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FPL proposes plan to refund customers nearly $400 million in federal corporate tax savings

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Friday, September 23, 2022

FPL does not profit from the fuel it purchases to generate electricity at power plants; it passes those costs directly to customers.

Key Points: 
  • FPL does not profit from the fuel it purchases to generate electricity at power plants; it passes those costs directly to customers.
  • FPL expects to file a mid-course fuel correction by the end of this year or early next year, which will result in an additional adjustment to rates in 2023.
  • FPL is committed to reducing and eventually eliminating the fuel portion of customer bills, but it will take time.
  • FPL has long been committed to helping customers find new ways to reduce their energy use, which is the best way to save on electric bills.

CHENMED INSTITUTES $50 MONTHLY STIPEND TO HELP HOURLY EMPLOYEES PAY FOR GAS

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

MIAMI, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed, one of the largest providers of primary care to Medicare-eligible seniors, has announced it will provide a gas allowance of $50 per month to most of its hourly employees, and challenges other healthcare companies to do the same. The assistance to healthcare employees will be paid out every month, for a total of 12 months, to team members affected most by the rising cost of gas. This gas allowance amounts to a total of more than $1 million.

Key Points: 
  • "The extra money really helps take some of the pressure off paying for gas.
  • "We heard from many employees during our last town hall event who wanted to know what we could do to help with rising gas prices," said Jim Whitling, chief human resources officer at ChenMed.
  • The year-long gas stipend will appear in most hourly employees' paychecks beginning this month.
  • "Getting help with everyday expenses such as gas is a big help and much appreciated."

Dr. Susan Schayes honored among "Top 50 Women Leaders of Georgia for 2022"

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ATLANTA, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women We Admire, which recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of today's women leaders across business, government, non-profits, entertainment, sports and other fields of work and interest, includes just one physician in the "Top 50 Women Leaders of Georgia for 2022" list just published. Susan Schayes, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer for ChenMed, a national leader in primary care, is honored for her expert clinical and business contributions helping the hyper-growth company transform care of the neediest populations through nearly 100 centers in 12 states.  

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  • ATLANTA, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Women We Admire, which recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of today's women leaders across business, government, non-profits, entertainment, sports and other fields of work and interest, includes just one physician in the " Top 50 Women Leaders of Georgia for 2022 " list just published.
  • Women We Admire and its affiliates focus on inspiring greatness in diverse settings by sharing educational content directly with 32,000 individuals and businesses.
  • This week, Dr. Schayes launched the nation's first Fellowship in Transformative Care (FIT), that's specifically designed to train ChenMed physician leaders of the future.
  • When asked about being among the "Top 50 Women Leaders of Georgia for 2022," Dr. Schayes describes the tremendous joy she still finds every day after decades of serving others as a doctor.

ChenMed Repeats as Healthiest Employer Honoree

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

MIAMI, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed, a leading senior-focused primary care practice operating nearly 100 centers in 12 states, is one of 24 companies and organizations recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as 2022 Healthiest Employers. ChenMed is the only healthcare company honored on the new list of South Florida employers "that have continued to keep their employees' well-being top of mind during the challenges of the last year." ChenMed also was recognized in the publication's 2021 Healthiest Employers list.

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  • ChenMed also was recognized in the publication's 2021 Healthiest Employers list.
  • "At ChenMed, wellness isn't only about great perks and amazing benefits.
  • ChenMed also supports other experiences such as Bike MS ride and Mercedes Benz Corporate Run based on team member suggestions and interests.
  • ChenMed brands include Chen Senior Medical Center , Dedicated Senior Medical Center and JenCare Senior Medical Center.

Sounds of Freedom: Free Juneteenth Gospel Concert Saturday, June 18, 2022

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Friday, June 17, 2022

RICHMOND, Va., June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- JenCare Senior Medical Center, a senior-focused primary care practice providing best-in-class care for thousands of underserved seniors in Richmond and Tidewater Virginia, as well as in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky and Louisiana is a proud sponsor of this Saturday's Sounds of Freedom: Juneteenth Gospel Concert and Health Fair at Virginia Union University (1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220).

