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HEALTHCARE COMPARE CORP. REPORTS ADDITION OF MAJOR NEW CLIENTS

 DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- James C. Smith, president and chief executive officer of HealthCare COMPARE Corp. (NASDAQ: HCCC), announced today that the company has entered into agreements to provide cost management services with, among others:
 -- R.E. Harrington
 -- National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
 -- Willis Corroon Administrative Services Corp.
 -- Foundation Health Medical Resource Management
 -- ARATEX
 -- A.B. DICK Company
 -- Western Farm Bureau
 -- Select Providers
 -- Boilermakers National Health and Welfare Fund
 Mr. Smith noted:
 -- R.E. Harrington is one of the five largest third party administrators in the country. COMPARE has already signed agreements with several of their largest clients, including American Veterinary Medical Association and the Oklahoma State School Board Association.
 -- The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association represents over 500 cooperatives nationally and provides coverage to over 55,000 insureds.
 -- Willis Corroon Administrative Services Corp. (WCASC), a national workers' compensation and group health third party administrator, will utilize the company's PPO and bill review services. WCASC is a subsidiary of London-based Willis Corroon Group, plc, one of the world's foremost insurance and reinsurance brokering organizations.
 -- Foundation Health Medical Resource Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foundation Health Plan, is engaged in the workers' compensation business. COMPARE will be providing The AFFORDABLE Medical Networks to its insureds.
 -- ARATEX and A.B. DICK Company are direct corporate clients who will be utilizing COMPARE's PPO services for their employees at multiple sites.
 -- Western Farm Bureau and Select Providers are regional insurers who will be utilizing The AFFORDABLE Medical Networks nationally.
 -- Boilermakers National Health and Welfare Fund is a Taft Hartley Trust representing over 20,000 union members and will be using The AFFORDABLE Medical Networks nationally.
 HealthCare COMPARE Corp. is America's leading independent provider of medical cost management services and offers the most comprehensive managed care programs available. COMPARE provides utilization management (COMPARE Medical Review Programs), computer assisted bill review and pricing services (OUCH Systems) and negotiation of fixed price contracts with medical providers to develop and maintain preferred provider networks (The AFFORDABLE Medical Networks) for the exclusive use of its clients. The company achieves significant medical cost savings for both group health and workers' compensation clients...without compromising the quality of care or freedom of choice.
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 /CONTACT: James C. Smith, president and CEO, or Joseph E. Whitters, CFO of HealthCare COMPARE Corp., 708-241-7900/
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