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Dental Network of America Becomes Largest National Dental Network in the U.S.
Date:12/15/2008

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental Network of America, Inc. (DNoA), announces double digit growth of 26% for 2008 in its national dental network -- the DNoA Preferred Network -- now totaling over 120,000 dentist access points nationwide.

This significant network growth places DNoA as the largest dental network, in terms of access points in the United States, per NetMinder data as of September 2008, powered by The Ignition Group (http://www.theignitiongroup.net).

DNoA is offering members expanded access to dentists in all 50 states. DNoA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and currently acts as the network and claims administrator for dental benefits to over 2.4 million members through HCSC's Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and through Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company.

"Through strategic partnerships and aggressive recruitment campaigns we were able to achieve this exciting milestone," stated John Doyle, President and CEO of DNoA. "We are thrilled to offer our members such exceptional national access -- allowing them to choose from an even larger selection of dentists and locations throughout the country."

Doyle added, "While this milestone is a great achievement, we do expect our network growth to continue throughout 2009."

About Dental Network of America

Dental Network of America (DNoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). DNoA acts as the claims and network administrator for all HCSC dental programs, providing comprehensive administrative and consultative support. DNoA also offers services in proprietary network development, actuarial, underwriting, marketing and sales support to their clients. Dental products are administered for groups with as few as two employees to thousands of employees.

About Health Care Service Corporation

Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and the fourth largest health insurer in the country overall, with 12.4 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. HCSC also has a rating of AA- (Very Strong) from Standard and Poor's, Aa3 (Excellent) from Moody's and A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best Company. For more information, visit http://www.HCSC.com.

Contact: Lynne Culberson, DNoA

lculberson@dnoa.com -- (630) 691-0302


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