Independence Blue Cross is a health insurer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Independence 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 10,000 people, the company offers a wide variety of health plans, including managed care, and traditional indemnity insurance. Its network of health care providers includes nearly 160 area hospitals and more than 42,000 physicians and other health care professionals.
Independence is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.