If you’re looking for timely, relevant conversations about the most important topics in health, you’ve come to the right place. This is IBX: The Cover Story from Independence Blue Cross, a leading health insurance company. Health care is personal — so my guests and I are exploring how the big picture and the big issues affect our everyday lives and the well-being of those we care about.
Reflecting on Pride Month
Host Peter Panageas reflects on Pride month and discusses how businesses can better support LGBTQ+ employees and their families. His guests are James Startare, VP of Benefits at Aramark; Vince Poplaski, VP of Executive Compensation at Aramark and the Co-Chair of Aramark's PRIDE employee resource group; Miyumi Fair, Associate Knowledge Management Analyst at Independence Blue Cross and a member of the Independence PRIDE associate resource group; and Janine Brandolo, Manager of Benefits Administration & Wellness at Independence Blue Cross.
Celebrate Caring - Honoring Our Nation's Nurses
Every year National Nurses Month invites us to focus on the value of nursing, nurses, and their essential role in our community. This year, our celebration comes with a new level of perspective. Host Peter Panageas speaks with nurse guests about their roles and experiences. His guests are Michelle Jackson-Ware an Asthma Care Coordinator at CHOP, Bernadette Salopek a nurse at Journey Hospice, and Diana Lehman the director of our care management department at Independence Blue Cross.
COVID-19: How Will This Story End?
How and when will we achieve herd immunity and return to “normal” life after COVID-19? Host Peter Panageas asks his guests about variants, vaccines and the importance of maintaining safety precautions at this pivotal moment in the pandemic. Peter’s guests are Dr. Reetika Kumar, vice president of strategic clinical solutions and market medical executive at Independence; Peter Hotz, president & CEO of vybe urgent care; and Lorina Marshall-Blake, vice president of community affairs at Independence and president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation.
The post-pandemic office: What will it look like?
What will the post-pandemic workplace look like? Host Peter Panageas asks the experts about their plans and predictions. Peter’s guests are Jeanie Heffernan, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Independence Blue Cross and Caryn Noble, Vice President, Benefits at Tokio Marine Group, TMNA.
Talking Telemedicine: What’s good for the patient is also great for the caregiver
In this episode, Peter Panageas SVP & President Market of IBX and Dr. Ursina Teitelbaum of the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center talk about how COVID-19 has accelerated the use of telemedicine. Both share their personal experiences with Telemedicine from three perspectives: the patient, the caregiver, and the doctor. And both weigh in on whether or not we think telemedicine is here to stay. Get the show notes for this episode at insights.ibx.com.
Introducing IBX: The Cover Story
Wow-that’s the Dr we all want!
Such a great conversation & I’m definitely sharing with my 84 year old mother in law who was a little more than skeptical about telemedicine. ;)
Great first episode
Really digestible approach to important health care topics — and the perfect length!