Save Hospital Emergency Visits for True Medical Emergencies

There are millions of visits to hospital emergency departments (ED) in New York state each year that don’t result in a hospital stay, according to New York State Department of Health data. And while some conditions require emergency care, many are better suited for care in a

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Univera Healthcare Appoints Cindy Langston as First Female Chief Information Officer

The Rochester-based health insurer that includes Univera Healthcare in Western New York has appointed Cindy Langston as senior vice president and chief information officer. The company is the largest nonprofit health insurer in upstate New York, and Langston is the first female chief information officer in its

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The Silent Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

By Peter Kates Forty-one percent of adults report struggling with mental health or substance use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is up from 20 percent pre-COVID. Nearly one in three adults now report having symptoms of anxiety or depression.“Behind the masks,

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Univera Healthcare Announces Recipients of Health Equity Awards

The Rochester-based health insurer that includes Univera Healthcare in Western New York, announced today the recipients of its 2021 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent $388,000 in financial support the nonprofit health insurer is providing to community programs that address racial and ethnic health disparities across upstate New York.

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COVID-19 Booster and the Flu Shot

Ask the Expert: Q&A on the COVID-19 Booster and the Flu Shot w/ Univera Healthcare Vice President Medical Affairs, Nicholas Massa, MD, CPC Flu season is here again, and the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Vaccines offer crucial protection against each of these diseases, but many people

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Innovative Benefits for 2022 Define Medicare from Univera Healthcare

A NEW zero-premium option, $25 Part B monthly refunds, savings on select insulin, and a meal delivery service are among the 2022 benefit highlights for Medicare Advantage Plans from Univera Healthcare. And that’s in addition to longtime favorites including benefits for Dental, fitness, hearing and vision, eyewear

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Univera Healthcare achieves 5-star rating for its Medicare Plans

Univera Healthcare Achieves 5-star Rating for its Medicare plans: Among the Highest in the Nation and Western New York The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Ratings for 2022 has awarded Univera Healthcare a 5-star rating, making it among the highest-rated Medicare plans in

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