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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Read on to learn more about Blue Crew Volunteer Marshell Vicks.
Blue Crew volunteer Marshell is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Marshell Vicks

Marshell Vicks, Lead Analyst Years at Independence Blue Cross: 28 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? I have been volunteering with the Blue Crew for the past ten years….
Simple dietary changes mean big health benefits

Simple dietary changes mean big health benefits

Food is a great source of pleasure, a shared cultural touchstone, and the center of many traditions. The good news is, enjoying food and eating healthy are not mutually exclusive; it’s possible to do both. When you make the right choices, your taste buds and your body will thank you….
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Important facts and helpful resources for dementia and Alzheimer’s caregivers from a geriatrician.

My first experience with Alzheimer’s care

I remember the first time I interviewed a patient with Alzheimer’s disease. I was still a medical student, a confident newbie, just learning the skills it takes to obtain a good medical history. I sat in the exam room with a lovely, immaculately-dressed, older woman who appeared to answer all my questions adequately….
Are you ready to sign up for health insurance? Learn how with our helpful guide.
Open Enrollment 2017 is here, and you’re ready to sign up for a health insurance plan — you may even have a health plan from Independence Blue Cross already picked out — but what else do you need to apply? We put together a handy checklist to make sure that you have everything you need when you sign up for health insurance for 2017….
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Community involvement is an integral part of the culture here at Independence Blue Cross. I have the privilege of serving as the executive sponsor for the Blue Crew, our corporate volunteer program that just celebrated its 15th anniversary. Our Blue Crew volunteers positively impact the greater Philadelphia community every day through their participation in community service projects….
Open Enrollment 2017 - are you ready to sign up for health insurance?
If you are shopping for an individual or family health plan, here are a few things you need to know to purchase affordable health insurance during Open Enrollment 2017.

When is Open Enrollment for 2017 Health Coverage?

Open Enrollment for 2017 health insurance plans starts on November 1, 2016, and ends January 31, 2017….
Learn more about how we compute the cost of health coverage.
For nearly 80 years, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has been committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. This commitment includes continuing to participate in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which is helping millions of people access the health care coverage they need. Every year, we offer consumers a range of health plans with a variety of prices to meet their needs and budget….
Recently a friend of mine invited me to an event: The Dance on the Falls Bridge. She had one spare ticket available, and was offering it at half price. My initial response was, “Oh, cool! I’ve never danced on a bridge with a band and people all dressed up with aerial artists swinging from the struts at the top of the bridge….
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?…