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Capital BlueCross Receives Prestigious Corporation of the Year Award

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross received the 2008 Corporation of the Year Award from the Central PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals during a celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 17 in Harrisburg. The award recognizes the daily contributions made by corporations, individuals, foundations and volunteers.

As a company headquartered in central Pennsylvania, Capital BlueCross remains part of the fabric of the communities it serves, annually providing financial support to more than 100 organizations representing education, human services, the arts, entertainment and professional sports. Capital BlueCross is also one of the region's largest contributors to the United Way of the Capital Region.

On an individual level, it is well known throughout the community that Capital BlueCross employees are very generous with their time, volunteering thousands of hours supporting community activities and organizations.

"At Capital BlueCross, we believe that being a good corporate citizen is a duty -- and a privilege," said William Lehr, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO of Capital BlueCross. "Supporting local charitable institutions and organizations is one of the ways that we can reach out to help enhance the quality of life of the people of our region today and for tomorrow. Philanthropic work binds us together as a community of businesses and individuals who believe in the future of our region - and who understand that it takes commitment and investment to secure a safe, healthy and culturally rich future for our children and grandchildren."

Capital BlueCross was nominated for the Corporation of the Year Award by Pressley Ridge, formerly Family & Children Services of Central PA, and by CHANNELS Food Rescue.

Capital BlueCross is the leading health insurer in its market, providing health insurance coverage to nearly one million people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Capital BlueCross is committed to making health insurance simple, offering easy to use health care and personal service at competitive prices. The company has been serving its customers through all the stages of their life for more than 70 years and employs more than 2,300 people.

Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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