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?
Blue Crew Volunteer Kim Carter-James giving back to the community.
Blue Crew volunteer Kim Carter-James packing food boxes while volunteering at Share Food Program, Inc.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Kim Carter-James

Kim Carter-James, Business analyst Years at Independence Blue Cross: 16 When did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? My first Blue Crew event was the Blue Cross Broad Street Run — it was probably early on in my career with Independence….
Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Karlene Wint.
Blue Crew volunteer Karlene is pictured above at the 2016 Blue Crew Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Karlene Wint

Karlene Wint, Senior claims pay adjuster Years at Independence Blue Cross: 20 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? I can’t remember! What organizations and/or service projects do you support with the Blue Crew?…
Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Diane Rouse Marion
Blue Crew volunteer Diane is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Diane Rouse-Marion

Diane Rouse-Marion, Enrollment specialist Years at Independence Blue Cross: 20 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? My coworker, Karlene Wint, started me on doing volunteer work with the Blue Crew about 5 years ago….
We're honoring blue crew volunteer Debra Brown for all of her hard work with the Independence Blue Crew.
Blue Crew volunteer Debra is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Debra Brown

Debra Brown, Senior care management specialist Years at Independence Blue Cross: 15 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? I started volunteering with the Blue Crew in 2008….
Overcome your fears w/ this Fearless Firsts bucket list.
I started my year of firsts — my personal challenge to do something new every single day for a year in order to face my fears and start living a more full life — by making a list. Now it’s time for you to make one, too. Think of it like creating a bucket list of fears you want to face in the days,…
Have you recently had a big change in your life but you’re not sure if it means that you can enroll in a new health insurance plan? Check out this infographic to see if you have a qualifying life event that makes you eligible for a special enrollment period. It will also show you how to apply for a special enrollment period….
Blue crew volunteer Davetta Taylor is our spotlight focus.
Blue Crew Volunteer Davetta Taylor is pictured holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Davetta Taylor

Davetta Taylor, Senior care management assistant Years at Independence Blue Cross: 17 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? I learned about the Blue Crew volunteer program watching the slideshow that was presented at my 10th anniversary luncheon and have been an active volunteer since….
Isaiah was a participant in our high school internship program.
Isaiah Baptiste (right) spent three summers as a high school intern at Independence Blue Cross. He wrote this article to share his experiences.

Five Things I Learned From My Internship

High school internship opportunities are a chance for students like me to gain professional work experience. I started my first high school internship program at Independence Blue Cross back when I was 15 years old….
If your HR team lacks resources, an Employee Assistance Program could help!
Work-life balance, stress, and personal problems can affect a company’s workforce productivity. We’ve all been there. For HR professionals who are taking on more responsibilities than ever before, looking out for the emotional well-being of their employees is yet another challenge. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can take some of the heat off your HR team….
Blue Crew volunteer Matthew White pictured with his children after volunteering.
Blue Crew Volunteer Matthew White is pictured with his children at the Medal of Honor Grove clean-up.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Matthew White

Matthew White, Senior business systems analyst Years at Independence Blue Cross: 3 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? In 2014, I helped out with a United Way Day of Caring project….
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