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Spring 2023 Insight Employer Newsletter

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Important update: COVID-19 coverage changes

The Federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023. On that date, many of the coverage requirements mandated by the federal government will end, too.

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We're helping to make sure your employees receive the preventive care they need

Receiving regular preventive care is the most important step one can take to better manage their health. Preventive services include check-ups, screenings and counseling that prevent illness, disease and other health-related problems. These services can help detect serious medical conditions and lead to early treatment, which in turn increases survival rates, improves quality of life and lowers long-term medical costs.

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"Care for You" is an innovative approach to support members with complex conditions

Individuals with chronically complex medical conditions have an average of five different chronic conditions and require a number of care resources, which place a significant burden on a physician practice’s time to optimally attend to their patients’ needs.

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Teaming up with the Buffalo Bills to offer this spring’s Health & Wellness Challenge

Your employees don’t have to train like a professional football player to accomplish their health and wellness goals. Instead, they can achieve healthier lifestyles and improve their overall well-being by simply taking part in the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge.

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Free telenutrition services available to your employees

Since making healthy choices when grocery shopping or meal prepping can often be challenging, Independent Health has partnered with Brook and FoodsmartTM to provide free telenutrition services. Your employees can get the nutritional guidance they need through user-friendly chat or phone visits with a registered dietitian. They can also receive ongoing support and tools to help them stay on track right on their smartphone. You can learn more about Brook and Foodsmart as well as the telenutrition services they offer at our Health Apps Webpage

Reddy bikes are back!

As a way to encourage exercise, recreation and green transportation, Independent Health and Shared Mobility, Inc. have once again teamed up to launch the eighth season of the popular Reddy Bikeshare program. More than 400 GPS-enabled Reddy bikes are currently available for short-term rent at nearly 115 stations throughout Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Plus, Independent Health members can save on annual Reddy bike memberships. For additional information, read our update on Reddy Bikeshare.