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HEALTHCARE COMPARE CORP. REPORTS ADDITION OF MAJOR NEW CLIENTS

 DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 30 /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:
 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Utah
 The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
 International Technology Corp.
 MedTrac, Inc.
 National Student Services
 National Asbestos Workers Medical Fund
 Peoria Area Labor Management Council
 Sheet Metal Workers National Benefit Funds
 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Utah will be utilizing the company's PPO network to provide a health care delivery network outside of their operations in Utah, Blue Cross has approximately 20,000 enrollees currently who can access the COMPARE's PPO networks as a result of this contract.
 -- The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) represents over 20,000 members nationally who will be accessing the company's PPO network.
 -- International Technology Corp. is a direct corporate account that will be utilizing COMPARE's PPO services for their employees at multiple sites.
 -- MedTrac is a leading group health and worker's compensation medical cost management firm. Medtrac will utilize The AFFORDABLE Medical Network and Occupational-Urgent Care Health Systems, Inc. bill review services.
 -- National Student Services represents various universities and colleges nationally with enrollment over 30,000 members who will utilize The AFFORDABLE Medical Network.
 -- National Asbestos Workers and Sheet Metal Workers International are Health and Welfare funds representing over 10,000 members who will utilize the company's PPO services nationally.
 -- Peoria Area Labor Management Council is a coalition of corporations and organized labor throughout central Illinois and will offer the AFFORDABLE Medical Networks and COMPARE Medical Review Programs to its over 30,000 members.
 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 our clients. We achieve 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, chief financial officer of HealthCare COMPARE Corp., 708-241-7900/
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