Oct 18, 2021
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.
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.