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Dr. Mitchell Resnick Joins HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance as Medical Director, Western Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH -- Mitchell Resnick, D.O., M.B.A., has accepted the position of medical director for HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance's western Pennsylvania region. In this role, Dr. Resnick will manage medical affairs in western Pennsylvania, including responsibility for the medical administration of Advantra, HealthAmerica's Medicare Advantage plan.

Prior to joining HealthAmerica, Dr. Resnick served as medical director for Cigna/Intracorp in Pittsburgh. He was also a practicing internist with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for nine years. Dr. Resnick has worked as a consulting internist with Providence Community Health Systems in Rhode Island and as a medical consultant with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. He received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and his master's in business administration from Bryant University.

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Resnick to our team here at HealthAmerica," said Robert L. Dawson, president and chief executive officer of HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance. "His extensive experience in the field of medical administration will be an asset, especially in our Medicare line of business which is currently expanding into central Pennsylvania."

Dr. Resnick is based at the HealthAmerica office in Pittsburgh and can be reached at (412) 577-5452 or by e-mail at MDResnick@cvty.com.

About HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance

HealthAmerica Pennsylvania, Inc., has a 30-year record of providing health care benefits. HealthAmerica, HealthAssurance Pennsylvania, Inc., and affiliate companies cover over 720,000 members in Pennsylvania and Ohio through PPO, POS, HMO, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage plans. In addition, HealthAmerica offers a product for individuals and families who are not eligible for employer-sponsored health care benefits, Medicare, or Medicaid, called HealthAmericaOne. HealthAmerica earned an "Excellent" Accreditation for its HMO plan and HealthAssurance earned an "Excellent" Accreditation for the HealthAssurance POS by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to measuring the quality of America's health care. With corporate offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance provide managed health care products and services to over 12,000 employers in Pennsylvania and Ohio. HealthAmerica and its affiliates employ over 1,500 people in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit HealthAmerica's website at www.healthamerica.cvty.com.

HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance are subsidiaries of Coventry Health Care, Inc. a national managed health care company based in Bethesda, Maryland operating health plans, insurance companies, network rental / managed care services companies, and workers' compensation services companies. Coventry provides a full range of risk and fee-based managed care products and services, including HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation and Network Rental to a broad cross section of employer and government-funded groups, government agencies, and other insurance carriers and administrators in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The company is also a filed applicant in 34 Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) regions to be a national Medicare PDP provider. More information is available on the Internet at www.cvty.com and www.firsthealth.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, relating to future events or future financial performance. Actual performance may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties, including those described in Coventry Health Care, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, as filed with the SEC.
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