first_imgBerlin, VT – More than 100 Vermont non-profit organizations have received grants totaling $205,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) in the first half of 2008, the states largest health insurer announced today.The funds are granted to improve health education and promote healthy lifestyles, and for direct services. BCBSVT executives cited the connection between improved health and lower health insurance rates as the incentive for its support and collaboration with community-based organizations receiving the grants. Individual grants typically range between $250 and $2,000.Partnering with like-minded organizations seeking to improve the health of our citizens benefits all of our customers and the state, explained William R. Milnes, Jr., president and CEO. Evidence clearly supports the value of these programs for improving health, and healthier Vermonters require fewer visits to the doctor, thereby helping to contain the cost of insurance premiums.In addition to direct grants, the insurer also administers the Vermont Caring Foundation, a non-profit foundation it created in 2005 to enhance the health and well being of Vermonts children. The Foundation granted nearly $14,000 in the first half of the year to four projects that promote physical activity and combat obesity.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s 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 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.last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities in Port St. Lucie are currently working to identify human remains that were located on Thursday.The remains were found in a vacant lot on SW Calmar Avenue near SW Daemon Street around 3:45pm.While officials have yet to identify the remains, they did report that they believe the remains could be connected to a 2016 missing person’s case.Officials also reported that foul play is not expected at this time.last_img

first_imgHe was a vital piece in the Aces’ championship run in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup.Despite missing the services of Abueva, Alaska made it all the way to the semifinals where it lost to defending champion San Miguel Beer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska has decided to part ways with Calvin Abueva as it traded the star forward to Phoenix on Tuesday.“The Alaska Aces have decided to trade Calvin Abueva to Phoenix,” Aces head coach Alex Compton said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT “We would like to thank Calvin for his 6 years of service with Alaska and the good memories. We felt as a franchise it was best for both Alaska and Calvin to have a fresh start at this time.”Alaska receives Phoenix’s 2019 first round pick and Karl Dehesa in exchange for Abueva, who had been suspended indefinitely in June due to his unexplained absence from the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 30-year-old Abueva, who spent his first six seasons with Alaska after getting drafted second overall in 2012, appeared in only five games for the Aces in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup before he went AWOL and got suspended.Abueva, the Best Player of the Conference back in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup, averaged 10.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in what turned out to be his last conference for Alaska. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Iraq football hit by age fraud scandals MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:39Gatchalian wants price freeze on basic goods in Batangas; sellers of overpriced masks jailed00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taallast_img read more