Independence Blue Cross

Senior citizen on the phone
Dobrila Vignjevic
Lynne Adkins
June 07, 2020 - 5:30 pm
It has been easy for older people to feel lonely and isolated during the pandemic, but workers at a Pennsylvania insurance company have found a way to reach out to keep older customers connected. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Steve Tawa
March 25, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The co-founder and executives of Liberation Way, a Bucks County-based drug treatment center, have been charged in an alleged scheme that "profited off the addiction of others." Following a grand jury investigation, 11 people and nine businesses face state and federal...
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Lynne Adkins
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Certain seniors who are just out of the hospital will be getting free food as part of their medical insurance. Independence Blue Cross is teaming up with MANNA to deliver free, healthy food to some seniors who have just come out of the hospital. Independence medical...
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December 12, 2018 - 5:08 pm
Business leaders and influencers in the Philadelphia area are asked to join KYW Newsradio for an in-depth discussion on some of the most pressing issues facing the Philadelphia region and the nation in 2019. Our panel of KYW Newsradio subject matter experts will share their insights on what to...
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Stethoscope with laptop computer
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Tim Jimenez
September 18, 2018 - 8:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Independence Blue Cross is telling thousands of customers that some of their personal information ended up online for the public to see. IBC says names, birth dates, doctor information and other bits of information used to process claims was posted on a website from...
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Pat Toddy
August 08, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The region's largest private health insurer is widening its efforts to combat the expanding opioid epidemic. Independence Blue Cross will be issuing a new requirement to reduce the amount of patients who take OxyContin or oxycodone extended-release tablets. The switch...
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Hadas Kuznits
July 13, 2018 - 6:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New guidelines for prescribing painkillers to certain patients could be helping to decrease overdoses related to the country's opioid epidemic. Virginia Calega with Independence Blue Cross says since 2014, the insurer has reevaluated how their doctors prescribe...
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Doctor checking blood pressure of the patient
Dreamstime
April 18, 2018 - 5:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports Are Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- We know that breastfeeding is helpful for bonding with the infant and it also helps with building immunity. Now a new report finds that breastfeeding may...
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