Independent Health's Nutrition Benefit

We understand that achieving good health and well-being takes some effort. From finding the time to exercise, to incorporating healthy food choices, leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy. That’s why we’re designing a variety of PathwaysSM that will help make it easier to take charge of your health.

Your Pathway to Better Nutrition

Our Nutrition benefit offers you the opportunity to get money-back rewards on fresh fruits and vegetables!* The best part: it's included as a wellness benefit option within many of our individual and small group market products, and is often available on large group health plans. Exclusively from Independent Health, this unique benefit will make it easier for you to incorporate healthy food choices into your life, and save money while doing so.

How It Works

Once you have enrolled in an Independent Health plan that offers the nutrition benefit and registered for the benefits online, simply present your TOPS BonusPlus® or BonusCard every time you check out. For every $2 you spend on fresh produce with each transaction, you’ll receive $1 credit toward a quarterly rewards card.* Your Nutrition Rewards will be printed at the bottom of every receipt. If at the end of a calendar quarter, Nutrition Rewards Cardyou’ve earned at least $15 in Independent Health's Nutrition Rewards, we’ll mail you a rewards card to use on future in-store grocery purchases at TOPS (excluding tobacco products). If you do not meet the $15 minimum, your Nutrition Rewards will carry over until the next reward cycle or the end of your plan year.

How To Register

On or after the plan effective date, the plan subscriberHelp will need to:

  1. Register or log in as an Independent Health member.

  2. Provide us with your Tops BonusPlus® or BonusCard  number upon log in (you will be prompted on screen).

  3. Complete a FitWorks® Well-Being Assessment (Note: Your covered spouse will also need to take a Well-Being Assessment if they are on this health plan.)

What's Next?

  • Within 10 days, you can expect an e-mail from us confirming that you are all set with TOPS to start earning points on eligibleHelp purchases. NOTE: If the information provided to TOPS doesn’t match their BonusPlus® information, we’ll email you with instructions on what to do to make sure you’re eligible to earn rewards.
  • You’ll know you’re registered when you see "INDEPENDENT HEALTH NUTRITION REWARDS" on the bottom of your TOPS receipt.TOPS Receipt
  • Visit and log in to your TOPS account to check your reward status or download the BonusPlus® app on your mobile device. (If you have not registered your BonusPlus® or BonusCard on the TOPS website, you’ll need to do so to log in.)
  • If you have questions regarding your plan benefits, contact Member Services at (716) 631-8701 or 1-800-501-3439 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. If you have questions regarding your reward credits, please contact TOPS Customer Service at 1-800-522-2522.

*Benefits vary by plan. Excludes Medicare Advantage plans. Your reward benefit level depends on the type of health plan you signed up for. An individual plan member can earn up to $500 annually. An Individual and Child(ren) plan, Individual and Spouse plan, and Family plan can earn up to $1,000 annually. $2 in fresh produce must be purchased in a single transaction. $2 in fresh produce spending is calculated after all store discounts have been subtracted for your order. Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables are excluded. Money back is in the form of store credit for future purchases. Rewards cards will expire 1 year after date of issuance. You can obtain reward card balance information by following the instructions on the back of the card.

Nutrition Benefit

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