Category: News Updates

Families that cannot take advantage of the Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program because their home is not sound enough to qualify will now be helped through a partnership between Delaware’s Sustainable Energy Utility [DESEU] and Catholic Charities, Inc. The DESEU will provide $700,000 in funding for the Pre-Weatherization Assistance Program. Catholic Charities will administer the program…

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and M&T Bank Corporation announced that M&T has received regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve to complete the merger with Hudson City. The transaction is expected to be completed on or about Nov. 1, pending approval by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the satisfaction of customary closing…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Wilmington Trust are asking a federal judge to halt an investor lawsuit stemming from the bank’s collapse until criminal charges against several former executives are resolved. Wilmington Trust attorneys said in court papers this week that document production in the lawsuit should be put on hold following the recent…

Dover, Del. — Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart released Delaware’s Qualified Health Plan rates for Plan Year 2016.  Weldin submitted her approved rates to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in August. CMS, which has final authority on the rates, approved them on Sept. 21. Stewart recommended approval of a 22.4% rate increase…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say St. Francis hospital in Wilmington has agreed to a $4 million settlement related to improper Medicare and Medicaid billing. The settlement announced Tuesday involves improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for patients admitted into a Wilmington inpatient rehabilitation unit between 2007 and 2010 when admission was not medically necessary…

New welcome signs greet visitors as they cross the Delaware border. They say “Welcome to Delaware – Endless Discoveries.”  They are part of a larger campaign that will list attractions off Delaware highways. The Delaware Tourism Office, in collaboration with DelDOT, erected the signs in all three counties late last month. The ongoing re-branding campaign…