Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Honored by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for the Voices Project

first_imgFor Immediate Release: Contact: Kathy Parry, BCBSVTMarch 14, 2006 (802) 371-3205 or Mohit Ghose, Americas Health Insurance Plans: (202)778-8494Blue Cross and Blue Shield of VermontHonored by Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)For The Voices ProjectBerlin, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) was honored last week with a prestigious national award, presented by the health insurance industrys largest trade association, for the Plans Voices Project teen outreach program.The 2006 Community Leadership Award was presented to BCBSVT by the AHIP (Americas Health Insurance Plans) Foundation at an awards banquet on Monday, March 6 in Washington D.C. The award was created to showcase organizations that demonstrate excellence in community outreach by identifying specific programs in the community, designing innovative solutions, and leading community partnerships for success. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont took the award in the category for small/independent health insurance companies.The Voices Project, co-produced by BCBSVT and Kingdom County Productions, was designed to bring public awareness to the issues confronting Vermonts teenagers. More than a thousand adolescents participated in the two-year program, expressing themselves through a variety of creative outlets, including 45 workshops throughout the state. The project culminated in a multi-media collection of creative work and an original musical production inspired, created, and performed by Vermont teens. The musical toured the state in the fall of 2005, playing to enthusiastic audiences in all corners of Vermont.Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of AHIP, said the recipients of the awards have demonstrated effective leadership in their communities and the health care field.This award recipient embodies the spirit of our industry by pioneering successful health care innovations and investing in unique education and community action programs, said Ignagni. Their commitment to the consumers and communities they serve makes everyone involved proud to be a part of the health plan community.We believe we can fulfill our role as health policy leader and contribute to Vermonts community-based health care system by producing high-profile, well-accepted prevention and education programs, noted William R. Milnes, Jr., President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. Voices is just one of many programs we have created to improve the health and happiness of Vermonters.The Voices Project has also earned the Vermont Agency of Human Services Secretarys Community Award for 2005, and the 2005 Vermont Friends of Recovery Jack Barry Communications Award. More information about The Voices Project is available at www.bcbsvt.com/voices(link is external).Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the states oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health benefits plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. (End)last_img read more

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Aviva Investors poaches from LGIM in senior management hire

first_imgClayton most recently was director of group finance at Standard Life, spending six years in the role.He joined the company in 2008 from PwC, where he had worked, in various roles, since 1983.Both will be based in London, joining the executive team and reporting directly to chief executive Euan Munro, who joined Aviva Investors in 2013 from Standard Life Investments.Munro said he was delighted at Craston and Clayton’s joining.“While the business has made considerable progress in the past couple of years, we are just getting started in terms of realising Aviva Investors’ long-term potential,” he said. “I have every confidence David and Mike will play a critical role in helping us achieve our ambitions.” AUM€304bn* European institutions229 Aviva Investors has poached rival Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) head of distribution, hiring Mike Craston as its global head of business development.The appointment comes as the asset manager grows its senior management team, also naming David Clayton as CFO.The hire of Craston comes only a year after he was named vice-chairman of LGIM’s US business, which he has also overseen as chief executive.During his decade at LGIM, Craston has also served as managing director of global institutional business, responsible for pension fund clients, joining in 2004 after working at Aegon Asset Management and Scottish Equitable Asset Management. External institutions€42.9bn (Source: IPE Top 400 Asset Managers 2015) Aviva Investors fact sheetAviva Investors  *As of 31/12/14 External worldwide€96.4bnlast_img read more

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DEMAND MADE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ROSSES ROADS

first_imgA call has been made by a west Donegal politic activist for the National Roads Authority and Donegal County Council to address the poor condition of some of the road surfaces in the the Rosses area. Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has said that in a number of specific areas the conditions of the roads could be damaging to the vehicles of those who travel on them, bringing further financial hardship to already cash strapped families.“A number of the roads in the Rosses area of Donegal are in an appalling condition and seem to either go un-noticed or have been forgotten about by the NRA and Donegal County Council” Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig said. And he added “The road between Annagry and Rannafast are of particular concern as is a stretch between Crolly and Loughanure. Unsuspecting drivers who come upon these sections of poor road could be be caught out and end up in difficulty at the side of the road.Local drivers who have to frequent these roads on a daily basis are finding that driving over such road surfaces is having a detrimental effect on their family cars, he claimed.“In these already challenging times when many families are finding it hard to make ends meet, the last thing they need is the added expense of having to hand out more money to fix their cars simply because the NRA and Donegal County Council have neglected roads in their area.”He called on the NRA and Donegal County Council to address the problem. “I would hope that the NRA and Donegal County Council are already in the process of addressing some of the poor road conditions in the Rosses area, but if not I would call on them now to do so, both in the interests of safety on our roads and to help aleviate further financial worry on struggling families.”DEMAND MADE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ROSSES ROADS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:road impovementsrosseslast_img read more

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Life for youth for killing teenaged wife

first_imgCoimbatore, Mar 24 (PTI) A court today sentenced a 21-year -old youth to life imprisonment for murdering his two-month pregnant wife in 2014.Mahila Court judge G Raja awarded life imprisonment to Mehboob Ali and also imposed on him a fine of Rs 5,000.According to the prosecution, Ali and his wife Neema, both 19-year-old then, had fallen in love and got married in September 2014 at Kalimpong in West Bengal despite opposition from their families and then shifted to the city.They had frequent quarrels and at one stage Ali had sought divorce from her.On December 30, 2014, Ali called Neema to the sport showroom at Variety Hall Road, where he was working and took her to the terrace, where he stabbed her before strangulating her to death.Later, he informed his relatives about the murder, police said. PTI NVM ROH BN ZMNlast_img read more

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