2013 Press Releases

Press Releases


Press releases for 2013

Dec 6, 2013: Celebrate the New Year at First Night Buffalo
25th annual drug-and alcohol-free event kicks-off New Year festivities downtown.

Oct 16, 2013: NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins speaks about diabetes prevention at Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Challenge Kick-Off
Students from several Buffalo public schools had the opportunity to meet NBA Hall-of-Fame basketball legend Dominique Wilkins at the Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Challenge 2013-14 kick-off event at Canisius College’s Koessler Athletic Center.

Aug 21, 2013: Independent Health to Introduce a Nutrition Benefit to Provide Its Members with Money-back Rewards for Buying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Independent Health is the first health plan in New York State to introduce a nutrition benefit as part of its health coverage that provides members with the opportunity to receive money-back rewards for buying fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jun 06, 2013: Independent Health Chief Medical Officer Thomas J. Foels, M.D., testifies before U.S. House of Representatives during hearing on reforming the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR)
Dr. Foels provides insight to members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health regarding local efforts to address the unsustainable trend of rising health care costs.

Jun 01, 2013: Record numbers celebrate the 25th Annual Kids Run at Delaware Park
More than 4,500 area families celebrated 25 years of the Independent Health Foundation’s Kids Run Saturday at Delaware Park.

May 09, 2013: Independent Health to Introduce Two New Tailored-Network Products July 1 to Provide Better Coordinated Patient Care and Lower Costs for Health Care Consumers in the New Retail Marketplace
Choice Plus to be offered in partnership with Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners; Prime Access being made available as part of The Primary Connection.

Apr 03, 2013:  Independent Health recognized as one of America’s Healthiest Companies
Independent Health has been recognized as one of America’s Healthiest Companies by the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA).

Mar 11, 2013:  For the fourth straight year J.D. Power and Associates ranked Independent Health highest health plan in New York/New Jersey Region
For the fourth 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 2013 U.S. Member Health Plan Study SM.

Feb 04, 2013:  Independent Health among Best Companies to Work for in New York State for sixth consecutive year
For the sixth consecutive year, Independent Health has been named one of the best companies to work for in New York State.

Jan 18, 2013:  Independent Health once again awarded NCQA’s Highest Accreditation Status of “Excellent”
For the 16th consecutive year, Independent Health has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) highest accreditation status of “Excellent” for its Commercial HMO/POS and Medicare lines of business.

Jan 11, 2013:  YMCA Cuts Ribbon on New Independent Health Family Branch YMCA
YMCA Buffalo Niagara cut the ribbon on its newest and largest facility, the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, at 6:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013.