We reported strong development in the homecare services business this season and we expect to see this pattern continue with new contract wins comparable to Redbridge. I look forward to continuing this momentum and updating our shareholders as we move ahead. .. Allied Healthcare secures contract to provide home care services Allied Healthcare International Inc. as you of six providers within Redbridge, a borough of London with a inhabitants of 250,000. This award, which was guaranteed in August 2009, is Allied’s first contract with Redbridge and is currently in its execution stage in planning for the contract begin in November 2009. Allied use its London East branch to service the agreement. Penetrating the London marketplace has been one of our objectives and we are producing great progress securing long-term agreement wins in your community.In response to changing marketplace demands and employers’ needs, Aflac has improved its group short-term disability policy, allowing businesses to provide competitive, quality advantages to employees, at no immediate cost to the business. Aflac’s GSTD features include: Guaranteed-issue: The monthly benefit has been risen to a maximum of $3,000 for those who qualify, at the mercy of certain requirements. Total underwriting is not required.Related StoriesUCLA launches second Grand Problem to reduce health and financial impacts of depressionDeaths from avoidable risk reasons: an interview with Dr Ali Mokdad, IHMEMarriage position linked to survival outcomes following cardiac surgeryCredit for pre-existing conditions: If the GSTD policy replaces other group short-term disability insurance coverage, employees receive credit toward Aflac’s pre-existing conditions limitation clause.