’s biggest challenges….
IBX innovation director Michelle Histand walks workshop challenge participants through the process of putting people first when they’re problem-solving. Cross your arms. Now try crossing them the opposite way. Feels strange, doesn’t it? Try it a few more times, and it won’t feel as strange. To be innovative, you have to practice getting comfortable doing uncomfortable things….
Independence Blue Cross health plan
Welcome, new members! We want you to be able to take advantage of your new health benefits, as well as your Independence member discounts and perks, as soon as possible. So here are three steps for getting started with your 2017 Independence health plan.

1. Register for the member website.

ibxpress.com is our secure online member website where you can view your health plan benefit details,…
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They say New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken. Maybe that’s because we focus too much on a specific goal, like losing ten pounds, instead of the small steps we need to take to reach it. A new year brings another chance to hit the reset button and make small changes that can add up to big improvements in our well-being….
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If you’re shopping for an individual health insurance plan for the first time, it may feel a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you think to compare health insurance plans, get a free health insurance quote, and enroll in a plan.

How can I find an affordable health insurance plan?

Many of the people who apply for health insurance will receive financial assistance from the federal government to help purchase a health plan….
patient-focused care
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with fellow Blue plan sales leaders from around the country to discuss the strengths the Blue system offers our customers. While we agreed on many, one stood out — our commitment to driving patient-focused care and improving the health care experience. By continuing to partner closely with doctors, hospitals,…

Are you eating too much sodium?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 by
Are you eating too much sodium?
If you’re a self-diagnosed sugar addict like me, I have bad news for you. You’re probably a salt addict too. You may be wondering how this is possible, especially if you always choose sweet over salty. But the fact is, 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium. That’s why I spoke with registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Janelle Eligon-Ketchum of Nutrition Unlimited….
Healthy sleep habits can help you avoid serious health issues including heart disease and stroke.
Let’s face it, sleep is often the first thing to go when you find yourself over-scheduled and staring at a mile-long to-do list. There will always be more emails to answer, lunches to pack, or laundry to do. And since the rest of your day is accounted for, sleep seems like the one area you can cut into without consequence….

Should you go vegan?

Monday, 28 November 2016 by
Thinking of starting a plant-based diet? We asked a registered dietician how to go vegan the healthy way.
There are certainly plenty of reasons to go vegan. But is it the best choice for you? We asked John Rickards, a local registered dietitian and personal trainer, why you should — or shouldn’t — go vegan, how to make it last, and what his secret ingredient is for whipping up vegan baked goods.

Can a vegan diet be healthy?

Confused about the total cost of health coverage? We broke it down to five questions you can ask yourself to find the ideal plan for you.
Let’s face it: choosing a health insurance plan isn’t as simple as picking the plan with the lowest monthly rate. You may do this with car insurance or homeowners insurance – taking a gamble by choosing the cheapest plan and hoping you never have to use it. But health coverage is different. You should be using it,…
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