Spring 2018 Insight Employer Newsletter


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Supporting our members with diabetes through smartphone technology

As Independent Health continues to offer new ways to engage your employees in their health care, we’ve partnered with Brook, an innovative company that has developed a digital personal assistant to help those with chronic conditions better manage their health. The first chronic condition the Brook personal assistant addresses is diabetes.

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We provide many helpful online health engagement tools and resources

What your employees do in their daily life can make a big difference in how they feel. Using the tools and resources available at independenthealth.com can help them make informed decisions about their health and the preventive care services they need, and motivate them to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

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Exclusive member discounts available to your employees

Independent Health has teamed up with a variety of organizations and health care providers throughout the community to offer our members a wide range of special savings. Among the member discounts your employees are eligible for include:

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Serving up healthier menu items thanks to
Healthy Options program

For the past 14 years, the Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options Buffalo program has been assisting Western New Yorkers in making more informed decisions when dining out or at home as a way to address the high rates of stroke and heart disease prevalent in our region.

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Are your employees up for the Challenge?

Your employees are invited to participate in this spring’s Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge for the chance to win a $5,000 cash grand prize. This six-week, community-wide program features daily goals and challenges that can help people live a healthier lifestyle. The more participants do, the more points they’ll earn, and the greater their chance at winning Bills memorabilia, fitness trackers, and many other daily prizes, plus a $500 weekly cash prize. Individuals can join anytime, now through June 3, by visiting buffalobills.com/thechallenge. Make sure you let your employees know about this spring’s Health & Wellness Challenge!

Healthy community events and activities

Independent Health has partnered with a variety of local organizations to offer engaging community initiatives that promote healthy choices. From 8,000 people attending Fitness in the Parks classes last summer to 1.8 million calories burned and 47,386 miles traveled in 2017 through our Reddy bikeshare program, our community partnerships have provided Western New Yorkers with fun and easy ways to get active, eat right and take charge of their health. As if that’s not enough, many of these initiatives are free. A list of all the community programs and events Independent Health offers and supports is at independenthealth.com/events