2011 Press Releases

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Press Releases for 2011

Dec 01, 2011: Celebrate the New Year at First Night Buffalo
23rd annual drug- and alcohol-free event kicks-off New Year festivities downtown.

Nov 22, 2011: Western New York Health Care Consumers to Receive Much-Needed Relief from the High Cost of Prescription Drugs
Western New York health care consumers can expect some much-needed relief from the high cost of prescription drugs when the cholesterol-lowering pill Lipitor, the highest-selling drug of all time, becomes available in generic form on Nov. 30.

Oct 28, 2011: Westminster Community Charter School hosts Good for the Neighborhood event
Diabetes awareness and prevention is the focus at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, (Nov. 1, 2011), at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo.

Oct 26, 2011: Local cheerleaders compete in annual Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge
Cheerleaders from throughout Western New York need you to cheer them on at the annual Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 152 Franklin St., Buffalo. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m

Oct 18, 2011: Seneca Nation of Indians selects Independent Health
Independent Health announced The Seneca Nation of Indians has selected Independent Health as its sole health plan beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Oct 10, 2011: Local consumer engagement in health care linked to understanding of health care reform efforts
Studies show more engagement in personal health care on the part of Western New Yorkers and underline need for collective responsibility to drive health care reform.

Oct 06, 2011: 300 students in a sea of red kick off the Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Challenge at Buffalo Zoo
Students participated in fitness dance and scavenger hunt to start fourth year of fitness initiative.

Oct 05, 2011: Consistent rates and quality benefits highlight Independent Health’s 2012 Medicare Advantage plan offerings
As part of its commitment to provide access to affordable, quality health care, Independent Health will be maintaining its current premium rates for four of its Medicare Advantage individual plans in 2012.

Sep 22, 2011: Independent Health releases report on efforts to combat diabetes in Western New York
Independent Health released a report today on the rising prevalence of diabetes nationally and locally, and detailed the positive results of the health plan's efforts to promote better diabetes care, management and prevention to improve care and reduce costs.

Click here to view full report: Combating an Epidemic and ‘Bending the Trend’ on Costs Associated with Diabetes.

Sep 21, 2011: NCQA names Independent Health one of the highest-ranked health insurance plans in the country
Independent Health is one of the highest-ranked health insurance plans in the nation for all lines of business, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012.

Aug 12, 2011: Independent Health Establishes a New Company named DxID to Improve Efficiencies and the Affordability of its Medicare Advantage Plans
Independent Health today announced it has established a new company named DxID to improve efficiencies and the affordability of its Medicare Advantage plans.

Jul 25, 2011: School supply giveaway at East Side Good for the Neighborhood event Free school supplies will be available at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave.

Jul 13, 2011: Taste of Buffalo’s new Fan Favorite Food award is a Healthy Option from Orazio’s Restaurant
A Healthy Option menu item from Orazio’s Restaurant in Clarence was chosen as the Taste of Buffalo Fan Favorite Food - a new award chosen by festival-goers who texted in their vote during the two-day festival.

Jul 08, 2011: Don’t miss the Healthy Options at this year’s Taste of Buffalo
Independent Health Foundation program remains integral part of popular food festival.

Jun 17, 2011: Top 10 schools receive Fitness for Kids Challenge prize for highest participation in annual wellness initiative
The Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Challenge had another successful year with 10 schools awarded a $1,000 cash prize toward wellness initiatives at their schools for having the highest participation levels

May 10, 2011: Independent Health joins national Partnership for Patients initiative
Independent Health has joined the “Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs,” a national health care initiative recently launched by Health and Human Services (HHS).

May 06, 2011: Independent Health is One of the Best Companies to Work for in New York
For the fourth consecutive year, Independent Health is one of the best companies to work for in New York State. 

May 04, 2011: Healthy living and summer safety is focus of Good for the Neighborhood event
Healthy living and summer safety is the focus of the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.

May 03, 2011: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo joins SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Network
The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Buffalo is recognizing the unique needs of older adults in the community by joining Independent Health’s network of SilverSneakers® Fitness Program locations.

May 02, 2011: Independent Health’s patient-centered medical home pilot practices have all achieved national recognition
The 18 primary care practices involved in Independent Health’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) pilot program have each achieved the highest recognition* by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Mar 23, 2011: Western New York Consumers and Employers Have an Unfavorable Opinion about U.S. Health Care Reform
Health care insurers remain a preferred channel for health care information and continue to be seen as the party most responsible for “fixing” health care