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PHS Health Plans President Elected to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council.

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SHELTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2001

PHS Health Plans announced today that Barry Averill, president, has been elected to the board of directors of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC), the region's largest business organization, serving more than 1,000 member companies.

"I'm pleased to have been chosen to serve on the BRBC board of directors," Averill said, "and look forward to working with other Connecticut leaders to develop programs and initiatives that ensure the region's continued growth and prosperity."

Averill received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky. Recently relocated to Connecticut, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of HMOs; Illinois HMO Guaranty Association and the Chicago Health policy Council.

"We're delighted to welcome Barry Averill to our board, and know he'll be a valuable contributor to achieving our strategic goals and better serving our members," said Paul Timpanelli, BRBC president and CEO.

Physicians Health Services, Inc. (doing business as PHS Health Plans) is a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), formerly Foundation Health Systems, Inc., one of the nation's largest publicly traded managed healthcare companies, serving more than five million Americans with a broad selection of health plans and related services. Additional information about Health Net, Inc., is available at www.health.net.

PHS Health Plans is a full-service health plan that serves over one million members in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With a physician network comprising more than 72,000 healthcare provider locations, PHS Health Plans is the third-largest health plan in the Northeast, offering a full array of open-access products and coordination for multi-region employers. Additional information about PHS Health Plans is available on the Internet at www.phshealthplans.com.

The Bridgeport Regional Business Council is a voluntary organization of businesses within the Bridgeport region working together to create an environment for business expansion, retention and recruitment that will result in jobs and tax-base growth. The BRBC and its affiliates provide information about the Bridgeport region on the Business Council's Internet site, www.brbc.org.
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