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Independence Blue Cross Congratulates the 2013 Healthiest Employers

Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes fifteen IBC customers

Philadelphia, PA - June 28, 2013 - Independence Blue Cross (IBC) congratulates fifteen of its customers for receiving the Philadelphia Business Journal 2013 Healthiest Employers Award, which recognizes Greater Philadelphia organizations committed to creating a healthy workplace. Ten of the fifteen IBC customers are also part of the IBC Wellness Partners® Program, a worksite-based, targeted outreach program designed to help companies encourage their employees to adopt healthier behaviors.

IBC’s winning customers include (customers who are also IBC Wellness Partners are designated with an asterisk and customers who are National Alliance Wellness Partners are designated with a double asterisk):

  • American Heritage Federal Credit Union*
  • Cardone Industries
  • Cozen O’Connor*
  • De Lage Landen Financial Services**
  • Drexel University*
  • Health Advocate, Inc.
  • Kistler Tiffany Benefits
  • O’Donnell & Naccarato, Inc.
  • Pennrose Management Company*
  • Philadelphia Gas Works*
  • QVC*
  • The Kendal Corporation*
  • The University of Pennsylvania Health System*
  • Tyndale Company*
  • Villanova University*

“We are thrilled to extend our congratulations to IBC’s customers and wellness partners who received the Healthiest Employers Award,” said Linda Taylor, IBC’s senior vice president and chief sales executive. “As a company whose mission it is to enhance the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve, we encourage employers to participate in our worksite wellness program today to build a healthier workforce tomorrow.”

The Philadelphia Business Journal partnered for the third year with Healthiest Employers of Indianapolis, an independent research firm, to identify local companies with winning wellness strategies. The companies’ employee wellness programming is measured in six key categories:

  • Culture and Leadership Commitment
  • Foundational Components
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Programming and Interventions
  • Reporting and Analysis

About Independence Blue Cross 
Proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013, Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania serving more than seven million people nationwide, including 2.2 million in the region. We are 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 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.

Kathleen Conlon
267-319-2399 (mobile)

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