December 9, 2002 |
Delta Dental Plan of California won a five-year renewal of a contract, valued at about $1 billion, with the Department of Defense to provide dental benefits to military retirees and their families. The agreement is effective May 1, the San Francisco-based company said. The Defense Department's Tricare Retiree Dental Program has about 650,000 participants. The contract reduces the mandatory enrollment period and the waiting period for full benefits to a year.
April 5, 2003 |
The families of U.S. soldiers killed in action or in accidents during the Iraq war are eligible for death benefits that could range from $250,000 to more than $800,000. The benefits are generally extended to the people who would have relied on the service member's income for economic security, and some can endure for the lifetime of the survivor. Dependent children are eligible for additional compensation, although many of those benefits are terminated if a surviving spouse remarries.
August 8, 1997 |
SafeGuard Health Enterprises Inc. acquired all of the shares of Consumers Life Insurance Co. of North Carolina, a private dental indemnity insurance company. Terms weren't disclosed. SafeGuard, a health care marketing company, said it acquired licenses to operate in 16 states as part of the transaction.
September 30, 1997 |
Dencharge Corp. is showing the competition its teeth. Eyeing intensifying competition, the Anaheim company is redoubling efforts to make patients aware of CareCredit--its credit card for dental, chiropractic and even veterinary care. The company offers its financing through 20,000 practices in those fields across the country. It says it frees practitioners from worries over bill collection by promising to cover patient charges two days after the appointment.
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May 16, 2003 |
A citizens committee has received 50 applications from candidates interested in becoming Thousand Oaks' next city manager. The five-member search committee, reviewing resumes from as far away as Colorado and Texas, is expected to narrow the list to no more than a dozen people for interviews early next month. Compensation for the city's top administrator, who oversees a staff of nearly 500, will range from about $122,000 to more than $183,000.
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May 1, 1993
The Bellflower school board has voted 3-2 to provide health care benefits to any departing board member who has served at least 12 years. Under the new policy, which the board approved recently, eligible board members will continue to receive a full package of medical, vision and dental insurance from the date of their departure until they turn 65.
November 23, 1996
Frank Brewster, 99, former head of the Western Conference of Teamsters. At the time he came to power in 1953, the western conference represented 400,000 members in 13 western states. Brewster was a pioneer in negotiating the first life insurance, medical and dental insurance plans for the union's members. In 1955, he initiated the conference's pension plan, which has been among the nation's largest.