Benefit Partners

Through the power of the flock, we’re able to offer our members better benefits for lower premiums. Members choose plans from several options and set employee contribution levels themselves. We’ve partnered with the following organizations to administer our benefits programs and provide our members with exceptional service.

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Medical and Rx Benefits Administrator
Through Independence Blue Cross, our members have access to one of the largest nationwide medical networks and prescription drug coverage. A dedicated 12-person customer service Champion team provides streamlined support for our membership. 

Delta Dental

Dental Benefits Administrator

Delta Dental gives our members access to the largest network of dental providers nationwide.


Vision Benefits Administrator
All members enrolled in our medical plans receive vision coverage administered by VBA at no additional cost. VBA offers members access to more than 23,000 optometrists, ophthalmologists, and retailers.


Telemedicine Provider

All members enrolled in our medical plans have access to 24/7 telemedicine for medical and mental health services through Doctor On Demand’s U.S.-based, board-certified physicians and licensed psychologists, therapists, and medical experts.


Fertility and Family-forming Benefits
Members and their partners get access to $10,000 on eligible expenses for expanded fertility and family-forming benefits, such as egg/sperm freezing, IVF, adoption, or surrogacy through Maven Wallet.



Group life and disability insurance provider
Unum, a top-ranked industry leader, provides our members with group life and disability insurance benefit options.

Benefit Administration Software

All member schools receive access—at no cost—to a sophisticated and intuitive benefit administration platform for online benefit shopping, enrollment, billing, compliance, and COBRA management.

Don’t miss these other innovative benefits included with membership through Independence!

  • Achieve Well Being | a program that rewards members who complete 5 healthy tasks a year with a $200 gift card
  • Better Health Partners | health management support from a dedicated registered nurse health coach
  • Propeller | proactive asthma and COPD support
  • Livongo | diabetes and hypertension management 
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Emotional Well-Being Tools
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Smoking Cessation Support
  • Mental Health Essentials Webinars | facilitated by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • And More!


Medical and Rx Benefits Administrator
Through Highmark, our members in central, western, and northeast Pennsylvania have access to nationwide medical networks and prescription drug coverage. Express Scripts is the pharmacy benefit manager for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. 


Employee Benefits Consulting
A local leader in the employee benefits consultant market, Conner, Strong & Buckelew supports every member school and covered participant with any issues related to claims, billing, enrollment, service, or support.