Kalos Health celebrates fifth anniversary

Kalos Health has recently commemorated its fifth anniversary of managing health care for Western New Yorkers with a reception and ribbon cutting with the Niagara USA Chamber.

Kalos Health is a regional nonprofit health insurance organization specializing in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) and Medicare Dual Advantage Plans that collaborates with health care providers to improve the quality of life for Western New Yorkers.

During the event, Kalos Health Vice President Kathleen Velasquez and Niagara USA Chamber Executive Director Kory Schuler introduced elected officials and health care industry partners who discussed the recent achievements of the organization.

Founded in 2014, Kalos (Greek for “noble” or “good”) Health coordinates health care services through a vast network of medical providers designed to meet the medical needs of the diverse populations it serves. The organization began operating with an MLTC plan for Medicaid recipients who have chronic health conditions and then expanded its scope in 2018 to include an HMO-Special Needs Plan (SNP), called Kalos Health Gold Plus (HMO-SNP), designed specifically for members with Medicare Part A & B who also have full New York State Medicaid benefits.

“Our focus is always on improving the quality of life for our members as they are challenged by a variety of health conditions and symptoms that need managing and extra support,” said Velasquez. “The ultimate goal is to preserve the independence of our members and support them as they live in nursing homes or remain in their homes for as long as possible. We are dedicated to delivering thorough, personalized care and counsel for each member’s unique circumstances, and we are proud of our trusted network of medical providers that collaborate with us to elevate the wellness and peace of mind for Western New Yorkers of all ages.”