The Chronicles Of Grant County

town of silver city town hall swfolks aj brittain may 16 2018 35The Town Hall of Silver City is located in the downtown of the Grant County seat. (The photograph was provided courtesy of A J Brittain, May 16, 2018.)

Several governmental entities that serve people of Grant County have been contacted by The Chronicles Of Grant County during the past two months to determine if funds that appear to be unclaimed monies due to those governmental entities are in fact funds due to them. These funds are being held by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.

The Town of Silver City received more than $500.00 from these efforts, according to Celia Dominguez, Personnel Officer at the Town of Silver City. "Thank you for bringing this to our attention."

Grant County is another local governmental entity that was interested in the findings from this research. "We will be submitting claims to collect these funds," stated Linda Vasquez, Fiscal Service Director for Grant County. "Thank you for pointing this out."

According to information on the MissingMoney.Com website, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported more than $100 due to "County Grant," while Countrywide Home Loans reported more than $100 due to "County Treasurer Grant." Globe Life [Insurance] reported that it owed less than $100 to "Grant County, NM."

The Gila Regional Medical Center "…is county-owned, not-for-profit, and currently licensed as a 25-bed critical access hospital," according to a statement from the Medical Center. This governmental entity has been contacted on several occasions. More than two months ago, the Hospital was informed of a number of unclaimed funds potentially due to the Medical Center. The Hospital indicated that it has "…not been able to determine the validity of these claims." No further responses have come, thus far, from the Medical Center.

General American Life Insurance reported that it owed less than $100 to "General Hospital Hillcrest." The Medical Center reported its predecessor institution was known as "Hillcrest General Hospital" from 1959 to 1983.

MetLife Insurance Company reported that it owed four amounts - three amounts more than $100, with one amount less than $100 - to Gila Regional Medical Center. Also, MetLife Insurance Company reported that it owed more than $100 to "Gila Regional Med Ct R."

Three additional insurance companies – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, American Continental Insurance, and Loyal American Life Insurance – reported that they each owed less than $100 to Gila Regional Medical Center, while Presbyterian Health Plan, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, and CIT Group each reported that they owed more than $100 to Gila Regional Medical Center.

Stryker Corporation and Itron reported that each owed more than $100 to "Gila Regional Medical Ctr." Xerox Corporation reported that it owed more than $100 to "Gila Regional Med Ctr." Brighthouse Life Insurance reported that it owed funds to Gila Regional Medical Center and three separate individuals.

Information about unclaimed funds potentially due to other governmental entities in Grant County will be detailed in future editions of The Chronicles Of Grant County.

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