Daniel J. HilfertyPresident and CEO

Daniel J. Hilferty is president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), a leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania serving seven and a half million people nationwide, including 2.2 million in the region. Before being named CEO in 2010, he was president of health markets for IBC, overseeing sales, marketing, and subsidiary operations, including AmeriHealth Administrators, AmeriHealth New Jersey, FutureScripts, and CompServices.

Prior to joining IBC, Hilferty was president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Mercy (now AmeriHealth Caritas), one of the country’s largest Medicaid organizations, in which IBC is the majority shareholder, serving millions of beneficiaries in more than a dozen states through Medicaid managed care plans, administrative services, benefits management, behavioral health care, and other services.

Hilferty is known nationally as a leader in the publicly insured managed-care industry and as an advocate for health care access and quality. He has more than 25 years of experience in health care, government affairs, communications, and education, having worked in government affairs for Mercy Health System in Southeastern Pennsylvania and as executive director of PennPorts with the Office of Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey.

Deeply committed to our region, Hilferty lends his time and expertise to a number of organizations where he serves as a board member, including the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, the Irish Educational Development Foundation, J.J. White Inc., Drexel Neumann Academy, and Saint Joseph’s University.

Nationally, Hilferty serves on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association — a national federation of 37 independent and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for nearly one in three Americans. He is an active member of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee. Hilferty also serves on the board of directors for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a national association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans.

Hilferty holds a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University.