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April 26, 2024 

Independent Health, Family of Companies Honored as Best Places to Work for in New York

Best Companies to Work For 2024BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 26, 2024) – As part of a program that identifies and honors the best places of employment throughout the state, Independent Health and its family of companies were recently recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York” in each of their respective categories.  

Independent Health ranked 5th amongst the large-group category of companies statewide and is one of only five companies in New York to earn this distinction for 17 consecutive years. This is also the fifth year in a row Independent Health placed in the top 10 and is the highest ranking ever achieved in the history of its participation in the program.

In the medium company category, Nova Healthcare Administrators, recognized for a seventh time, ranked as the 13th best company statewide and Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, a five-time finalist, was ranked 14th in the state.

Reliance Rx, recognized for the sixth straight year, was the 23rd best company to work for in the state in the small company category.

“Independent Health is honored to be recognized for seventeen consecutive years as one of the best companies to work for in New York State,” said Patricia Clabeaux, executive vice president, chief human resources officer, Independent Health. “With a large part of our ranking based on associate feedback, to have all the organizations recognized within our family of companies is a unique distinction and reflection of our continued efforts to create a positive work environment that is diverse, inclusive and associate-focused.”

The Best Companies to Work for in New York State program, presented by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, in conjunction with Best Companies Group, Journal Multimedia Corporation and the Business Council of New York State, motivates employers to focus on moving their workplace towards excellence.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to recognize the best places of employment in New York, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The final rankings are based on a company evaluation and employee survey. For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in New York State program, please visit


Independent Health

Independent Health is an independent, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, providing innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being.  Established in 1980, Independent Health offers a comprehensive portfolio of progressive products including HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans, individual Exchange products, consumer-directed plans, health savings accounts, and coverage for self-funded employers. Our subsidiaries and affiliate companies include a third-party administrator of health benefits, pharmacy benefit management, specialty pharmacy and the Independent Health Foundation. In all, Independent Health and its affiliates serve a total of more than 550,000 lives across the country.

Independent Health has been recognized nationally for its award-winning customer service, dedication to quality health care and unmatched relationships with physicians and providers.  To learn more, go to  

Nova Healthcare Administrators

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Nova Healthcare Administrators is a wholly-owned affiliate of Independent Health. Nova is one of the largest third-party administrators of self-funded employee benefit programs in the nation, providing the health care solutions our clients need in the way they need them. This includes medical, dental, vision, COBRA, reimbursement account administration, and private-labeled solutions. Nova also offers award-winning, in-house, integrated medical management programs. We are the stewards of our clients’ benefit plans, offering best-in-class partnerships, flexible plan design, customized solutions, and personalized service. To learn more, visit

Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Independent Health, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions (PBD) has been helping customers and members gain greater control over their prescription drug benefits since 1998. Today, PBD serves more than 4,000 employer groups and nearly 400,000 members in all 50 states. Its customers comprise a broad range of industries, ranging from manufacturing to hospitals, county governments and more. To learn more, go to

Reliance Rx

Reliance Rx is the trusted specialty pharmacy partner that provides consistent, high-quality services while growing dynamically. Reliance Rx maintains next-day national service capability from a high-volume headquarters located in Buffalo, NY. Its mission is to provide the highest-quality specialty pharmacy experience for our customers while promoting positive patient outcomes and efficient use of specialty services. Reliance Rx’s differentiators include a one-prompt answering process to access a Reliance Rx patient care specialist, custom developed RELI-Rx clinical patient management program, unique reimbursement solutions, integrated data analytics, and dedicated clinical and account representatives. At Reliance Rx, positive patient outcomes and company growth is driven by each associate embodying its values of collaborative, accessible, results oriented, empowering, and supportive. To learn more, go to  

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