Independent Health Employees Raised

Independent Health Employees Raised More Than $2,500 for Earthquake in Nepal

Independent Health Conducted a Dress Down Day to Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 6, 2015) – Last week, Independent Health conducted a dress down day and raised more than $2,500 to support the people in Nepal who were affected by the earthquake. Employees contributed $2 or more for the opportunity to dress down at work. On April 25, Nepal’s worst earthquake in 80 years struck, leaving thousands in a state of despair without basic necessities and access to clean water.

A group of Independent Health employees, some who are from Nepal, helped coordinate the dress down day. The group presented a check to the Buffalo American Red Cross Chapter. The money raised will go toward the global Red Cross response to the earthquake and the funds will be used to distribute relief items and ensure access to clean water.

Independent Health’s dress down program allows employees to make a charitable contribution in exchange for the privilege of dressing down for work. The year-round, employee-driven program is voluntary and has resulted in substantial support for numerous charitable organizations in our community. In 2014, Independent Health employees raised more than $125,000 for local charities.

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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