Watch Periscope coverage of BCBSR & Enter #FearlessFit Sweeps

The Blue Cross Broad Street Run (#BCBSR16) is on Sunday, May 1st and we’re inviting you to a behind-the-scenes look at the race activities. You’ll also get a chance to share your favorite #FearlessFit

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5 Questions about Kid-Friendly Meals, Diet & Nutrition

In theory, feeding kids a healthy diet should be easy. In theory, all it takes is three wholesome meals and two equally wholesome snacks a day.

But then there’s reality…and between theory and rea…

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The Road to Wellness: Creating Healthy Boundaries

How many browser tabs do you have open right now? I’ll go first. At any given time, I can have at least five tabs open: personal email, work email, the news, a cooking blog, a social media site (or tw…

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Human-Centered Innovation

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 suc…

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Independence Blue Cross supports the mission of TechGirlz in Philadelphia to inspire middle-school girls to become interested in technology careers.

Although more doors are opening for women pursuing technology careers, there’s still a lot we can do to get young women excited about opportunities available in this booming field. That’s where TechGirlz has stepped in. Through workshops and an entrepreneurial summer technology camp, this Philadelphia nonprofit is inspiring middle-school girls to be tomorrow’s tech leaders…

Can you save more on your 2016 health plan?

One of the defining features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that the federal government provides tax credits and health care subsidies to help cover the cost of health care for some people who purchase their own health insurance. Depending on how much money you make and how many people are in your family,…

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…

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View full infographic to learn all about deductibles.   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…

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…

Independence Blue Cross Blue Crew Volunteers at Back Pack-a-thon

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…

The Gluten-Free Trend — Is it right for you?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 by
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…

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…

Paradigms in Nursing Leadership

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…

3 Benefits of Getting a Flu Shot

Friday, 23 October 2015 by
Benefits of a flu shot

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?”…

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