[Columbia, SC] — SC House Calls, a Columbia-based and family-owned physician group, has invested heavily to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Over the past three weeks, the healthcare company has tested nearly 700 of its front-line employees in South Carolina to help mitigate the spread. Scott Middleton, Founder of SC House Calls, said, “We’re analyzing the studies of other cities and countries around the world and early-on we learned what is helping to stop the spread of the virus – wide-spread
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan waive cost-sharing for in-network COVID-19 treatment
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its subsidiary BlueChoice HealthPlan announced that effective immediately, the insurers will waive all out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 medical treatment for members, through June 1. Members benefiting from this expansion of coverage are individual policy holders, Medicare Advantage plan members and Medicaid members, as well as fully insured employer group customers. In addition, the companies are working closely with their self-funded ERISA
Supporting our community in the Midlands Throughout the Midlands and the surrounding area, government and health officials continue to take aggressive steps to address the spread and impact of the coronavirus, with our company’s full support. I am sending you this message today to provide you with an update on our activities, and to let you know we’re here and committed to working together in the Midlands to address this health and humanitarian crisis. Since the coronavirus first
Dominion Energy has suspended all service disconnections, as individuals, families, businesses and communities pull together to meet their collective needs. Dominion is also reconnecting residential customers whose services were turned off for non-payment. They are also committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with resources going towards the American Red Cross and local organizations.
Lowe’s has also pledged $10 million in products to be donated to medical professionals on the front lines. Lowe’s is working with health-care supply distributors to deliver essential items, including respirators and protective gear to hospitals nationwide. Additional contributions include:$3 million to the Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund$3 million to support local small businesses, particularly skilled-trade professionals$1.5 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund and nonprofits in the Charlotte region$500,000
Senior citizens aged 65 and older will be permitted to shop Publix stores and access in-store pharmacies an hour before the standard open time for the rest of their customers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Tuesday, March 24 until further notice. It’s philanthropy arm, Publix Charities, is donating $1 million to Feeding America member food banks across the Southeast to serve vulnerable populations during this time.
The Regions Foundation is donating $2.5 million to organizations that support small businesses, the bank announced. The bank has also implemented new forbearance measures to assist clients during the pandemic.
Truist to Donate Millions to National and Local Organizations as well as Increasing Employee Benefits
The Charlotte-based bank will donate $1 million each to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins Medicine through its charitable fund to aid recovery efforts and increase access to medical supplies. Truist Foundation will also give $3 million to local United Way organizations. Remaining funds will go toward grants for community partners to promote technology and recovery efforts. Additionally, all Truist employees making under $100,000 a year will get a $1,200 pre-tax bonus and
Wells Fargo will donate $175 million to help communities deal with the COVID-19 pandemic… The contributions will focus on housing stability, small business and financial health. …. The bank also announced a slate of services for customers facing economic hardship from pandemic. Like many other institutions, it’s offering fee waivers and payment deferrals for customers, and the bank is suspending evictions and auto repossessions.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 20, 2020) — Three new leaders have been named to help lead Colonial Life's efforts to serve millions of policyholders and their family members. Stephanie Ek, Annette Hill and Tariq Mirza will lead teams that provide compassion and expertise to support customers during unexpected events in their lives. Ek has been named vice president of Colonial Life’s Account Services organization. Previously, she served 24 years in elevated leadership roles within claims, sales and customer
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Parker Barnes has been selected as one of the 2020 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law honorees. Parker is among 28 attorneys from across the state to be recognized. Leadership in Law honorees are nominated by peers and selected by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Honorees have achieved success in their practice and have made a positive impact on the legal community as well as the community at large. At HSB, Parker is the administrative
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce the firm’s Managing Director, Nick Nicholson, has been recognized as one of Greenville’s “50 Most Influential” people of 2019 by the Greenville Business Magazine and will be honored at a reception in Greenville on January 23.Nick has served as Managing Director of the firm since 2013 and practices in the areas of procurement and government contracts, local government law and construction law. His clients include municipal and county governments, state agencies,
GREENVILLE, SC – Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Cory Patterson was selected by State Farm to participate in their inaugural Rising Star Academy.Hosted at State Farm’s corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, the Rising Star Academy was established to support the company’s commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession. Cory and fellow participants spent time networking, building on leadership skills and learning more about State Farm’s business, culture and
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that David Caughran, Elliot Condon, Joseph Spate and Phillips Workman have joined the firm.David Caughran is based in the Charleston office and joins the public finance team. David received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school he served as an intern for the Hon. J. Michelle Childs, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Lisa Claxton recently completed the South Carolina Economic Development Institute program.A collaborative effort between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, the Institute serves to educate those who support and participate in economic development activities in their communities. Lisa is one of 49 graduates of the Institute in 2019, which is in its 29th year.Lisa’s practice focuses on advising
(November 1, 2019) – Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has been named a top-tier firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in its 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings for the 10th consecutive year. The firm earned a national ranking in Litigation – Construction and was recognized regionally for 63 practice areas. The following practice areas received Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings: CharlestonBusiness Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)Commercial LitigationCorporate LawLitigation - Real EstatePersonal Injury Litigation
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Roopal Ruparelia has earned the Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation from the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Each year only 100 participants are selected for the Litigation Management Institute, hosted at Loyola Law School in Chicago. The Litigation Management Institute is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation management. The program bridges the gap between
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Costa Pleicones was awarded the Charles H. Gray ’72 Distinguished Service Award by Wofford College. Costa was presented the award for his dedicated service and commitment to the college. He is a graduate of Wofford and received an honorary doctor of laws from the college in 2002. Costa began serving on the Board of Trustees in 2013 and currently serves as secretary of the board.A former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Costa advises clients on complex litigation
Pond, an industry leader in architecture, engineering, planning and construction services, is pleased to announce that Lorraine Santana White has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Architects Greater Columbia Section (AIAGC). Lorraine, a Project Architect in Pond’s Columbia, South Carolina office, has been a member of the AIA Greater Columbia Section for three years. The organization strives to be a resource for professionals and students and to help raise public