Archive for December, 2013

TakeCare Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to Catholic Social Service

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

TakeCare Foundation Supports Elderly at Catholic Social Service

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

(December 6, 2013) – Barrigada, Guam. TakeCare Foundation awarded $5,000.00 to Catholic Social Service on Tuesday, November 26, 2014, for two coin-operated washer and dryer for the LIHENG Elderly Housing complex in Barrigada.

“The TakeCare Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to support the LIHENG Elderly Housing Units with the purchase of the laundry machines,” said Carlene Rios, TakeCare Foundation Chairperson. “This donation is in line with the Foundation’s mission to enhance the welfare of individuals and families in our community.”

Currently, tenants use old equipment or transport their laundry offsite. The TakeCare Foundation grant will enable tenants to access laundry service at their convenience on site.

“TakeCare has always been a strong supporter of our programs and clients,” stated Diana Calvo, Catholic Social Service Executive Director. “As a non-profit organization we are always looking at funding options, and it’s great to know that the TakeCare Foundation is there to help.”

The LIHENG Elderly Housing complex is home to ten tenants who are 60 years and older and who fall within 65% of the Area Median Income.

“100% of the proceeds of the grant will go towards purchasing the laundry machines and updating plumbing in the laundry room,” Calvo said.

(left to right): Michelle Alfonso, TakeCare Foundation Member; Sylvia Duenas, TakeCare Foundation Advisor; Diane Calvo. Executive Director, Catholic Social Service; Corey Roberts, FHP Clinic Administrator; Carlene Rios, TakeCare Foundation Chairperson and Christine Quinata, TakeCare Foundation Secretary.

Guam Chamber Member Group Health Insurance Program Launches January 1, 2014!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Guam Chamber Member Group Health Insurance Program Launches January 1, 2014!

HAGÅTÑA, GUAM -The Guam Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of its new Member Group Health Insurance Program designed to offer member companies of all sizes with a full range of health benefits (fully compliant with PPACA) at affordable rates. The program is open to all members of the Chamber and will be especially attractive to our small businesses that currently do not offer health coverage for themselves and their employees.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce has partnered with TakeCare Insurance Inc. to administer and promote the one-year, renewable program to Chamber members, which officially takes effect January 1, 2014.

‘We believe helping businesses, both large and small, offer affordable health care coverage to their employees will not only translate to lower costs and better quality care but a more productive workforce,’ says Gerry Perez, Chairman of the Board.

Open enrollment deadline for the program is December 20, 2013. Interested members are encouraged to contact the Guam Chamber office at (671) 472-6311/8001; with subject line: GHIP, for more information and assistance. Members can also contact TakeCare Senior Sales Manager Lissa Talavera, mobile: (671) 482-8557; Email: or TakeCare Account Executive Lou Hernandez, mobile: (671) 482-4487; Email: to sign up before the enrollment deadline.

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