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Daniel Hilferty  

Former President & Chief Executive Officer of Independence Blue Cross

Daniel J. Hilferty most recently served as the president and chief executive officer of Independence Health Group (Independence), parent of Independence Blue Cross, one of the nation’s leading health insurers. During his tenure as CEO (2010-2020), the company tripled in size, expanding through its affiliates and serving 8 million people across the country.

Mr. Hilferty’s vision for Independence was to lead the transformation of health care in the region, seeking innovative technologies and new models of care that would increase the quality and lower the cost of care. He led the creation of the Independence Blue Cross Center for Innovation; launched Tandigm Health, a unique venture that arms primary care physicians with the tools and data needed to better manage chronic conditions and deliver more personalized care; and established Quil, a joint venture with Comcast NBCUniversal dedicated to revolutionizing the consumer experience in health care. He has built business collaborations with world-renowned institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania to foster innovation in health care and partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and other leaders in health care to build dynamic health care companies, including AmeriHealth Caritas, one of the country’s largest Medicaid managed care companies.

Mr. Hilferty is a sought-after speaker on leadership, transforming health care, and the role of technology and big data. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other national media. He is among a select group of nonpartisan health care leaders called upon by government leaders for advice on health care reform.

Mr. Hilferty is a member of the boards of directors for Aqua America, where he is also the lead independent director, and FS Investment Corporation III. In 2015, he served as cochair on the executive leadership cabinet of the World Meeting of Families which brought Pope Francis to Philadelphia.

Mr. Hilferty earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Joan. The couple has five children and three grandchildren.

Speech Topics

  • Health
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Business

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