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U.S. HEALTHCARE'S WORKERS COMP ADVANTAGE SUBSIDIARY ENTERS INTO MAJOR CONTRACTS

 BLUE BELL, Pa., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers Comp Advantage (WCA), a subsidiary of U.S. Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: USHC), has been awarded major workers compensation managed care service contracts by Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company and New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group.
 Under the contract with Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company, WCA will provide managed care services to companies insured by Harleysville exceeding a certain premium amount in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Similarly, under the agreement with the New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group, WCA will provide managed care services to more than 120 school districts in New Jersey.
 "We expect these contracts to sharply increase the number of employees who receive managed care workers compensation services through WCA," said Sherrill Neff, senior vice president of U.S. Healthcare. Neff said he sees these developments as further evidence that the field of workers compensation is moving increasingly toward a managed care environment. "U.S. Healthcare, with its strong history of case management and its excellent medical provider network, is well positioned to take advantage of this trend," he added.
 U.S. Healthcare provides comprehensive managed care health services to more than 1.5 million members through health maintenance organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland. In addition to managed care workers compensation services offered through Workers Comp Advantage, the company provides a variety of other managed health care services to self-insured and other employers, quality assessment and improvement programs, patient surveys, outcome tracking and data analysis systems for providers and purchasers of health care.
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 /CONTACT: Sherrill Neff, senior vp of U.S. Healthcare, 215-654-5720, or Jana Joustra of FCB, 215-790-4223, for U.S. Healthcare/
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CO: U.S. Healthcare, Inc.; Workers Comp Advantage; Harleysville Mutual
 Insurance Company; New Jersey School Boards Association ST: Pennsylvania, New Jersey IN: INS SU: CON


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