Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government has been named the 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year

Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government has been named the 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes Louisvilles efforts to become more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a news release from Abramson office. In announcing the award, EPA officials recognized Louisville2009 Kilowatt Crackdown, a competition in which schools and businesses, including Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS), were challenged to track and reduce energy usage.

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The EPA also recognized the work of the Louisville Energy Alliance, a partnership of Metro Government and several major commercial real estate associations, created in 2008 to involve the private sector in the city’s energy-conservation efforts. Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson will accept the award at a ceremony Thursday, March 18, in Washington, D.C. [Read the full article]

Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE:AGP – News) today announced that its Tennessee health plan began offering long-term care (LTC) services to approximately 4,000 existing middle Tennessee members through the state’s TennCare CHOICES in LTC program.

The TennCare CHOICES in LTC is a long-term care program being integrated within Tennessee’s existing TennCare managed care system. It provides strong consumer protections and enhanced medical benefits to participants. As part of a consumer-oriented approach, TennCare CHOICES in LTC members are able to select services that allow them to live more independently in their homes and communities.

“The TennCare CHOICES in LTC program is an approach we believe in, and we are excited to participate,” said James G. Carlson, Amerigroup chairman and chief executive officer. [Read the full article]

Health insurer Centene Corp. said Monday that it has completed the sale of the Medicaid assets of its New Jersey subsidiary, University Health Plans, to Amerigroup New Jersey Inc.

The sale was announced in November 2008, but Amerigroup sought to scuttle the deal a month later, citing a “material change” in the subsidiary’s business.

Centene sued Amerigroup in January 2009, arguing the company didn’t have cause to stop the sale. The two companies settled the dispute in October.

St. Louis-based Centene, which mostly enrolls members in Medicaid programs, said last month that its fourth-quarter profit rose 11 percent. [Read the full article]

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