2020

Dec 11, 2020

First Night Buffalo Announces Virtual Entertainment

The 32nd annual First Night® Buffalo, brought to you by the Independent Health Foundation, in partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, will be celebrated virtually for everyone looking forward to the promise of the new year in 2021.

Oct 15, 2020

Fall Health & Wellness Challenge

Western New Yorkers are encouraged to get up, get moving, and start living healthier by taking part in this fall’s Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge. The latest round of this popular program will run from October 19 through November 29 and is open to the entire community.

Oct 4, 2020

First Night Buffalo 2021

The 32nd annual First Night Buffalo presented by the Independent Health Foundation will be like none before as it will be celebrated virtually for everyone looking forward to the promise of the new year in 2021.

Oct 1, 2020

Announcing Medicare Advantage Product Portfolio for 2021

This year’s Medicare Open Enrollment Period will run from October 15 through December 7. During this timeframe, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to review their medical and prescription drug plan options for the 2021 calendar year and enroll in the plan that’s best for their individual needs.

Sep 18, 2020

New product offerings for 2021

Independent Health has long set the standard for introducing new, innovative products and benefits that are first to market locally and nationally. Independent Health was the first plan in the country to offer gym memberships as part of a member’s health insurance, $0 copay for preventive services (which is now required coverage for all plans), and earning reward dollars for eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sep 15, 2020

Buffalo Bills Legends Join Huddle for Hunger Food Drive

Join Buffalo Bills Legends, including Jim Kelly, in partnership with Independent Health Foundation, Buffalo Bills Foundation and Channel 4 for the Huddle for Hunger Food Drive to benefit FeedMore WNY at the Bills Stadium on Friday, September 18 from 4 – 8 pm and Saturday, September 19from 12 – 4 pm. Huddle for Hunger masks will be given to the first 5,000 donors at the stadium. Limit two per car.

Aug 4, 2020

Reddy Bikeshare Expands

Reddy Bikeshare, in partnership with Independent Health, announced today that 11 new stations and 40 new bikes have been added to the fleet in the City of Buffalo for a total of 240 bikes and 55 stations now available. This expansion marks the first time bikes have been added to the fleet in Buffalo since the program launched on July 21, 2016 with 200 bikes. With 145 bikes and 30 stations in Niagara Falls, Reddy Bikeshare now provides a total of 385 bikes at 85 stations in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Brook Health Companion app launches enhancement

Aug 3, 2020

Brook Health Companion app launches enhancement

Aug 1, 2020

Announcing rate decreases for 2021

Independent Health’s commercial product offerings for 2021 will have something for almost everyone: the lowest rate adjustments in years and new products that build upon the company’s commitment to engage members and providers through innovation and technology.

Jul 17, 2020

$1.00 Annual Passes Available to Essential Workers

Reddy Bikeshare in partnership with Independent Health, with support from the Better Bike Share Partnership, is offering $1.00 annual passes to essential workers until 500 total passes are redeemed. 

Jul 15, 2020

Helping Employers Address Mental Illness

Increasingly, even before our current societal challenges, employers are seeking to retain and ensure a productive workforce by addressing overall health and wellness, which includes mental health concerns experienced by one in five adults, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

May 29, 2020

Covering All Costs for COVID-19 Treatment

Independent Health announced today that it will continue to waive copayments or cost-sharing for COVID-19 medical treatment for its fully insured employer groups, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and individual plan members until further notice. Early last month the company announced it would cover COVID-19 treatment with no member liability through May 31, 2020, which it now extended due to the continued prevalence of the virus.

May 14, 2020

Recognized for Highest Member Satisfaction

Independent Health is the highest-ranked health insurance plan for member satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in New York State, according to J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan Study℠.

May 11, 2020

Free Wellness Bags to East Side Families

Independent Health Foundation, Independent Health, and Pegula Sports & Entertainment Distribute Free Wellness Bags and Produce to East Side Families at Northland Workforce Training Center

Apr 23, 2020

Community Leaders Pledging Support for COVID-19 Crisis

More than 20 local community leaders have joined forces to launch the Community Leaders Response Fund, pledging their personal financial support in response to the COVID-19 crisis we are facing together. The community leader support effort is being led by Michael W. Cropp, M.D., President & CEO of Independent Health.

Apr 20, 2020

Spring Health Wellness Challenge

Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills are encouraging Western New Yorkers to stay active and connected by taking part in this spring’s Health & Wellness Challenge. This fun and engaging program will take place from April 27 through June 7 and is open to the entire community.

Apr 1, 2020

New Partnership during COVID-19 Emergency

Independent Health today announced it is expanding its partnership with Brook, an innovative Seattle-based technology company, to offer the Western New York community free access to the Brook Personal Health Companion App for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency.

Feb 14, 2020

Reddy Bikeshare Best Results Yet

Reddy Bikeshare and Independent Health officials announced final results for the 4th season of the bikeshare program in the city of Buffalo, including the first season in the city of Niagara Falls. Both organizations are once again extremely pleased with the community’s incredible support and enthusiasm, and look forward to Reddy Bikeshare’s expansion in Buffalo this year.