Bluechoice HealthPlan Now Accepted at HHRMC 
 
Wednesday, 29 November 2006 
 
 
Hilton Head Island, S.C. November 27, 2006– BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina has added Hilton Head Regional Medical Center to its networks.

Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, which provides acute care services including 24/7 emergency care, has served Southern Beaufort County of South Carolina for more than 30 years. Licensed for 93 beds, the hospital offers the services of approximately 100 affiliated physicians and more than 50 allied health professionals. The hospital provides a number of services, including specialties in cardiac care, cancer care, orthopedics, ophthalmology and physical rehabilitation.

Also included in this network are the services provided at the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, including the Primary & Urgent Care Center and Outpatient Surgery Center.

“The addition of BlueChoice HealthPlan at Hilton Head Regional and Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center further extends our commitment to the community by providing more in-network options for the residents in our community,” said Todd Lockcuff, Chief Financial Officer at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.

“We’re pleased to offer an additional choice alternative to our BlueChoice members in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area,” said BlueChoice President Mary Mazzola Spivey.

Hilton Head Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, visit www.hiltonheadregional.com.

BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina (www.BlueChoiceSC.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and both are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

BlueChoice HealthPlan has an A+ rating from A.M. Best and an Excellent Accreditation status, the highest level awarded, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

BlueChoice HealthPlan has more than 7,000 physicians in its statewide network and serves approximately 208,000 members. BlueChoice HealthPlan offers four group health plans and one individual plan for children.