Dual Difference to be discontinued at end of year

Independent Health currently offers the Dual Difference Medicare Advantage HMO product in Erie and Niagara counties to Medicare beneficiaries who also qualify for Medicaid coverage.

Despite our wish to continue offering this plan, we will discontinue offering Dual Difference as of December 31, 2015.

Over the last year, Independent Health looked for ways to continue offering Dual Difference. Unfortunately, the product continued to present challenges, and we have had to make the difficult decision to discontinue offering this plan.

We will be working closely with our community partners and our members to help them find a plan that meets their needs.