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Thousands of upstate New Yorker’s Risk Blindness

Thousands of upstate New Yorkers with diabetes risk blindness by skipping eye exams Univera funds an effort to raise screening rates in Upstate’s lowest performing county Thirty-nine percent of Univera Healthcare commercial members living with diabetes are at risk for eye disease and even blindness because they aren’t getting their recommended annual diabetic retinal exams, according to a review o... »

Univera Seeks Applicants for Summer Internships

Univera Healthcare and its corporate parent are seeking a total of about 90 college student interns for Summer 2019 positions at locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica. The 10-week paid internships are offered through the health insurer’s Diversity & Inclusion Summer College Internship Program, and run from June to August 2019. Find details online at UniveraHealthcare.com/Ca... »

GO Buffalo Mom! Univera and United Way Partner to Increase Healthy Births

Go Buffalo Mom — Univera Healthcare Partners with United Way of Buffalo & Erie County to Increase Healthy Births in Buffalo Buffalo, NY., December 4, 2018– United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) today announced that Univera Healthcare has awarded the non-profit organization a $49,650 grant over a three-year period to support GO Buffalo Mom; a program that helps ensure preg... »

Univera Healthcare Receives Highest Accreditation

Congratulations to Univera Healthcare!           The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded Univera Healthcare’s commercial lines of business its highest accreditation status of EXCELLENT, for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. Univera’s HEDIS quality... »

Annual Dental Visits are Important!

Annual dental visits are as important to overall health as regular wellness visits Thirty percent of Western New York adults did not visit a dentist within the past year, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Univera Healthcare. “The lack of annual routine dental care by such a large segment of the population is surprising, because 78 percent of respondents report having a regul... »

Upstate Uninsured Rate at Historic Low

Upstate’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low; NYS Rate Is the Lowest Ever Recorded Just 5.7 percent of the New York state population is without health insurance, according to a Univera Healthcare analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. That’s a historic low number of uninsured in the state, and a full three points lower than the national uninsured rate of 8.7... »

High Blood Pressure?

Take Charge of Your Health! By Richard Vienne, D.O. Thousands of adults in our region are putting their health at risk by failing to do what they can to manage their high blood pressure. According to research by Univera Healthcare, more than 400,000 Western New York adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Amazingly, one third of them report not having made any changes to their diet or... »

Tips for a Healthier U

  Each Wednesday on Eyewitness News (Channel 7) at 5am, 5pm and 6pm, Univera Healthcare Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vienne shares health and wellness tips for A Healthier U. Topics include staying safe in the sun while reducing the risk for skin cancer, a telemedicine app to download before your next family vacation, health tips for parents of kids heading off to coll... »

Univera Looks for Owners of Unclaimed Funds

Univera Healthcare Looking for Owners of “Unclaimed Funds” More than 10,400 individuals and companies in New York state have forgotten more than $2.1 million in checks issued by Univera Healthcare and its parent company. This isn’t money left in their pockets, but is in the form of unclaimed checks issued in 2014 to members and providers. A complete list of names of people and companie... »

Writing Your Own Final Chapter

It’s about writing your own final chapter National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), April 16, is a day to encourage everyone ages 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. “Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive, as well as ... »

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