2019

Dec 30, 2019

Thousands take part in the Health & Wellness Challenge

The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge continues to motivate Western New Yorkers to get active, eat right and take charge of their health. More than 33,000 individuals – including 2,930 new participants – were registered for the 11th Health & Wellness Challenge, which ran from October 21 through December 1.

Oct 17, 2019

Independent Health recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Independent Health has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage coverage in 2020. Independent Health is only one of two health plans in New York state to be included on the list, with the other being Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) in Albany.

Oct 10, 2019

East Aurora Good for the Neighborhood

The newest rural location for Good for the Neighborhood – free events throughout the City of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Akron, and Lackawanna where the Independent Health Foundation invests in underserved communities to help sustain healthy lifestyle changes – is in East Aurora at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Rd., where the first event is scheduled on Saturday, October 26 from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Sep 24, 2019

Buffalo Bills and Independent Health Renew Partnership

The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health renewed their commitment today to team up and tackle the region’s health challenges and promote better health and well-being for Western New Yorkers.

Sep 20, 2019

Among the nation’s highest-rated health plans

Independent Health is one of the highest-rated health insurance plans in the nation for clinical quality and member satisfaction, according to the 2019-2020 Private/Commercial Health Insurance Plan Ratings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, leading organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

Jul 19, 2019

Reddy Bikeshare Photo Scavenger Hunt

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health will honor the bikeshare program’s third full year in the City of Buffalo with a week-long celebration that will provide opportunities for members to get out and explore Buffalo by bike. Participants will have a chance at winning a free one-night hotel stay at The Westin Buffalo, one of Reddy Bikeshare’s station partners at Delaware and Chippewa in downtown Buffalo.

Jul 15, 2019

Health & Wellness Challenge has a milestone

The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills 10th Health & Wellness Challenge continues to inspire Western New Yorkers to become more engaged in their own health and well-being. More than 30,000 individuals – including 3,230 new participants – were registered for the 10th Health & Wellness Challenge, which ran from April 29 through June 9.

May 20, 2019

Announcing new partnership with HealthEquity

Independent Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with HealthEquity, one of the leading administrators of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in the nation.Through this new collaboration, Independent Health is now the only health plan in Western New York that offers an HSA product with complete integrated enrollment and claims payment solutions that makes it easier for employers and members to manage, use and maximize an HSA.

May 10, 2019

Media statement regarding privacy event

On March 19, 2019, an Independent Health employee inadvertently emailed documents containing the protected health information (PHI) of 7,605 members to one unauthorized recipient.

Apr 25, 2019

Kids Run to feature families, fitness and fun!

The Independent Health Foundation invites all Western New Yorkers to register for this year’s Kids Run, which will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1, in Delaware Park, at the corner of Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street.

Apr 22, 2019

10th Health & Wellness Challenge to kick off

The entire community is encouraged to celebrate the milestone by participating in this fun and engaging program, which will take place from April 29 through June 9. Participants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes by moving more, eating better and drinking water. They will also be able to attend Monday Night Fitness, a free fitness class at the ADPRO Sports Training Center every Monday evening during the Challenge (except on Memorial Day).

Mar 5, 2019

Reddy BikeShare Launching in Niagara Falls

The City of Niagara Falls announced today that bikesharing will become available to residents and visitors later this year. Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with Independent Health, will continue to be operated by non-profit Shared Mobility Inc., but with additional support from the City of Niagara Falls. Bringing Reddy bikes to Niagara Falls is part of the city’s ongoing plans to encourage bicycling and to make the area more bike-friendly.

Jan 17, 2019

Health & Wellness Challenge inspires to live healthier

The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge continues to motivate Western New Yorkers to get active, eat right and take charge of their health. More than 27,000 individuals – including 2,725 new participants – registered for this past fall’s Health & Wellness Challenge, which ran from October 22 through December 2.