The plan is a self-funded tax exempt Article 44 trust providing health benefits to employees and eligible retirees of Erie 1 BOCES and participating school districts. The Nova / Independent Health option provides services for residents of the eight Western New York counties of Allegany*, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. Beech Street Network provides coverage for Independent Health enrolleess who permanently live outside the eight-county WNY coverage area.
*Allegany County providers are determined by the school district's location.
The reimbursement plan year runs from July 1 - June 30. You pay upfront and then get reimbursed for participating in a sustained, on-going physical fitness program or for the purchase of fitness equipment for home. A list of approved programs / equipment are found on the Claim Form. Payment receipts and copies of any program / equipment literature needs to be mailed with the completed claim form. For more information, see the Fitness Activity Reimbursement Form.