Power of BlueIndependence Blue Cross—
National coverage, Philadelphia roots

Independence serves members coast to coast

Independence currently serves national employers headquartered in the Philadelphia five-county region, with members located all across the country. 
Members by state:
  • 1-4,999
  • 5,000-19,999
  • 20,000 +

Making health care work better for you

If you’re like many organizations, your health care coverage dollars are your second largest expense after payroll — and your employees are taking on an increasing share of this burden. We understand the health care coverage challenges you face because we’re right there with you. Blue plan employees live, work, and play in the same communities as your employees across the country. We sit in the same waiting rooms. This gives us a unique perspective on the local nuances of health care.

Collectively, the independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans have the largest number of participating providers in the country and are unsurpassed in their ability to cover members wherever they are. But network strength and coverage are only part of it. Blue plans have a powerful network of relationships with more members, employers, providers, and partners across the country and around the world. And we’re leveraging these relationships to improve how health care is delivered and to find new ways to make it more affordable.

A responsibility we are proud to embrace

But our responsibility doesn’t end there. Independence is devoted to shaping a healthier tomorrow for those in our local community and beyond. Here are just a few of the ways we’re doing our part.

Blue Cross® Broad Street Run

Independence is the title sponsor of the most popular ten-mile race in the country, which attracts tens of thousands of runners from across the country and around the world.


We’re proud to sponsor Indego, Philadelphia’s bike share system, providing an affordable and healthy form of public transportation for residents, commuters, and visitors from across the country and around the world. And we’re not alone in our support of a healthier, greener way to get around — Blue plans in other major U.S. cities also sponsor bike shares.

National Walk @ Lunch Day

Independence hosts the country’s largest National Walk @ Lunch Day event, an initiative spearheaded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to encourage employees everywhere to turn a working lunch into a walking lunch.

United Way

Every year, Independence runs a two-week campaign in which associates raise thousands of dollars and volunteer for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Blue Crew

With more than 2,000 volunteers, our year-round associate volunteer group donates thousands of hours of their time. We support more than 80 different regional and national projects, including the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, National Down Syndrome Society, and the Ronald McDonald House.

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