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Destiny Health Offers Wisconsin Employers Dual Option with PPO.

Helps ease transition from traditional plans to HRA or HSA plans

CHICAGO -- The Destiny Health Plan announces today the offering of its new PPO option to Wisconsin employers. The PPO plan will be available on March 1, 2007, as an option alongside Destiny Health's Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) compliant options. This unique flexibility is driven by some employers' concerns over the satisfaction of their employees with their health plans and belief that it would be easier to transition their employees to HRA or HSA plans over time rather than all at once.

As with their consumer-directed health plan, Destiny Health will also include its wellness program, Vitality, with the PPO option. Vitality is a critical first step in engaging employees to control health care costs. Through this program, members earn Vitality Bucks[TM] for making healthy choices like smoking cessation, disease management, or starting an exercise program, among others. These Bucks can be redeemed for Vitality Rewards[R] that include airline miles, vacation packages, name brand merchandise and more.

"There is currently a knowledge gap regarding the benefits of consumer-directed health plan options," said Arthur Carlos, President and CEO of Destiny Health. "Our new PPO option fills this gap by providing members with the comfort to select a traditional PPO option now and ongoing reports that show their suitability for a consumer-directed health plan based on their health care utilization. Additionally, Vitality provides further financial incentives for members to convert to a consumer-directed health plan that reduce their out-of-pocket costs."

About Destiny Health

Destiny Health's innovative consumer-directed health plan is designed to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives, by balancing comprehensive health insurance coverage with incentives that motivate active participation in health care and reward healthy behaviors.

Destiny Health's consumer-focused strategy is modeled after Destiny Health's parent company, Discovery, an international life and health insurance company that has successfully enrolled over 2 million members in its medical plan since 1992. Combined, Destiny Health and Discovery are the largest providers of consumer-directed health care in the world.

Destiny Health has forged partnerships with some of the most respected and recognized names in the health and wellness field to help extend the reach of its consumer-directed health plan. Destiny Health Plan members enjoy robust perks through partnerships with Life Time Fitness, Curves and other regional and local fitness facilities. To learn more, visit http://www.destinyhealth.com.
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