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Date:1/30/2009

DALLAS, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Some fourth-graders at the Sidney Lanier Center for Arts in Dallas now find it a little more relaxing to enjoy a good book. This after their teacher purchased beanbag chairs and pillows funded largely in part by a donation from Equal Health. The Arlington, Texas-based healthcare company made the generous contribution in December through http://www.donorschoose.org, a website that lets teachers post proposals for classroom necessities.

After reading about a fourth-grade literacy teacher's desire to encourage better reading habits, Equal Health executives wanted to help her achieve that goal. "When we heard about the classroom needs of one of our local teachers we decided it was the perfect opportunity to help students in the community we live in," says Brady Speers, CEO of Equal Health. Chris Novinger, the company's president, went on to say, "Children are our future; they'll be doing our jobs someday and if there is anything this company can do to improve the education of today's youth then we'll make every effort to do it." To read the full proposal from the fourth-grade teacher you can find it online at http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=163669.

Not only has Equal Health contributed to educational efforts this past year, in 2008 the Christian-based company has also given generously to relief efforts in Galveston following hurricane Ike, The March of Dimes' Tarrant County March for Babies, The Boys' and Girls' Club of Denton, Santa's Helpers and other local and national charities.

Equal Health specializes in connecting individuals, families, and businesses with healthcare options beyond traditional insurance plans. With licensed agents across the country, Equal Health has become one of the nation's fastest-growing hea
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