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The approvals—and pending approvals—of COVID-19 vaccines offer hope, but also raise many questions. That’s why we’ve compiled a set of helpful resources for groups to share with their employees. This toolkit is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as from our own on-staff experts.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The approvals—and pending approvals—of COVID-19 vaccines offer hope, but also raise many questions. That’s why we’ve compiled a set of helpful resources for groups to share with their employees. This toolkit is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as from our own on-staff experts.
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Mental and emotional wellbeing affects every aspect of life, from personal relationships and physical health to the ability to get the job done. Download our toolkit for resources that will help you and your employees with a little extra support.

Support for Emotional Health

Mental and emotional wellbeing affects every aspect of life, from personal relationships and physical health to the ability to get the job done. Download our toolkit for resources that will help you and your employees with a little extra support.
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Check out the Get Started guide and Ready-to-Send emails for employees. With an online account, your employees can view benefits, claims, member cards, and more.

Download the Online Account Toolkit

Check out the Get Started guide and Ready-to-Send emails for employees. With an online account, your employees can view benefits, claims, member cards, and more.
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Whether it’s warm beds, hot meals, or caring words, Compass House is dedicated to providing youth in need with care and counseling in an environment that supports dignity and respect. Relying heavily on volunteers, interns and donations, Compass House truly brings the entire community together to support kids in crisis – making the difference between homelessness and hope in the lives of Western New York youth. Learn more about them at CompassHouse.org

What Univera Healthcare customers are saying:

“As an employer, I really appreciate that our employees are getting all the wellness activities and resources that Univera has.”– Lisa Freeman, Executive Director at Compass House

Let’s face it. It takes more for a local business to succeed.

More courage to seize opportunities. More creativity to overcome obstacles. More innovation. More insight.

No one understands this better than us.

That’s why we’re giving businesses in Western New York more to help keep employees healthy. Like exciting new program enhancements and access to more care than ever before. We’re finding creative ways to help local businesses give the most to their employees, so they can give you more in return.

Explore Our Member Benefits

24/7 access to telemedicine for non-emergency conditions and for mental health support.

A large network of doctors, pharmacies and hospitals you know, including expanded network coverage through new plan options with the Multiplan National Network of providers

Increased focus on behavioral health with

Three mental health visits now covered in full for Non-Standard Non-HSA plans.1

Access to behavioral health specialists, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and clinicians through the free Wellframe® app2

Enhanced vision benefits

Adult vision exams are now covered in full2 with Non-Standard plans.

Eyewear allowance increased to $100.

Up to $300 in annual wellness rewards3

Compare Our Network

Our PPO network covers 39 Upstate New York counties and includes more direct contract relationships with providers in select contiguous Pennsylvania counties for extensive access for our members.

Access to 98% of area doctors so your employees can keep the providers they already use and trust, including all major hospitals and strategic physician groups.

Offers competitively negotiated rates for increased savings and value.

Nationwide coverage through the PHCS/MultiPlan system, offering in-network access to more than 1.2 million practitioners and 5,600 hospitals.

WNY Small Business Spotlight

Because they are the heart and soul of our communities. We’re featuring hard-working business people who represent the fighting spirit of Western New York.

Resources for You and Your Employees

Get everything you expect from a health plan for your team and resources to keep your employees healthier and happier.

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If you’re losing your employer-sponsored health insurance due to a loss of employment, there are affordable, high-quality options available to you beyond COBRA. 

Individual Coverage Options Beyond COBRA

If you’re losing your employer-sponsored health insurance due to a loss of employment, there are affordable, high-quality options available to you beyond COBRA. 
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In this toolkit, you’ll find resources to help your Medicare-eligible or soon-to-be-eligible employees understand how Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans work so they can select the coverage that’s best for them.

Individual Medicare Employee Toolkit

In this toolkit, you’ll find resources to help your Medicare-eligible or soon-to-be-eligible employees understand how Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans work so they can select the coverage that’s best for them.
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Caring for your people isn’t something you only do from 9 to 5. So in this 24/7 world we’re helping you help employees manage their health each and every day with the Wellframe® app.

Free Texting App Puts Care at Your Team’s Fingertips

Caring for your people isn’t something you only do from 9 to 5. So in this 24/7 world we’re helping you help employees manage their health each and every day with the Wellframe® app.
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The flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Because of COVID-19, it’s even more important to do everything you can to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season.

Don’t Forget About the Flu Toolkit

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Because of COVID-19, it’s even more important to do everything you can to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season.
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If you’ve never had a high deductible health plan (HDHP) it can take time to get used to how it works. We want to help you feel confident when using your Univera Healthcare plan and have assembled information to help get you started.

