Latest Cooperative Stories

2014-02-05 16:23:22

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning members to beware of a utility bill scam targeting individuals and businesses statewide. Scam activity has increased significantly in the last few days. Cooperative members across North Carolina have received phone calls from imposters claiming to be a representative of their electric cooperative and demanding payment. Often scammers ask for personal account information or...

2014-01-28 12:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the winter storm. "The state's electric cooperatives are carefully monitoring this winter weather system and are prepared for possible power outages," said Jane Pritchard, director of corporate communications for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. Power outages...

2014-01-08 23:24:52

Utilities Employees Credit Union distributed a year-end Member Loyalty Bonus™ of $800,000 to its nationwide membership of utility workers and their family members as a reward for their use of credit union lending and deposit products during 2013. Wyomissing, PA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU) members throughout the nation rang in the New Year with a cash bonus totaling $800,000, which was distributed among member accounts at the end of 2013. UECU, the...

2014-01-08 12:29:37

Alliance expands discounts, services and practice management education for members LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA), two California-based doctor alliance groups serving most of the U.S., have formed a strategic alliance in order to create two distinct products for the market based on practice volume. The agreement took effect on Jan. 1 with the new organization providing services for...

2014-01-08 12:29:34

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. who enrolled in one of the issuer's health insurance plans prior to Dec. 23 have been granted an extension to pay their first month's premium. The new deadline for submitting payment has been moved to Jan. 22, with plan benefits retroactively effective on Jan. 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130903/DC73073LOGO) A health consumer becomes a member after payment has been posted to...

2014-01-03 16:22:50

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. is addressing higher call volumes and Kentuckians' interest in enrolling in health plans by extending call center hours and by adding call center staff. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130903/DC73073LOGO) "Kentuckians - many of whom may not have had health insurance before - have lots of questions, and are spending lots of time on the phone with our Member Services staff," said...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'