2012 Press Releases

Press Releases


Press Releases for 2012

Dec 19, 2012: Students show off skills learned in new Soccer for Success program
Independent Health Foundation, U.S. Soccer Foundation finish first session of Soccer for Success program in underserved areas of Buffalo

Dec 03, 2012: Celebrate the New Year at First Night Buffalo
24th annual drug- and alcohol-free event kicks-off New Year festivities downtown

Nov 28, 2012: First graders help kick-off Fitness for Kids Challenge with new interactive Theatre of Youth play
The Hidden Sugar Project shows why it’s important to eat healthy.

Oct 10, 2012: Nova Healthcare Administrators, Inc. acquires line of business from Lawley Benefits Group
Nova Healthcare Administrators, Inc. recently reached an agreement with Lawley Benefits Group to purchase its reimbursement account administrative services line of business, which includes 108 clients and approximately 10,000 plan participants. The transaction was completed on October 3.

Oct 03, 2012: Catholic Health, Catholic Medical Partners and Independent Health Join Forces to Provide Western New York Employers the “First Choice” Product Offering, Effective Jan. 1, 2013
Catholic Health, Catholic Medical Partners and Independent Health are joining forces to offer both large- and small-group employers two new products designed to help achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

Sep 20, 2012: NCQA names Independent Health one of the highest-ranked health insurance plans in the country
Independent Health is again the only local plan with that designation for its Private, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business

Sep 06, 2012: Community physicians and Independent Health announce groundbreaking collaboration
Using patient-centered medical home principles as its foundation, a pioneering group of community physicians and Independent Health have launched a new approach to transform the delivery of health care.

Jul 19, 2012: Independent Health announces “Share Your Story. Win an iPad!” winner
Independent Health is pleased to congratulate Susan Zarrillo who was randomly selected as the winner of our 2012 “Share Your Story. Win an iPad!” drawing.

Jul 06, 2012: Don’t miss the Healthy Options at this year’s Taste of Buffalo
For sixth year, Independent Health Foundation program remains integral part of popular food festival.

Jun 28, 2012: Independent Health’s President and CEO Comments on Today’s Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act
Michael W. Cropp, M.D., president and CEO, Independent Health, responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today at a joint press conference with Catholic Health Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer James Dunlop at Sisters Hospital.

Jun 19, 2012: With the Supreme Court’s Ruling Pending, a New Poll Reveals Western New Yorkers are Concerned Eliminating the Individual Mandate Could Negatively Impact the Affordability of Health Care
With a ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the individual mandate expected this month, a new Independent Health poll indicates a majority of Western New Yorkers are concerned about how the Supreme Court’s decision might impact costs and the affordability of health care.

Jun 06, 2012: Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options program expands to include more restaurants, re-designed website and a new partnership with D’Avolio Olive Oils and Vinegars
Program designed to encourage restaurants to offer healthy options on menu and embrace healthier cooking to combat high obesity and diabetes rates in WNY.

May 21, 2012: Don’t miss the 24th Annual Kids Run at Delaware Park
Plans are underway for the 24th Annual Independent Health Foundation’s 2012 Kids Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Zoofari Courtyard at Delaware Park.

May 17, 2012: Independent Health First Local Health Plan to Launch Mobile App
Independent Health announced today that it has brought its nationally recognized customer service to the mobile world by launching MyIH, a mobile app that provides members with quick access to important information via their smartphones and other mobile devices.
May 02, 2012: U.S. Soccer Foundation Awards $300,000 Social Innovation Fund Sub-Grant to the Independent Health Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation recently awarded a $300,000 Social Innovation Fund Sub-Grant to the Independent Health Foundation to support the implementation of Soccer for Success, the Foundation’s free, after-school, sports-based youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and provides nutrition education and mentorship to children in at-risk communities.

Apr 27, 2012: Independent Health is One of the Best Companies to Work for in New York
For the fifth consecutive year, Independent Health is one of the best companies to work for in New York state.

Mar 13, 2012: For a third straight year J.D. Power and Associates ranks Independent Health highest health plan in New York/New Jersey Region
For the third consecutive year, Independent Health is the highest ranked health insurance plan in the New York/New Jersey region, according to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Member Health Plan StudySM.

Mar 07, 2012: Independent Health and Buffalo Museum of Science Announce 10-year partnership, opening of first interactive studio Explore YOU presented by Independent Health
Independent Health and the Buffalo Museum of Science on Wednesday announced a substantial and unique 10-year partnership, which included the unveiling of the museum’s new Health Sciences Studio: Explore YOU presented by Independent Health.