Best Companies to Work for in New York

Independent Health honored as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 24, 2015) – Independent Health has been named one of the best companies to work for in New York State for the eighth consecutive year.

Independent Health, which ranked 22nd among 34 finalists in the large-size company category, was honored at an awards dinner on April 21 in Albany. Independent Health is one of just four companies from across the state to be named a finalist for eight years in a row. The Best Companies to Work for in New York State program, presented by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, in conjunction with Best Companies Group, Journal Multimedia Corporation and the Business Council of New York State, motivates employers to focus on moving their workplace towards excellence.

"Independent Health is honored to again be one of the best companies to work for in New York State," said Patricia Clabeaux, senior vice president of human resources and organizational development, Independent Health. "We continuously strive to support learning, development and a positive, collaborative culture for our employees, which helps us deliver the best experience and outstanding service to all of our customers."

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The final rankings were based on a company evaluation and employee survey.

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Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 375,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being. Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans and health savings accounts, plus coverage for self-funded employers. Our subsidiaries and affiliate companies include pharmacy benefit management, specialty pharmacy and the Independent Health Foundation.

The company has been recognized nationally for its award winning customer service, dedication to quality health care and unmatched relationships with physicians and providers. To learn more, go to