Improving health coverage
Helping members maintain their best possible health is one of our company’s primary goals — and its success hinges on how effectively we actively engage members in their health. But developing the right mix of products, services, and programs and getting members to use them can be a challenge. That’s where IBX Opinions comes in. IBX Opinions is an online insights panel of over 2,200 people in our community who weigh-in on a variety of topics from the member experience,…
Personal health record
For years, my Dad kept a piece of paper the size of a credit card in his wallet with the names and numbers of his doctors and specialists. As he got older, the paper got longer, and over time, he added the names of his prescriptions on the back. Eventually, he laminated it. In theory, my dad’s wallet card worked as he intended,…
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We’ve all heard the saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” One way to increase your health care savings is by using a health savings account (HSA) to put money aside tax-free to pay for certain medical expenses.

What is an HSA?

An HSA is a type of savings account that lets you put money aside tax-free to pay for qualified out-of-pocket health care expenses — like copays and deductibles for doctor visits and prescription drugs….

Health and Growth in Philadelphia

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 by
Philadelphia health
Each morning that I commute into Philadelphia via the Platt Bridge, I am greeted by a stellar skyline view. It’s a visual reminder that this city is doing well for itself. There are 25 high-rises currently under construction throughout the downtown area, not to mention the many smaller builds and renovations that are kicking up dust….
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Independence Blue Cross health plan
Welcome, new members! We want you to be able to take advantage of your new health benefits, as well as your Independence member discounts and perks, as soon as possible. So here are three steps for getting started with your 2017 Independence health plan.

1. Register for the member website. is our secure online member website where you can view your health plan benefit details,…
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If you’re shopping for an individual health insurance plan for the first time, it may feel a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you think to compare health insurance plans, get a free health insurance quote, and enroll in a plan.

How can I find an affordable health insurance plan?

Many of the people who apply for health insurance will receive financial assistance from the federal government to help purchase a health plan….
patient-focused care
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with fellow Blue plan sales leaders from around the country to discuss the strengths the Blue system offers our customers. While we agreed on many, one stood out — our commitment to driving patient-focused care and improving the health care experience. By continuing to partner closely with doctors, hospitals,…
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Confused about the total cost of health coverage? We broke it down to five questions you can ask yourself to find the ideal plan for you.
Let’s face it: choosing a health insurance plan isn’t as simple as picking the plan with the lowest monthly rate. You may do this with car insurance or homeowners insurance – taking a gamble by choosing the cheapest plan and hoping you never have to use it. But health coverage is different. You should be using it,…
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….
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….