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OCT 13, 2021

Exciting news about 2022 Medicare Star Ratings

After several years of consistently achieving a 4.5-Star Rating, Independent Health has earned the highest score a plan can receive from CMS for the first time ever.

OCT 5, 2021

Nominate your favorite charity for a $650 donation

Independent Health seeks submissions for its “Nominate Your Favorite Charity” program, which began Oct. 1 and runs through the completion of the Medicare annual enrollment season, Dec. 7. 

OCT 1, 2021

Medicare Open Enrollment Period to begin Oct. 15

Independent Health’s RedShirtsSM are ready to help Western New Yorkers find the best Medicare Advantage plan to fit their budget and health care needs for 2022.

Press Releases  Special Reports

Prescribers gain real-time benefit check

Oct 18, 2021

Prescribers gain real-time benefit check

Exciting news about 2022 Medicare Star Ratings

Oct 13, 2021

Exciting news about 2022 Medicare Star Ratings

Oct 8, 2021

Media statement regarding privacy event

As part of Independent Health’s safety and security protocols, we conduct regular extensive reviews.

Oct 5, 2021

Nominate your favorite charity to receive a donation

Independent Health seeks submissions for its “Nominate Your Favorite Charity” program, which began Oct. 1 and runs through the completion of the Medicare annual enrollment season, Dec. 7. Every two weeks, Independent Health will randomly select 13 local non-profit organizations to receive $650 each. This amounts to $42,000 for 65 non-profit charitable organizations.

Medicare Open Enrollment Period to begin Oct. 15

Oct 1, 2021

Medicare Open Enrollment Period to begin Oct. 15

Aug 13, 2021

Premium Rates Approved for 2022

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved Independent Health’s small group and individual plan premium rates for the 2022 plan year.

Jun 1, 2021

Recognized for Member Satisfaction

Building upon its long-standing reputation as one of the top health insurance plans for customer service and satisfaction in the nation, Independent Health has been named the second highest ranked health plan for member satisfaction in the New York region, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan StudySM.

May 25, 2021

Fitness in the Parks returns for the 10th season

Free yoga, Pilates, Zumba®, kickboxing and other fitness classes presented by Independent Health and the YMCA return to 18 outdoor locations throughout Western New York and online as Fitness in the Parks starts its 10th summer season on June 1.

May 24, 2021

Health Wellness Challenge

Grab your sneakers, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water because the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge is back! The latest round of the highly successful community-wide initiative will be held from May 24 through July 4.

May 20, 2021

Now Hiring 57 Full-Time Positions

Independent Health aims to fill 32 customer service representative positions and its affiliate company, Nova Healthcare Administrators, is hiring 25 care navigators, including several bilingual care navigators, in its customer service department. Independent Health and Nova are looking to fill these positions by late May or June.

Apr 2, 2021

Birthday Box donations

Tenth grade Buffalo Public School student members of the Independent Health Foundation’s Student Peer Advocate Program are seeking to support local children in need by encouraging donations to the Buffalo Birthday Box Initiative online.

Mar 15, 2021

Independent Health Giving Day for COVID-19 Relief

On Tuesday, March 16, Independent Health and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) will seek to mobilize community members for one day of giving to support UWBEC’s Join the Fight Fund. All donations made will support UWBEC’s efforts to respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild a more equitable, resilient Erie County in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 22, 2021

New Diabetes Prevention Program

As part of a key priority to address the rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Western New York, Independent Health is partnering with Brook – a leading digital health platform for chronic disease management – to offer a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program called Brook+. This structured, year-long lifestyle change program is now available as a covered benefit with a $0 member cost share under all of Independent Health’s fully insured, commercial plans.

Feb 18, 2021

Matched COVID-19 Relief Contribution

This marks the second match United Way has received from a corporate partner to support their Join the Fight fund. United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) announced today a matching grant of $100,000 from Independent Health to encourage contributions from individuals and companies across Erie County to UWBEC’s Join the Fight campaign. This is the second matching grant of $100,000 UWBEC has received from a corporate partner. The first was awarded by the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation.

Feb 17, 2021

Reddy Bikeshare Reports Increase in Sign-Ups

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health officials announced ridership results from the program’s 5th season, in which more people signed up to ride in 2020 than in the previous four seasons combined. Indicating significant growth in the popularity of biking in Western New York, sign-ups to the program increased by 222% from 2019 to 2020.

Jan 28, 2021

Health Wellness Challenge Surpasses Registrant Mark

More than 40,000 individuals have now registered for the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge. This exciting milestone was reached during the 13th round of the popular community program, which ran from October 19 through November 29.

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