Innovative leadership and the path to better health care

We don’t just use the term innovation — we live it. Championing health care innovation allows us to continue to enhance the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve.

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Blue Crew Volunteer Close-up: Marshell Vicks


“I love giving back to others. There are so many people and organizations that need help. It gives me a sense of importance and pride knowing I helped someone or some group to reach their goals.”

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The Road to Wellness: Physical Well-being

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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Open Enrollment for 2017 Health Insurance Is Here!

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.

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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….
Make sure your children are healthy when they go back to school by following our back-to-school health checklist.
Kids are going back to school, which means that parents have some homework to do: how do you get the care that will help your children thrive this year? If you are enrolled in a health insurance plan through Independence Blue Cross, your dependents will enjoy the same coverage. And thanks to the Affordable Care Act,…
Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, allows you to communicate with a doctor quickly and efficiently.

Could telemedicine change your approach to healthcare?

It’s 11 p.m., and you are woken by the sound of crying. A peek into your son’s bedroom confirms your fears: he’s sitting up in bed, holding his ear, and in tears. You’ve been here before — this isn’t the first ear infection he’s faced. You know the quickest path to a painless night and quality sleep is a prescription,…
IBX associates volunteering at Turning Points for Children.
Michelle Histand is pictured 4th from the left with IBX associates volunteering at Turning Points for Children.

Why do IBX Associates Volunteer?

Sometimes the hardest part of volunteering is getting started. We keep waiting until we have more time, until we find the right organization, until we figure out how we can help. But volunteering is easier and more rewarding than you think….

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,…
Blue Crew Volunteer Carol Dunleavy was acknowledged for all of her hard work and efforts with the Blue Crew.
Blue Crew volunteer Carol is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Carol Dunleavy

Carol Dunleavy, Senior employee relations specialist Years at Independence Blue Cross: 4 How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer? A few months after I joined Independence, I joined the Blue Crew efforts….
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,…