Get Your Team Ready for their High Deductible Health Plan

If you’ve never had a high deductible health plan (HDHP) it can take time to get used to how it works. We want to help you feel confident when using your Univera Healthcare plan and have assembled information to help get you started.
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How telemedicine can help make employees happier, healthier, and more productive.

Telemedicine means Happier Employees

How telemedicine can help make employees happier, healthier, and more productive.
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According to the American Dental Hygienist Association, nearly 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease and don’t even realize it. Here are a few more reasons not to skip that next checkup.

It Pays to Show Your Teeth Some Love

Nearly 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease and don’t even realize it. Here are a few more reasons not to skip that next checkup.
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According to the book, Happiness at Work, we as Americans spend 90,000 hours of our lives working. Here are a few easy ways to focus on wellness throughout your day and make all that time on the job a little healthier.

Simple Ways to Work Wellness Into Your Day

Here are a few easy ways to focus on wellness throughout your day and make all that time on the job a little healthier.
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Investing in employee wellness is just good business.

How Do Wellness Programs (Really) Work?

Investing in employee wellness is just good business.
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In this toolkit file, you’ll find resources to help you provide a safer and healthier work environment for your employees. All recommendations and guidelines come directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Reopening Your Workplace with Care

In this toolkit file, you’ll find resources to help you provide a safer and healthier work environment for your employees. All recommendations and guidelines come directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Employers today are placing an increased focus on the mental and behavioral health of their workers. As a society, people are discussing issues like depression and anxiety more openly and acknowledging how important it is to ask for help. At the same time, advances in technology and changes to health care delivery are making it easier to address mental health concerns and provide a more holistic approach to care. As a society, we’re talking much more about emotional health than ever before. What was once a taboo topic and a sign of weakness, is now discussed openly. The Impact of Emotional Health In the U.S., mental health and substance use issues cost businesses $80 to $100 billion each year.1 And even though over 200 million workdays are lost due to mental health conditions annually ($16.8 billion in employee productivity), it remains a difficult subject for many people to discuss. Almost 60% of affected employees have never spoken to anyone at work about their mental health status.2 Today’s workforce demands a more open culture when it comes to emotional health, especially now with the effects of COVID-19 being felt across society. Employees need an approach that doesn't just focus on mental or physical health, but on the entire person. A Holistic Approach to Care Guiding individuals to proper care means looking at all aspects of their well-being – physical and emotional – and meeting them where they are. And it starts with addressing some of the common challenges. Health care is a complex industry. Most employees don't encounter this complexity until they're in the middle of a crisis trying to navigate the system. That’s why it’s important to have a health insurance provider that can surround them with care, support and solutions that are holistic and work for them. Being able to connect with the right care professionals, including nurses, care managers, pharmacists, wellness consultants and more, is critical for an individual’s overall health care journey. By connecting employees with resources to help them lead healthier and more secure lives, you can enable them to not only manage disease, but also prevent it. New Ways to Provide for Your Workers For many people, nothing will replace a heart-to-heart conversation. Having access to a 24/7 nurse line can provide emergency resources to individuals in need along with the reassuring comfort of an actual voice on the other end of the line. But just as attitudes toward mental health are changing, so are the delivery methods for treating people. When it comes to emotional health, sometimes it's easier to communicate remotely. Speaking by video or texting with a doctor or therapist can feel more private and is now easier than ever. That's why the importance of telehealth services for both physical and behavioral health has increased dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to telehealth, some insurance providers now offer care management apps that members can access from their smartphones or tablets. Through apps like Wellframe, provided by Univera Healthcare, case managers can assist members in managing medications and connecting with other resources for answers to health care questions — providing a holistic approach to health and making care easier to manage. The app has an emotional health care component with a 30-day Behavioral Health & Wellness Foundation program, covering general emotional health, wellness, and prevention topics. Today’s workforce demands a more open culture when it comes to emotional health, especially now with the effects of COVID-19 being felt across society. Employees need an approach that doesn't just focus on mental or physical health, but on the entire person. Where Do We Go From Here? We're entering uncharted waters. The only certainty is that this generational pandemic will have lasting impacts on all of us. On our physical health, our financial health, and our mental health. Providing a synchronized approach to physical and emotional health, and getting the right tools, programs, and support into the hands of those who need it most will help make a difference. Learn more about Univera Healthcare's Wellframe app and supporting your employees' emotional health →

The Path to Wellbeing Includes Emotional Health

Guiding individuals to proper care means looking at all aspects of their well-being – physical and emotional – and meeting them where they are. And it starts with addressing some of the common challenges.