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South Carolina braces for loss of health insurers

...policies in South Carolina, affecting more than 30,000 people, according to the state Insurance Department.Agency spokeswoman Ann Roberson said insurers cited the federal health care overhaul in abandoning the state's individual or small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-25/south-carolina-braces-loss-he
Elder care home cited for issues days before fight

...Environmental Control. The agency reviewed the plan last Wednesday and is seeking additional explanations, said agency spokeswoman Lindsey Evans.A previous inspection in June resulted in five "Class 1" violations related to fire safety, such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-27/elder-care-home-cited-issues-
Many insured in S.Carolina must buy new health plans

...nearly 12,400 people had visited the Medicaid Web site, and more than 6,600 people had created accounts, said agency spokeswoman Colleen Mullis.The 21,325 total applications received represented an increase of several thousand more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-28/many-insured-scarolina-must-buy-new
SC unemployment agency reducing offices from 56 to 40

...19.The Department of Employment and Workforce is reducing its offices for unemployment services from 56 to 39.Agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell says clients can still get services online or by calling a toll-free number. But for face-to-face...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-04/sc-unemployment-agency-reduci
South Carolina agency's Web site defaced

...appeared on the Department of Em ployment and Workforce Web site Saturday evening claiming, "This site was hacked."Agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell said officials believe it was a "Web site defacement." She said the image was taken down after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-12-22/south-carolina-agencys-w
Georgia looks into 'unusually high' numbers of child deaths

...analyzed the causes of the deaths and identified ways the agency could improve prevention of and responses to deaths.Agency spokeswoman Susan Boatwright called the number of deaths in the central and southwest Georgia regions "unusually high" relative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-06/georgia-looks-unusually-high-
S.C. jobless required to search on Web site

...It's definitely a way of encouraging people to look for and apply for jobs that meet their qualification," said agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell.The policy, which took effect Aug. 11, resulted in 17,147 people losing their benefits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-31/sc-jobless-required-search-we
29,000 S.C. unemployed to stop receiving payments by year's end

...program's waning weeks, those payments will end by Dec. 31, though some will receive benefits as late as Jan. 2, agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell said.She could not immediately provide a breakdown on how many weeks the 26,200 otherwise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-27/29000-sc-unemployed-stop-rece
S.C. unemployment agency to cut workers, route customers online

...Finan said.They follow the elimination of 130 jobs over the past six months.Since 2010, the federal government has decreased what it sends the state for operations by $15 million, said agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-09/sc-unemployment-agency-cut-wo
Medicaid pay raise for doctors? Not here, not yet

...is expected to begin this summer for almost all states, Kaiser Health News reported Tuesday, quoting a federal agency spokeswoman.But Georgia won't be among them.The projected date for physicians in Georgia to get the pay bump is November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-18/medicaid-pay-raise-doctors-n