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Independent Health declared a best company to work for

May 6, 2009
Westfield Republican
BUFFALO – Independent Health is the 11th best company to work for in New York state. Independent Health was honored and recognized at an awards dinner on April 23 in Albany where the final rankings were revealed. This program, presented by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, in conjunction with Best Companies Group and the Business Council of New York state, motivates companies to focus on moving their workplace towards excellence. “Independent Health is honored to be one of the best companies to work for in New York State for the second consecutive year,” said Gord Cumming, vice president, human resources and organizational development. “Built on passion, caring, respect, collaboration and accountability, we have created a culture that leverages our human potential to the fullest and is strengthened by the talents of our diverse workforce. We are proud to offer a positive work experience for our employees.” This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The top 40 companies were split into medium and large-sized companies with final rankings based on a company evaluation and employee survey. Independent Health won the Outstanding Employee Culture Award at the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association’s 2008 HR Excellence Awards. The company is consistently recognized among the nation’s top health plans by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and has been recognized by the NCQA for being at the leading edge of care management, health improvement and member services. “This special honor is a direct reflection of the remarkable dedication and passion our employees share,” Cumming said. “Their dedication translates to outstanding service for our customers and members every day.” For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in New York awards program, visit www.bestcompaniesNY.com or contact Colleen Jones at 717-236-4300 or colleenj@journalpub.com. Headquartered in Buffalo, Independent Health began operations in 1980 and has consistently been rated among the top health plans in the country for customer service and member satisfaction. Independent Health’s comprehensive portfolio of product and service offerings include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, consumer-directed plans, coverage for self-funded employers, plus health savings account (HSA) and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services. Independent Health’s extensive provider networks include more than 846,000 physicians, 3,700 hospitals, and 53,000 pharmacies nationally. Combined, the company provides health benefits and services to nearly 375,000 individuals in Western New York and throughout the country. For more information, visit Independent Health’s Web site at www.independenthealth.com.
 
 
 

 

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