Press Release

Independence Blue Cross reminds members to carry member card/ID during Hurricane Sandy

Philadelphia, PA - October 29, 2012 - As Hurricane Sandy bears down on our region, Independence Blue Cross encourages members who are evacuated or move from storm affected areas to take with them their IBC member cards and government-issued photo identification. This will ensure that any member can access medical care quickly and without confusion during the storm. Heavy rain, high winds, and possible flooding are expected through Tuesday, October 30.

Those who have been evacuated from their homes may not have access to their usual physicians and pharmacies. Any member who needs medical assistance is encouraged to seek help at the nearest medical facility and anyone experiencing an emergency is encouraged to call 911 immediately.

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania with 2.2 million members. With our affiliates, we have 3.1 million members nationwide. For nearly 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 providers for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we’re changing the game, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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