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Maxicare Health Plans Selects TriZetto for $50 Million Contract

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA--The TriZetto Group, Inc. , a leading provider of Internet-enabled application services and e-business platforms for the health care industry, announced today the signing of a seven-year contract with Maxicare Health Plans, Inc. , a 425,000-member managed health care company. Under the terms of the agreement, TriZetto will provide Maxicare with both application services provider (ASP) and HealthWeb e-business solutions.

Daniel Spirek, president of TriZetto ASP Solutions, says, "This contract demonstrates TriZetto's unique ability to assemble best-of-class applications and technology from a variety of vendors and deliver a preintegrated solution set on a cost-predictable basis. Additionally, this will allow Maxicare to access leading applications with minimal capital investment and predictable operating costs."

Contracted ASP and HealthWeb services will include: online delivery of an array of third-party software applications for administrative functions; design, replacement, and maintenance of connectivity infrastructure; data warehousing; and medical management applications that will enable Maxicare to improve quality service while reducing administrative cost.

According to Gail Knopf, senior vice president of operations of HealthWeb, a business unit of TriZetto, "HealthWeb will enable Maxicare to extend its information infrastructure to its trading partners, including physicians, members, and brokers. Empowering Maxicare's members and providers with direct access to information will result in reduced transaction time and costs as well as enhanced member satisfaction."

Maxicare Health Plans, Inc. is a managed health care company with operations in Indiana and California, with 425,000 members and contracts with over 20,000 medical providers around the country. The company also offers various employee benefit packages through its subsidiaries (Maxicare Life and Health Insurance Company and HealthAmerica Corporation). Maxicare is one of America's most experienced health maintenance organizations.

The TriZetto Group, Inc. is a leading provider of vertical, Internet-enabled application services and e-business platforms for the health care industry. As an application services provider, TriZetto hosts software for a predictable monthly fee, saving customers significant time, money, and frustration. HealthWeb, its e-business platform, assists health care administrators and professionals in performing their routine tasks and facilitates information exchange and ecommerce among all key health care participants: providers, health plans, employers, and health-plan members. TriZetto is headquartered in Newport Beach.