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Independence Salutes African-American History

By February 18, 2019December 31st, 2020Community Company Culture Featured
Headshot of Dan Hilferty smiling directly into the camera. He is a white man with blue eyes and white hair, wearing a blue suit jacket, white dress shirt, and grey patterned tie.

At Independence Blue Cross, we are committed to our mission of enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.

This commitment informs our engagement in the community – whether it’s bringing the Indego bike share program to neighborhoods, helping fans get free subway rides on SEPTA when the Eagles won the Super Bowl, or our Blue Crew volunteers supporting nearly 100 organizations with thousands of service hours, including the recent Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

At Independence, we embrace our special role in the community and the diversity of our customers and employees. Diversity and inclusion are important values for our entire workforce, which is more than 50 percent multicultural.

Throughout 2019, we will highlight diversity in the communities we serve. We are pleased to begin with Black History Month, sharing contributions by African Americans to our local and national health care industry.

In good health,
Dan written in script




Dan Hilferty

Daniel J. Hilferty is president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross, one of the nation’s leading health insurers. Since Mr. Hilferty became CEO in 2010, the number of people the company serves is more than 8.5 million in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Hilferty’s vision is to lead the transformation of health care in America, seeking innovative technologies and new models of care that will increase the quality and lower the cost of care. He is a sought after speaker on leadership, transforming health care, and the role of technology and big data, appearing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and other national media. Mr. Hilferty serves on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), is chairman of the BCBSA’s Health Policy and Advocacy Committee, and serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Mr. Hilferty earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Master of Public Administration degree from American University.