Steve Fera is senior vice president of public affairs at Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, Mr. Fera leads federal and state government affairs, the Independence Political Action Committee, and community affairs areas. He also oversees the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, a $70 million charitable organization. The IBC Foundation aims to further Independence’s community leadership by leading sustainable solutions to improving the health and wellness of our neighborhoods that can be replicated on a national scale.
Since joining Independence in 1990, Mr. Fera has held executive level positions responsible for Medicare Products, CHIP, and other products assisting the low-income and uninsured. Additionally, he has led the development of key community programs.
He is a member of the Public Affairs Council Board of Directors, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) Board, and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Board.
Mr. Fera is also a Fellow with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and graduate of its Executive Leadership Program.
He has a bachelor of science and master of business administration degrees in finance, both from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
If you ask anyone what makes Independence Blue Cross a great place to work, chances are they’ll say it’s the people. And, I proudly second that sentiment — our associates make this place pretty special.
For more than 80 years, our associates have been here for our members, customers, and community. They’re dedicated to living our mission of enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve....
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Independence Blue Cross, we were proud to hold our first annual Blue Crew Community Impact Day in June. Community Impact Day exemplifies our company’s mission — to enhance the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.
Community Impact Day Highlights
Service projects for Community Impact Day were organized by the Blue Crew,...
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....