Press Release

Independence Blue Cross offers additional health plan enrollment opportunities in the community

Extends enrollment site and phone hours

Philadelphia, PA - April 2, 2014 - Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is extending its community outreach efforts in order to ensure that consumers in the region have every opportunity to enroll in a health plan that meets their needs before the new mid-April deadline. For consumers who tried but were not able to finish their application before March 31, from April 1–4, the company will once again be set up at multiple locations throughout the region with computers, licensed sales agents, and answers to the most vital health plan questions in order to help local residents get enrolled in health plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, IBC’s toll-free telesales phone line will be open for extended hours.

Consumers should bring the following items for all family members they wish to enroll:

  • Social Security Numbers (or documented numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance);
  • address information;
  • birth dates;
  • information on tobacco use;
  • income information (paystubs or W-2 Forms, Wage and Tax Statements);
  • employer information, including employer name, address, and phone number;
  • policy numbers for any current health insurance plans; and
  • information from employer about any available job-related health insurance.

ENROLLMENT CENTER IN THE LOBBY OF 1901 MARKET

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 1 – Friday, April 4
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:

IBC headquarters, 1901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHAT:

IBC licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families.

 

BALA CYNWYD SHOPPING CENTER

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 2 – Friday, April 4
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:

Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center, 175 E City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

WHAT:

The Independence Express, IBC’s fully-equipped mobile education and retail sales center installed in a large tractor-trailer, will have licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families. The Independence Express is ADA accessible and internet-enabled.

 

TELESALES CENTER – 1-855-ibx4you (1-855-429-4968)

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 1 – Friday, April 4
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:

1-855-ibx4you (1-855-429-4968)

WHAT:

IBC licensed sales agents on hand to answer questions and help consumers enroll in health coverage that is right for them and their families.

 

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 7.5 million people nationwide, including 2.2 million in the region. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we’re changing the game, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Media contact
Laura Hanes
Independence Blue Cross
215-910-0966 (Cell)

Kathleen Conlon
Independence Blue Cross
267-319-2399 (Cell)

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