Independent Health


We are proud to acknowledge Independent Health as the LUNG FORCE 2022 Presenting Sponsor! Independent Health works very closely with the Western New York community, providing opportunities for community members to stay active, working with individuals to create healthcare plans suitable to their needs.

What does Independent Health do in the community?

Independent Health is excited to work with a variety of local organizations to help Western New York get healthy and have fun at the same time.

Community partners, programs and events are just some of the ways we help improve the health and well-being of our community with resources that can help you stay active and connected.

Our community calendar of events features many fun and healthy ways to get and stay active, including most that are free of cost for everyone or offered at a discount for our members:

How can I find a healthcare that fits my needs through Independent Health?

As your local health plan, for over 40 years we have remained dedicated to improving the health and well-being for all of Western New York. It’s a commitment that we deliver through the RedShirt® Treatment our promise of exceptional customer service. It’s who we are.

As associates and as a company, and what we bring to our members, employer groups, brokers, provider partners and the entire community.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a health plan, or even a place to work. That’s why we work hard to make a difference in the health and well-being of all those in our community.

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About Independent Health:

Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 330,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being.

Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products includes HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans, and health savings accounts, plus coverage for self-funded employers. Our subsidiaries and affiliate companies include pharmacy benefit management, specialty pharmacy and the Independent Health Foundation. The company 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