Where to get care when you’re pregnant

Finding out that you’re pregnant can be one of the most exciting moments of your life… before it sends you into a decision-making tailspin. When should you go public? Gender-neutral nursery color sche…

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Getting the most from your health plan benefits? That’s smart.

Time is something we all want more of, right? Save a few extra minutes in your busy day by signing up for IBX WireTM to get secure text messages delivered to your smartphone.

IBX Wire helps make it…

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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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The Risks and Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance

If you’re thinking of letting 2016 Open Enrollment slip by without applying for a health insurance plan, you may want to think again. Not having health insurance can be much more costly than enrolling in an affordable plan — even if you think you don’t need it. Accidents happen, and they can be costly You…

Over 50: Fitness Questions, Tips, & Tricks

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 by
Over 50: Fitness Questions, Tips, & Tricks

They say age is but a number. And we totally agree when it comes to your attitude toward life, your sense of adventure, and your excitement to try new things. But when it comes to your health and fitness — that number becomes important. Not only does your age determine certain screenings you should have,…

Hands Up

These are the most common questions we receive from our members, as well as some additional options to get help. If you don’t see your question below, our new virtual assistant can help you find what you need, and fast! Frequently-asked questions Using the member website – ibxpress.com Member ID cards Accessing care Enrolling in…

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…

deductible_info-graphic

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…

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