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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Highmark Inc. subsidiaries to Give $575,000 for education in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (June 28, 2022) — Students across the Commonwealth will benefit from $575,000 in grants awarded by Highmark Inc. subsidiaries through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. 

The Highmark subsidiaries funding the grants are HM Insurance Group and United Concordia Dental.  The $575,000 in funding supports a variety of scholarships, including $275,000 for pre-K scholarships and $150,000 for scholarships to provide alternate educational opportunities for children who live in areas with low-achieving schools. 

“Highmark companies know that education tremendously affects the health and resilience of communities.  We are committed to improving educational outcomes for children throughout the state and believe in the value that will be provided through these contributions,” said Dan Onorato, executive vice president & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Highmark Health. “We are proud to continue our support of Pennsylvania's EITC and OSTC programs to support students and families as they strive to live happier and healthier lives.”

The EITC and OSTC programs are available to Pennsylvania businesses paying any one of six specific state taxes and applying for participation to the program's administrator, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Highmark companies have provided more than $19 million dollars to support education through the EITC and OSTC programs over the past 15 years.  

About Highmark Inc.
One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. As the fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of approximately 6.8 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance and other related businesses. For more information, visit

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Aaron Billger
Highmark Health