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…

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Preparing Young Women to Rule the Tech World

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 Tec…

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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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Knowing your health numbers can save your life

Date of birth, phone numbers, Social Security numbers — keeping these numbers top of mind can save you a lot of time. But when it comes to your health, knowing specific numbers may actually help save your life. What health numbers do I need to know? The basic numbers you need to know are your:…

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover

Friday, 05 February 2016 by
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View full infographic to learn about the proposed Nutrition Facts Label updates. Image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   Did you know that you’re probably consuming more than a recommended “serving size” when you eat? When the FDA created nutrition labels in 1993, serving sizes were based on food consumption data from…

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…

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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…

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