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HEALTHCARE COMPARE CORP. REPORTS ADDITION OF MAJOR NEW CLIENTS

 DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James C. Smith, president and chief executive officer of HealthCare COMPARE Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: HCCC) announced today that the company has entered into agreements to provide group health cost management services to new clients with over 30,000 employees which include:
 Consolidated Stores Corp.
 Insignia Financial Group, Inc.
 National Health Laboratories Incorporated
 Nalco Chemical Company
 Maytag
 The Salvation Army/Western Territory
 REGIT
 In addition, United Airlines, Inc., which represents over 70,000 employees, will have access to COMPARE's bill review, medical management and PPO services for its workers' compensation related expenses. This represents a key cross sale of services since COMPARE currently provides utilization review and PPO services to United for its group health services.
 Smith commented that he was particularly pleased with these new client signings since they represent all aspects of our business with particular emphasis on direct corporate accounts.
 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 their clients. According to the company, they 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, CEO, or Joseph E. Whitters, chief financial officer of HealthCare COMPARE Corp., 708-241-7900/
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