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Independence Blue Cross Takes Obamacare Education On The Road

IBX is going to visit tens of thousands of potential new customers in a custom-fit tractor-trailer packed with laptops, iPads, and health care experts who will break down all the features of the Affordable Care Act.

08/21/2013

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Local Groups Prepare Thousands of Care Packages For US Troops in Afghanistan

Joe Brooks, head of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ, says the boxes contained not only local products such as Tastykakes and Wawa coffee, but some more personal items.

07/10/2013

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Two Philadelphia Health Juggernauts Announce Research Partnership

Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross have announced a new cooperative agreement, allowing the two Philadelphia health care operatives to work together on health research issues.

06/28/2013

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Local Consortium Creates Health Business Startup Accelerator

A Philadelphia-based insurance company and two other local organizations want to help potential health care companies make it in Philadelphia.

12/11/2012

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Delaware County Conducts Health Outreach For Senior Citizens

Delaware County’s senior medical adviser is on the road these days, visiting communities and handing out free health prevention information.

10/24/2012

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Hundreds Volunteer in Philadelphia For Nationwide, Long-Term Cancer Study

Hundreds of people were signing up in center city Philadelphia to take part in a decades-long study on preventing cancer.

10/19/2012

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09/21/2012

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Independence Blue Cross Reacts To Health Care Ruling

Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty says they are happy that the country’s first step toward healthcare reform remains in tact, but there is a lot more work to be done.

06/28/2012

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Independence Blue Cross Puts Out Challenge To Entrepreneurs

Independence Blue Cross is joining several other organizations to reward those who can help improve health care.

06/08/2012

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Part 3: A New Landscape

“Health insurance is tricky and it’s confusing, so having the right, unbiased information is a key resource for consumers,” says Melissa Fox, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania’s Insurance Department.

05/31/2012

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City Controller Says Philadelphia Is Failing To Collect $$$ for Ambulance Services

City controller Alan Butkovitz says a review of ambulance billings by the city for 2011 shows it only collected $34 million of the $82.5 million it billed — about 42 percent.

05/09/2012

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AAA Becomes Marketing Partner For Philadelphia-Based Health Insurance Giant

Independence Blue Cross is the first out of the gate with its partnership with AAA Mid-Atlantic, giving AAA members in southeastern Pennsylvania access to health insurance plans and, exclusively, Health Advocate services.

05/02/2012

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Independence Blue Cross Announces It Will Lead Toys For Tots Campaign

Independence Blue Cross has announced it will lead the Toys for Tots campaign this holiday season. The corporation has set up a matching toy campaign which runs through December 21st.

12/15/2011

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Independence Blue Cross To Enter Medicaid Partnership With Blue Shield

Expecting major growth in Medicaid subscribers under health insurance reform, Independence Blue Cross has made a move to be a major player well beyond its traditional business boundaries.

08/10/2011

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Man Charged With Posing As Center City Chiropractor

The feds have charged a Northeast Philadelphia man with posing as a chiropractor and submitting more than $1 million in false health insurance claims.

07/27/2011

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