Resolving to change your diet? This year, let your smartphone help
Every New Year’s Eve, many of us resolve to finally clean up our diets or lose weight…but are back to our old ways by March. Maybe the best way to keep good habits alive is to combine them with an existing habit: in my case, compulsive smartphone use. I recently test-drove three free diet-tracking apps so that I can hit the ground running on January 1….
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What’s the deal with deductibles?

While most health insurance plans are made of the same parts, each of those parts can have slightly different costs. And though it may not always be obvious, those slightly different costs can have a major impact on your family’s bottom line….
Learn how to stop emotional eating with these healthy holiday eating tips.
With holiday parties, family dinners, and happy hours, it can feel near impossible to find a balance when it comes to your health. But fear not, help is near! We spoke registered dietitian and certified personal trainer John Rickards with to give you some tips for healthy holiday eating and advice on how to survive the busy and ever-so-tempting holiday season….
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One of the best things about working at Independence Blue Cross is the multitude of opportunities we have to give back to our community as volunteers. Through our Blue Crew Corporate Volunteer Program — one of the most respected volunteer programs in the Philadelphia region — associates, their families, and retirees participate in diverse service projects that support more than 70 non-profit organizations and events….
The Gluten-Free Trend — Is it right for you?
Kale was cool, and quinoa quirky, but the biggest nutrition trend to reach supermarket shelves in recent history is gluten-free. Once just an ingredient in your morning cereal or favorite pasta, gluten has become a household name — and to many, a negative one. So why does gluten suddenly have a bad rap? Very often wheat products that contain gluten are also highly processed — think buttery crackers and frozen pizza….
Innovation Insights Series Sparks Discussion Around Great Ideas
When we opened the Center for Health Care Innovation at Independence Blue Cross in 2014, we wanted it to be a place where people could come to share and discuss great ideas. With this in mind, our Innovation Insights discussion series was born.

What is the Innovation Insights Discussion Series?

Every month, we invite top leaders and thinkers from our organization and the Philly community to the Center for Health Care Innovation to talk to our employees and guests about new business ideas and the latest industry developments….
Nurses play a critical and evolving role in health care delivery, and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (the Foundation) is leading the way for nurses pursuing teaching or clinical practice roles to educate the next generation of health care leaders. Through our Nurses for Tomorrow program, we’re proud to partner with 22 nursing schools in southeastern Pennsylvania and award more than $1.5 million annually in undergraduate,…
There aren’t a lot of things you can get for free these days, but a flu shot may be one of them. Many Independence Blue Cross health plans include coverage for seasonal flu shots.* Check our seasonal flu vaccine coverage chart for more information. If you’re still asking yourself “Should I get a flu shot?” here are three more reasons why you may want to consider getting vaccinated: You have better things to do with your time (and so does everyone else around you)….
Nowadays, people have a coach for every area of their lives. Financial planner, career mentor, personal trainer, life coach, etc. But what about your health? Sure, you visit your primary care provider for the occasional check-up or cold, but what about someone who sees your whole health and wellness picture? Someone who knows your chronic conditions,…

Human-Centered Innovation

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A ground-breaking concept we call Human-Centered Innovation is the foundation of problem-solving and decision-making that is driving Independence Blue Cross as we re-imagine health care. To create successful health care solutions, we asked those we insure, the group customers many of them work for and our business partners — hospitals, physicians and many others — the following: “How can we help our members stay well?” “How are our products working for you?” “How can we improve our services to better meet your needs?” Over the past year,…