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Excellus Looking For Owners Of "Forgotten Funds"

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield is looking for people who may be due money from that insurer.

The Rochester-based company says that more than 13,600 people and companies in the state have "forgotten" more than $2.66 million in checks issued by Excellus Health Plan. That's in the form of unclaimed checks issued in 2011 to members and providers.

Every year, the state requires insurers to make a list of unclaimed checks that are at least three years old. The names are then placed in advertisements in local newspapers in an attempt to find the people who are owed money. If the money is not claimed by the end of August, it is turned over to the NYS Comptroller.

You can find a complete list of those who have checks to claim at:

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.