WILTON, CONN., November 18, 2014 — Representatives from Connolly iHT presented 40 tote bags to the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter’s Totes of Hope Program. The totes were filled by employee volunteers with items donated by Connolly iHT and many of its employees.
Totes of Hope provides homeless veterans with personal care items for homeless veterans. The Red Cross works with local organizations that serve veterans to reach those in need.
“Totes of Hope is a way for the community to bring some comfort to men and women who gave so much in service to our country,” said Jan Radke, senior director, military and international services with the Connecticut Chapter. Radke noted that, in addition to the items placed in each tote, a brief note of thanks and support is included.
The Employee Activities Committee at Connolly spearheaded the effort. Senior Human Resources Coordinator Jessica Smith and Marketing Coordinator Mario Pittore coordinated the project in Connolly iHT’s Wilton, Connecticut, office. Receptionist Miki Pignone led a similar effort at the office in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, where an additional 80 totes were collected and will be shared with the Southeastern Pennsylvania American Red Cross chapter.
Jessica Smith said the project was a good fit for the company. “Connolly iHT has a history of giving back to our communities and this is one of many local charitable efforts we participate in. Other projects include a Back-to-School drive through United Way that supports low-income families in Norwalk by providing clothing, backpacks and supplies to start school with, community food drives, and other efforts. .
American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter Corporate Engagement Team Member Chris Hans accepted the totes on behalf of the Red Cross. “We appreciate Connolly’s support of this project,” Hans said. “In so many ways, they make a difference in our communities.”
Totes of Hope is part of Red Cross Service to Armed Forces. Helping military families has been central to the American Red Cross mission since its founding in 1881 by Clara Barton, who had previously devoted herself to helping care for soldiers during the Civil War. Service to Armed Forces programs include emergency communications; links to community resources and emergency financial assistance; counseling and advocacy; and outreach activities that help to bring comfort and friendly visitors to veterans in medical facilities across the state. For more information about American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces, visit www.redcross.org.
About Connolly iHealth Technologies: Created by the merger of Connolly and iHealth Technologies in May of 2012 and with over 2,000 employees globally, the Company provides its services to over 80% of the top healthcare payers and 77% of the largest retailers in the U.S. Through the company’s efforts, more than $3.5 billion in savings is generated for its clients by reducing and recovering costs, improving processes and financial performance, and improving regulatory compliance.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Wilton, CT, Connolly LLC is a leading payment integrity / recovery auditing firm that processes over 3 trillion payment records each year, recovering more than $2 billion in overpayments for its clients through its two lines of business, Healthcare and Retail. Appearing on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for seven consecutive years, Connolly has twice been named a “Best Places to Work in Connecticut” firm.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, iHealth Technologies is a leading provider of software-based recovery auditing solutions focused primarily on pre-payment audit review of medical claims. iHT helps clients achieve accuracy in their payment policy through a rules-based engine that checks claims for errors related to clinical coding.
For additional information, please visit Connolly at www.connolly.com and iHT at www.ihealthtechnologies.com.
About the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter:
The American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter responds to an average of 500 local disasters each year; provides disaster preparedness information and life safety training to tens of thousands of Connecticut residents annually; supports Connecticut military families with emergency communications services, counseling, advocacy and access to emergency financial assistance; and supports collection of an average of 130,000 units of life saving blood each year. Visit www.redcross.org/ct for more information. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ctredcross and on Twitter @CTRedCross