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ALTA HEALTH STRATEGIES ASSUMES MANAGEMENT OF MIDWEST BENEFITS

 ALTA HEALTH STRATEGIES ASSUMES MANAGEMENT OF MIDWEST BENEFITS
 SALT LAKE CITY, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ALTA Health Strategies Inc. (ALTA), one of the nation's largest health care cost management companies serving the self-insured market, has assumed management of Midwest Benefits Inc., a third party health benefits administrator in Detroit. Midwest Benefits will become ALTA's sales and claims office in Detroit.
 Midwest Benefits employs 180, serves 300 clients and generated approximately $10 million in revenue in 1991.
 Commenting on the move, W. Terry Nofsinger, ALTA's president and chief executive officer, said, "We are delighted at the prospect of being able to work with the team of health care professionals at Midwest Benefits, and we welcome them to ALTA. The prospect of being able to build upon their resources and reputation in the Midwestern states is very exciting."
 ALTA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Financial Management Corp. (FFMC) of Atlanta. FFMC is a national leader in information services, offering a vertically integrated set of data processing, storage and management products for the capture, manipulation and distribution of data. Midwest Benefits was acquired by FFMC in 1991.
 ALTA Health Strategies provides a broad range of health care management services including claims administration, utilization review, provider networks, insurance brokerage and data analysis and reporting. ALTA's services are marketed principally to employers with self-funded group health benefit plans or employers with insured plans which are seeking health care management alternatives.
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 /CONTACT: W. Terry Nofsinger of ALTA Health Strategies, 801-568-5500/ CO: ALTA Health Strategies Inc.; Midwest Benefits Inc. ST: Utah, Michigan IN: HEA SU:


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