2016 United Way Campaign Inspires Us to Give For a Better Community

September is a special time at Independence Blue Cross – it marks our annual two-week campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. This is a time when our associates co…

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10 Ways to “Get Unstuck” and Face Your Fears

Ready to get unstuck?
Have you ever felt like you’re living in the film Groundhog Day, with one day just running on repeat? At some point, we’ve all felt like we’re getting nowhere. It’s usually a si…

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Special Enrollment Period (SEP): Your top questions answered

Open enrollment comes every fall, but you could lose coverage, add a new member to your family, or move at any time of year. What happens then? Read on for some answers about applying for health insurance outside of the open enrollment period.

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Independence Volunteers Open a New Chapter at the Sheppard School

I grew up in Philly and was educated in the Philadelphia public school system, from pre-K all the way up through graduating from Mastbaum High School (Go Panthers!). I have great memories of classes, teachers, field trips, and lifelong friendships — so saying “Yes” when I had the chance to help at Sheppard Elementary was a no-brainer.

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The Road to Wellness: Physical Well-Being

When you think of your overall well-being, you traditionally think of your physical well-being. And for good reason — if you’re suffering physically, it’s hard to focus on anything else.

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Are You Facing Your Fears?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? We often don’t try the very thing we dream of doing because our fears and anxiety get in our way — the fear of failure, humiliation, or imperfection. Even the fear of success can stop us in our tracks. There is a beautiful quote,…
Independence Blue Cross associates are happy to participate in our United Way Campaign.
September is a special time at Independence Blue Cross – it marks our annual two-week campaign for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. This is a time when our associates come together to positively impact our community by pledging their financial support and volunteering their time to help those who need it most….
Now is the perfect time to ride with the Indego Bike Share.
What’s not to like about riding a bike? Two-wheeling is a fun and low-impact way to burn calories, and it’s more popular than ever in Philadelphia thanks to Indego bike share. After Indego launched in spring 2015, there were more than 500,000 rides in the first year alone, and the number continues to grow! There are plenty of reasons to ride throughout the city,…
Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Hellen Furlow.
Helen is pictured at the far left, volunteering at the Cozen PAL Prom Boutique.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Helen Furlow

Helen Furlow, Senior administrative assistant Years at Independence Blue Cross: 9 When did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? I believe my first Blue Crew event was volunteering for Philly Reads in 2008. What organizations and/or service products do you support with the Blue Crew?…
Get unstuck and face your fears!

Ready to get unstuck?

Have you ever felt like you’re living in the film Groundhog Day, with one day just running on repeat? At some point, we’ve all felt like we’re getting nowhere. It’s usually a sign that we are feeling stuck, living our life in our comfort zone where we do the same things,…
Fearless First
Sometimes, we get stuck. No matter who you are, or what you’ve accomplished, we can forget how to tap into our best, most courageous, fearless selves. I’ve personally felt stuck in my life, and I’ve faced cancer twice. I know how it feels to lose your way. I also know the rush of pulling yourself out of that place….
Special Enrollment Period -
Open enrollment comes every fall, but you could lose coverage, add a new member to your family, or move at any time of year. What happens then? We get a lot of questions about this. The answer is applying during a special enrollment period. Read on for some answers about applying for health insurance outside of the open enrollment period….
Advance care planning (otherwise known as an advance directive) is crucial to ensuring that you'll receive the quality of care you desire as you grow older.
My “baby” turned 25 today. He lives in Los Angeles and is all grown up, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t celebrate his birth. In fact, as my children have left the nest and we don’t spend as much time actively celebrating birthdays with family and friends, I now use this time to reflect on them — the pregnancies,…
The IBX Human-centered design innovation toolkit
We are really excited to share our new innovation toolkit! It is another way Independence Blue Cross is helping organizations address their unique business challenges using the core principles of Human-Centered InnovationSM — our launch pad and process for pioneering new ideas to change the way health care is designed, delivered, and experienced via human-centered design….
Sheppard Elementary
I grew up in Philly and was educated in the Philadelphia public school system, from pre-K all the way up through graduating from Mastbaum High School (Go Panthers!). I have great memories of classes, teachers, field trips, and lifelong friendships — so saying “Yes” when I had the chance to help at Sheppard Elementary was a no-brainer….
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