Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Wires Funds To Hurricane Relief Fund

first_imgFor Immediate Release: Contact: Kathy ParrySeptember 1, 2005 (802) 371-3205Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Wires Funds To Hurricane Relief FundBerlin, VT Recognizing a desperate need for funds to bring help and medical care to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) today contributed $10,000 toward a special relief fund being developed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and administered by the American Red Cross.Its impossible to see the devastation and human suffering caused by this tragedy and not want to help, said William R. Milnes, Jr., President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. We hope that this contribution, made on behalf of our customers and members, can bring some measure of relief to the victims of this terrible natural disaster.Milnes said that in addition to the corporate contribution by BCBSVT, the companys employees also have initiated a fundraising effort for the hurricane victims.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) joins many of its sister Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the nation in raising funds to aid relief in the most recent hurricane disaster. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said it hopes to raise a total of $1 million from its independent member plans to contribute to the American Red Cross relief efforts.BCBSVT joined a similar effort by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans to raise funds to help relief efforts following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.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.(End)last_img read more

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Queensland has the cheapest rental houses and units in Australia

first_imgFor just $140 a week youcan rent a two-bedroom unit atBarney Point with this view. Picture: realestate.com.auQUEENSLAND won the award for the cheapest rental houses and units in the country this year.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by At a cost of $150 per week, Barney Point in Gladstone and Blackall tie for the cheapest rental houses in Australia, while units in South Gladstone and Clinton were the least expensive to rent at $120 a week.The latest CoreLogic Best of the Best report revealed where rents where lowest in Australia and Queensland came out on top.It also looked at the suburbs which offered the best returns for investors.The report found Ipswich houses offered some of the best rental yields in the state, with Tivoli houses generating a gross rental yield of 6.2 per cent.The Cairns region had the best rental yields for units, with Port Douglas recording the highest gross rental yield for apartments in Australia at 9.3 per cent, followed by Manunda at 9 per cent.last_img read more

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