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Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
1901 Market St
Philadelphia , PA   19103-1400   USA
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Business Focus:
HIP: Fee-For-Service (FFS)
HIP: Medicaid Health Plan
HIP: Medicare Advantage Plan
HIP: Point-of-Service (POS)
HIP: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Company Description:
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. Nationwide, IBC and its affiliates provide coverage to nearly 3.4 million people. For nearly 70 years, Independence Blue Cross has offered quality health care products and services tailored to meet the changing needs of members, employers, groups, and providers.

Independence Blue Cross's HMO and PPO health care plans recently received the highest ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In addition, in 2005, Independence Blue Cross's Personal Choice was rated the No. 1 PPO in the nation and its Keystone Health Plan East HMO plan was ranked the No. 1 HMO in the region by health care consumers in a leading independent consumer magazine.
Company Ownership:
Independence Blue Cross and Keystone Health Plan East are private not-for-profit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
Liz Williams
[Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer]
Nadina Fraimow Bronstein
[Public Relations Specialist]
Karen W. Burnham
[Corporate and Public Affairs]
Kathleen Conlon
[Public Relations Specialist]
Nadina Fraimow
[Public Relations Specialist]
Laura Hanes
[Communications Director]
Michelle Hunt
[Media Contact]
Elizabeth H. Sell
[Media Contact]
Ruth Stoolman
[Corporate and Public Affairs]
Judimarie Thomas
[Senior Director, External Affairs]
Lisa Yoon
[Marketing Communications Manager]
Ernesto Cruz
[Marketing Manager]
Karen Godlewski
[Media Contact]
Kristin Kisielius
[External Affairs]
Maria Pirro-Sheplock
[Marketing Manager]
Diana Quattrone
[Public Relations Manager]

Company Officials:
Daniel J. Hilferty
[Chief Executive Officer]
Anthony V. Coletta MD, MBA
[President of the Facilitated Health Networks]
Theresa Rooney
[Senior Director]
Victor Caraballo MD, MBA
[Senior Medical Director]
Richard L. Snyder MD
[Chief Medical Officer]
Anna Baldino
[Medical Director]
Daniel S. Bowerman DC, FACO
[Medical Director, Chiropractic]
Ron Brooks
[Senior Medical Director for Clinical Services]
Eric Estes
[Head of Pharmacy Services]
Gideon D. Hill MD
[Medical Director]
Dennis Hsieh MD
[Medical Director]
Donald Liss MD
[Senior Medical Director of Clinical Programs And Policy]
Ellen Riccobene
[Medical Director]
Paul N. Urick RPh
[Pharmacy Services]
Gregory E. Deavens
[Chief Financial Officer]
John C. Foos
[Chief Financial Officer]
Alan Krigstein
[Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer]
Lauren O'Brien
[Senior Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer]
Thomas F. Pappalardo
[Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer]
Brian Lobley
[Senior Vice President and President, Commercial and Consumer Markets]
R. Scott Post
[Vice President, Marketing Administration]
Jeff Powell
[National Sales Director]
Linda M. Taylor
[Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Executive]
Mark Dianno
[Senior Counsel]
Thomas Hutton
[SVP Government Affairs and Deputy General Counsel]
Lilton R. Taliaferro Jr.
[Vice President and Corporate Secretary]
Emily Zuzelo JD
[Deputy General Counsel]
Mark H. Campbell
[Senior Director of Enrollment Services]
Douglas Chaet
[SVP - Contracting & Provider Networks]
Cyd Gaskins MBA
[Senior Director - Network Operations]
Joan Jennerjahn
[Vice President of Provider Network Operations]
Dave Snyder
[Chief Information Security Leader]
Jeanie Heffernan
[SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer]
Yvette D. Bright
[Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer]
Christopher Cashman
[Senior VP, Corporate and Public Affairs]
John A. Daddis
[Senior VP, Managed Care and Operations]
Kathryn A Galarneau FSA, MAAA
[Senior Vice President, Actuarial and Underwriting]
Richard J. Neeson
[Executive Vice President and Chief Development & Innovation Officer]
Kimberly K. Siejak
[National Programs Executive]
Mike Sullivan
[Senior Vice President and President of Diversified Businesses]
Steven Udvarhelyi MD
[EVP for Health Services and Chief Strategy Officer]
Patrick Yung MBA
[Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Investing]
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Company News/Coverage:
Independence Blue Cross teams up with The Precisionists, Inc. to support employment of individuals with autism
Geoffrey Schwarz joins national sales team at Independence Blue Cross
Patrick Yung joins Independence Health Group as senior vice president of Corporate Development and Strategic Investing
Preventable Hospital Readmissions Cut by More Than 25 Percent Under Innovative Contract Between University of Pennsylvania Health System and Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross rolls out PreCheck MyScript tool to simplify prescription experience for patients and providers and lower out-of-pocket drug costs
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