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Phone scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage. 

Independent Health says personal patient information from thousands of members was inadvertently sent to a single individual two months ago.

National Public Radio

New York State has fined 10 health insurers, including two of the largest in Western New York, $509,000 for violations related to contraception coverage.

WBFO file photo

An initiative that has promoted pedal power throughout the area is celebrating its one year anniversary in Buffalo.

In the ongoing debate over health care reform, what is the one thing that impacts Western New York the most? What will the local health care industry look like a year from now? The experts weigh in.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

When the only certainty in the debate over health care is uncertainty, how do we prepare for the future? That’s the key question being taken up by Western New York’s health care industry.

Reddy bikeshare

What happens when 200 bicycles are strategically placed at 35 stations throughout Buffalo for people to share?

NYS health enrollment extended due to November snow

Dec 15, 2014
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If you haven’t enrolled in the New York State Health Exchange yet, the deadline has been extended a few days. The original cut-off for January 1, 2015 enrollment was December 15, but the state moved the date to December 20, 2015 due to the November snow storm.

The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health have teamed up for an initiative that challenges Western New Yorkers to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Independent Health is teaming with the Buffalo Bills in spreading the message of healthy lifestyles to area students.

Affordable Care Act: Health insurance exchange opens

Oct 1, 2013
WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The much anticipated Affordable Care Act begins Tuesday, October 1 with New York Health Insurance Exchange opening up to the uninsured and consumers who don't get health care at work. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with two local health care insurance providers about how it all works.

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An area health care provided has scored the highest in the nation in a J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Member Health Plan Study.  Independent health has received the top score for health care plans.

Creating a healthier Buffalo community

Feb 14, 2013
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Buffalo community is being encouraged to fight obesity. Independent Health hosted its second "Conversations for a Healthier Tomorrow" featuring former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell.  Purcell served as the vice chair of the committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Washington.