Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is a health insurer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. IBC is the largest health insurer in the Philadelphia area, serving more than two million people in the region and seven million nationwide. Employing more than 7,000 people, the company offers a wide variety of health plans, including managed care, traditional indemnity insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Its network of health care providers includes nearly 160 area hospitals and more than 42,000 physicians and other health care professionals. IBC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.