Community

CDPHP is so much more than a health insurance company. We’re on the ground in the community where you live, and we’re working to improve the lives and health of those in your neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Through our Charity of Choice program, employees can volunteer their time, talents, and resources to support one worthwhile charity each year. In addition, we sponsor the Workforce Team Challenge, health and fitness expos, health forums, and other community events that promote a healthy lifestyle.

We’re everywhere you are, in the Capital District and beyond. Won’t you join us?

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Switching Gears – Bike Share in Albany

I had this notion for a long time that using a bike to get around Albany was not the best idea. I live within walking distance from a lot of areas in the city and enjoy bringing my dog to as many places as I can. After spending some time using CDPHP® Cycle!SM, I realize how silly that notion was.

I planned to use the bike-share program for a weekend, jumping around to events, restaurants, museums, and to explore. Spoiler alert – we are now avid users of shared bikes and instead of just a weekend, we constantly use them to get around town.

Here are some thoughts after using CDPHP Cycle!:

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“I Know Good Service When I See It!”

At 68 years old, Corinne Kennedy recently made the decision to move back to her hometown of Troy, NY. Once settled into her new place, the retired health care worker knew she had to make a decision about her health insurance.

“I started asking around. Everyone I spoke to said, ‘CDPHP is the absolute best.’”

Living on a fixed income, Corinne needed a plan that was both affordable and high-quality. She was pleasantly surprised when she started shopping around on the CDPHP website.

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CDPHP Summer of Savings!

Warm weather, sunshine, trips to the beach, more time outside, pools, ice cream – can summer get any better?!

Yes, in fact – if you’re a CDPHP member!

This summer, CDPHP members can receive exclusive discounts to a variety of Capital Region events, hot-spots, and more.

We’re more than just great benefits and award-winning customer service. Value-added extras like these are just one of the reasons CDPHP is different.

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12 Summer Feel-Good 5k’s

Running and walking are effective ways to get and stay healthy. In addition to burning calories, spending time outside reduces stress and inflammation, combats fatigue, and may lower your risk for depression and hypertension.

This summer, there is another reason to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement: helping others. Throughout the summer, various charities and organizations will host 5k road races, fun runs, and walks to benefit everything from heart health to food pantries. Just pick your weekend, pick your passion, and pick up your pace – all for a good cause.

Ready to race? Check out just some of this summer’s charitable events.

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student volunteering opportunities

75+ Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities for Students in the Capital Region

Are you a student who needs community service hours to graduate? Are you wondering where to start, or how you’ll fit the hours into your already demanding schedule? You may be involved in sports or a club, or carry a demanding class load, or maybe you’re holding down a part-time job, trying to earn money for your future. You may be asking yourself, “Why does my school even require me to volunteer?” or “What’s in it for me?” continue reading →

Acts of Kindness

Kindness Campaign

For me, 2018 began with a list of goals I wanted to achieve. Some were typical to anyone’s resolution list: lose weight, save money, take a vacation, and be more present. The biggest one, however, was to give back. continue reading →