Hospitals choose IBC to administer benefits

Noble Health Alliance, a collaboration of Abington Health, Aria Health System, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Einstein Healthcare Network, selected Independence Blue Cross as the administrator for the self-insured medical benefits plans that cover 39,000 employees and dependents of the four health systems, Noble said.

Noble Health was founded last year to clinically integrate a network of 4,600 doctors and other health-care professionals, among other initiatives designed to help the systems be more efficient. The IBC contract takes effect Jan. 1.

- Harold Brubaker