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  • Hezekiah Walker
    More than 2,000 Richmond residents already have confirmed plans to attend the free event at the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at VUU by registering online , about doubling the prior year's free Juneteenth concert attendance.
  • During an interview this week, the Grammy-winning artist, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, explained, "I am so excited about this year, because we partnered with JenCare.
  • We wanted to do this concert to celebrate our seniors.
  • Bishop Hezekiah Walker is a Grammy Award-winning gospel music artist and Founder of the new Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia.

SUN SENTINEL NAMES CHENMED A WINNER OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA TOP WORKPLACES 2022 AWARD

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Friday, June 3, 2022

MIAMI, June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed has been awarded a Top Workplace in South Florida 2022 honor by The Sun Sentinel, placing fifth in the large company category. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMI, June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed has been awarded a Top Workplace in South Florida 2022 honor by The Sun Sentinel, placing fifth in the large company category.
  • The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.
  • "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward.
  • The Sun Sentinel also presented ChenMed with an award for its values Love, Accountability and Passion and how they're embedded in company culture.

CHENMED CELEBRATES ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH AS PART OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EFFORTS

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

MIAMI, May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed, a leading provider of primary care to underserved seniors, recognized Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during May with activities for team members.

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  • MIAMI, May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed, a leading provider of primary care to underserved seniors, recognized Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during May with activities for team members.
  • The celebration is part of the company's diversity and inclusion efforts and honors the contributions by people of Asian American and Pacific Islander American decent.
  • ChenMed is also spotlighting employees of Asian American and Pacific Islander American decent in its social media.
  • One way we can demonstrate this is by honoring AAPI heritage month," said Stephanie Chen, chief legal and culture officer at ChenMed.

FPL reaches agreement to place the North Florida Resiliency Connection into service in time for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

FPL and Duke Energy Florida have reached an agreement which allows the North Florida Resiliency Connection to remain on track to begin serving customers by the end of July.

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  • FPL and Duke Energy Florida have reached an agreement which allows the North Florida Resiliency Connection to remain on track to begin serving customers by the end of July.
  • State-of-the-art, storm-hardened transmission line to physically connect FPL's energy grid to Northwest Florida and help make Florida's energy grid even more resilient.
  • JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company today announced it has reached an agreement with Duke Energy Florida that allows the North Florida Resiliency Connection (NFRC) to remain on track to begin serving customers in time for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.
  • "We are pleased to have resolved all outstanding concerns between FPL and Duke Energy Florida pertaining to the North Florida Resiliency Connection transmission line," said FPL Chairman and CEO Eric Silagy.

CHENMED CERTIFIED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK® FOR SECOND YEAR

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

MIAMI, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partner Activated Insights have certified ChenMed, a leading primary care medical practice serving Medicare-eligible seniors, as a Great Place to Work for the second year in a row. More than 2,000 employees from across ChenMed's nearly 100 locations responded to the survey to say what they love about the company. The ChenMed's trust index score rose nearly four percent compared to last year and the response rate rose by nearly 24%.

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  • Team Members Note Company's Mission of Transforming Healthcare, Saving Seniors and Career Growth Opportunities
    MIAMI, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partner Activated Insights have certified ChenMed, a leading primary care medical practice serving Medicare-eligible seniors, as a Great Place to Work for the second year in a row.
  • Great Place to Work evaluates more than 60 elements of team members' experience on the job.
  • "We are so proud of continuing our Great Place to Work certification for two years running" said Stephanie Chen, Chief Legal and Culture Officer at ChenMed.
  • Activated Insights is the senior care affiliate of Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

ChenMed's Hernando Celada Named Modern Healthcare Top 25 Innovator - 2022

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

MIAMI, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hernando Celada, chief innovation and strategic initiatives officer at ChenMed, is among Modern Healthcare's 2022 class of Top Innovators. Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research and data, annually recognizes leaders who are instituting innovation and leading transformative programs that improve care by achieving measurable results and contributing to the clinical and financial goals of their organization. A proven market disruptor, ChenMed is the largest and fastest growing primary care medical practice included in the new Top Innovators list.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMI, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hernando Celada, chief innovation and strategic initiatives officer at ChenMed,is among Modern Healthcare's 2022 class of Top Innovators.
  • A proven market disruptor, ChenMed is the largest and fastest growing primary care medical practice included in the new Top Innovators list.
  • "Curity offers unparalleled opportunities to help reshape healthcare in America," explains Celada.
  • "The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid transformation, driven by innovations in digital health technology and demand for alternative care models.