About Independence Blue Cross

Stephen P. Fera Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and President, Government Markets

Steve Fera is executive vice president of Public Affairs and president of Government Markets at Independence Blue Cross (IBX). Over his 34-year career at IBX, he has led multiple lines of business, advised top leaders in government, and championed health equity and public-private collaboration. Mr. Fera brings a community-oriented approach to his work at the intersection of health care, public policy, and social impact.

Today, Mr. Fera has overall corporate responsibility for IBX’s nationally recognized and top-ranked Medicare Advantage plans as well as the company’s public affairs division. This includes leading government and community affairs, corporate giving, and IBX’s $140 million charitable foundation and its Institute for Health Equity. Through collaborative partnerships and innovative programs, Mr. Fera has worked to expand access to care and improve the lives of those in need.

Mr. Fera serves on several boards, including Vista Health Plan, Tandigm Health, Pennsylvania’s Chamber of Business and Industry, Public Affairs Council, and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey and Education Foundation.

Mr. Fera has been recognized for his outstanding service to the community with the Good Scout Award from the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America, and the Salvation Army Others Award. He was named to City & State PA’s 2024 Pennsylvania Power 100 list for being one of the most influential leaders in the state.

Mr. Fera has bachelor of science and master of business administration degrees in finance, both from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

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