Independent Health "Nominate your Favorite Charity"program! - Larkin Square

Independent Health “Nominate your Favorite Charity”program!

This Medicare season, Independent Health will give back to Western New York in a special way. As the regions’ truly local health plan, they remain committed to investing in our community and chose to support the organizations Western New Yorkers value most. 

They are currently seeking submissions for their “Nominate Your Favorite Charity” program, which will run through the completion of the Medicare annual enrollment season, Dec. 7. Every two weeks, Independent Health will randomly select 13 local non-profit organizations to receive $650 each. This amounts to more than $42,000 for 65 winning non-profit charitable organizations.

Anyone can nominate a charity of their choice. You do not need to be an Independent Health member or Medicare-eligible to submit a nomination, nor is there an obligation to enroll with Independent Health. 

Individuals interested in nominating a charity may do so by:

·       Visiting a Medicare Information Center

·       Submitting a form online at

·       By phone at (716) 635-4900 or 1-800-958-4405 (TTY users call 711)

Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the nomination period

Please note, entries are limited to one nomination per person and the non-profit organizations must have 501(c)(3) status and operate within the eight counties of Western New York. The selected charities will be individually notified if they’ve received an award. A full list of recipients will be posted on every two weeks.

This initiative is open to individuals of any age who reside in one of the following counties in New York State: Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and Allegany. Any nominations received from individuals residing outside of the geographic area will be invalid.