Searching and claiming property is always free via www.patreasury.gov
Harrisburg – May 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This National Hospital Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord highlighted nearly $2 million in unclaimed property his department currently holds for hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities. These funds, like all of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury holds, are available for search and claim at patreasury.gov.
“Providing medical services is a job that never stops, and also one that requires significant financial investment to keep our communities healthy,” Treasurer McCord said. “That’s why during National Hospital Week I urge all medical facilities to visit patreasury.gov to find out if they are owed some of the nearly $2 million in unclaimed property we hold for these types of institutions. Every dollar helps in the fight to save lives and improve health.”
Treasurer McCord asked his Return Team to identify unclaimed property that belongs to health care facilities like Erie Eye Clinic, Dunham Army Health Clinic in Carlisle, and the Guthrie Health Clinic in Sayre, and hospitals such as Butler Memorial Hospital, York Hospital, and Brownsville General Hospital.
The nearly $2 million Treasury holds for hospitals and related organizations represents just a fraction of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property the department currently seeks to reunite with residents, businesses and organizations. The Treasurer encouraged everyone to search the unclaimed property database at patreasury.gov or call 1-800-222-2046. Searching and claiming property is always free through Treasury.
Often times, Treasurer McCord noted, holders will turn over unclaimed property to Treasury with misspelled or incomplete owner information. If a name is not found correctly spelled, the Treasurer suggested inverting a few letters or truncating the name. Treasury’s Return Team is available toll-free at 1-800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to help conduct a thorough search.
Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – things such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Since January 2009, the McCord Treasury has collected nearly $1.3 billion in property, returned more than $552 million to rightful owners, and generated about $738 million for the state’s General Fund through the Unclaimed Property Program.
To learn more about Pennsylvania’s Unclaimed Property Program or to search for property, visit www.patreasury.gov or call 1-800-222-2046.
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