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TMG Health Inc. Announces a New Agreement With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Thursday, June 2, 2011 General News J E 4
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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TMG Health, the leading provider of strategic Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions to the government health plan market, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the largest health plan in Minnesota, have announced that the two companies have entered into a five year agreement. TMG Health will utilize its robust, proprietary applications and in-depth business intelligence to provide a wide range of benefit plan administration services for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota government health plan sector.

Currently, TMG Health offers an innovative suite of technology-enabled services to a growing number of insurers, health plans, provider-sponsored plans, and self-sponsored employers in the Medicare Advantage, Part D, and Medicaid Managed Care markets. TMG Health provides services that touch the lives of millions of Americans throughout the United States.

Jack Tighe, President and CEO of TMG Health noted the significance of this most recent contract.  "With today's challenging health care market place, Business Process Outsourcing is attracting heightened interest on the part of large insurers and health plans.  It is a tribute to TMG Health's employees that our organization continues to be recognized as an industry leader based on our superior performance and selected to support large scale contracts such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota," said Tighe.

Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Government Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota, expressed his confidence in working with TMG Health. "TMG Health has a proven success formula for delivering exceptional service and advanced solutions for the government health plan market," he said. "This agreement will allow us to further our mission of delivering quality service to our government program members in the most efficient manner."

With over a decade of experience, TMG Health's technologies and services support more than 30 health plans with membership in 50 states. TMG Health's customers include start-up organizations and large, well-established health plans. "The key to successfully supporting our customers has been TMG's depth of technical expertise and empirical experience in the government health plan market – including Blues plans. This highly-specialized focus will bring added operational value, compliance and risk reduction to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.  TMG is pleased that we have been chosen as their partner and we look forward to supporting their government program initiatives over the next several years," explained Robert Dunn, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at TMG Health.

About TMG Health

TMG Health, Inc. is the leading provider of strategic Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions to the government health plan market. TMG Health offers an innovative suite of technology-enabled services to a growing number of health plans, provider-sponsored plans, and self-sponsored employers in the Medicare Advantage, Part D, and Medicaid Managed Care markets.

A subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States, TMG Health has consistently been recognized as the number one provider of BPO services to the government health plan market by the Brown Wilson Group's well regarded guide, "The Black Book of Outsourcing."

Visit www.tmghealth.com to learn more about TMG Health.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to www.bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Contact:Julie SpaceTMG HealthVP Product Management and Marketing Phone:  570-903-5715jspace@tmghealth.com

SOURCE TMG Health, Inc.

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