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ACS Launches Product to Help Employers Navigate Health Choices For Employees Entering Retirement Years

Informed Health Navigator(TM) unveiled at the World Research Group

Healthcare Management Conference in Chicago

DALLAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) today launched Informed Health Navigator(TM) to help large employers meet the changing healthcare needs of retirees, including millions of Baby Boomers about to enter their retirement years.

Informed Health Navigator is an innovative product that analyzes retirees' medical and drug claims, identifies Medicare enrollment options, and makes plan recommendations, said Will Saunders, ACS senior vice president. Saunders introduced the product at the World Research Group Healthcare Management Conference, held Oct. 29-30 in Chicago.

"Informed Health Navigator has the potential to reduce contributions and lower out-of-pocket expenses for members, and lower overall costs to plan sponsors," said Saunders. "Retiree healthcare costs make corporations less competitive in a global market, and Informed Health Navigator provides companies a solution once they have made the decision to change retirement benefit structures."

Informed Health Navigator helps plan administrators and retirees navigate extremely wide-ranging and complex healthcare choices. The product supports retiree health plan sponsors in managing competing Medicare plan options. It provides retirees personalized information about the plans available in their geographic area and how they compare with the retiree's specific medical and drug utilization, and helps them select the most cost-effective plans for their needs. Informed Health Navigator also offers access to a customer care center with trained representatives who can assist the retiree in making healthcare decisions.

More information on ACS Informed Health(TM) tools can be found at

ACS is a national leader in state healthcare program administration, offering a full spectrum of systems and complementary services through an integrated solution. From care management solutions and child health programs to pharmacy benefits management and traditional Medicaid fiscal agent services, ACS has a proven track record and extensive program management expertise. ACS is also a pioneer in fraud and abuse protection and other cost containment methodologies, and is known for its collaborative approach to client relationships that produce results over the long term. ACS supports more than 23 million program recipients and processes nearly 550 million Medicaid healthcare claims annually, representing close to $50 billion in provider payments. As the nation's largest government program pharmacy benefits administrator, ACS serves 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Labor with drug expenditures totaling more than $13 billion.

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 60,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." ACS makes technology work. Visit ACS on the Internet at

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