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Paragon Benefits, Inc. Selects North Star Health for Data Analysis and Cost Management Reporting
Date:3/3/2009

Paragon Benefits, Inc. to roll out Lumina to the Georgia Banker's Insurance Trust

ATLANTA, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Benefits, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Georgia Bankers Association Insurance Trust (GBAIT), announced today a partnership with Atlanta-based North Star Health, a health care data analytics company. Lumina(TM), North Star Health's revolutionary product, is a cost and care management program that integrates wellness, preventive health, disease management and predictive health functionalities into one platform. Designed for both employer and employee use by separate online portals, the program provides visibility and self-directed management of healthcare costs as well as health and wellbeing.

"Our search for a system that allows maximum flexibility in reporting led us directly to the Lumina(TM) product from North Star Health. Lumina's ability to link the employee health data directly to the employer through a single database platform gives us the ability to report across an entire employer base population, regardless of the number of health plans offered," says Dan Thomason, Chairman and CEO of Paragon Benefits. "The intuitive dashboards and robust reporting capabilities will allow us to analyze claims data in way that will give us a competitive edge in the marketplace with our employer groups."

Cheryl Gunn, President and COO of Paragon Benefits said, "Our goal was to find a system that could give us a better understanding of the overall cost of a diagnosis, and greater insight into management of healthcare expenditures. Lumina not only does this, but also allows us to identify risk factors associated with the mostly costly ICD-9 codes and chronic conditions."

Says Ken Horowitz, CEO of North Star Health, "We are excited about the partnership with Paragon and working with a team who shares our focus on helping to manage healthcare costs for self-funded health plans. Their dynamic and innovative nature makes them a great fit for North Star Health."

Paragon Benefits, Inc. will offer North Star Health's Lumina(TM) to all its employer groups after the roll out to GBAIT in 2009.

ABOUT PARAGON BENEFITS, INC.

Paragon Benefits, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Georgia Bankers Association Insurance Trust (GBAIT), which provides the insurance for 90 percent of the Community Banks in Georgia. Paragon Benefits was founded in 1987 and currently administers benefits and claims for more than 80,000 members. In addition to administering the GBAIT plan, which includes more than 400 banks, they also administer more than 30 self-funded accounts and 300 cafeteria plans.

ABOUT NORTH STAR HEALTH

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, North Star Health (www.northstarhealth.com) is a health care data analytics company providing risk, cost, and care-management solutions for health plans, TPAs, brokers, self-insured companies, wellness companies, disease management companies, provider networks, and benefits consulting groups. Lumina(TM) from North Star Health integrates wellness, preventive health, disease management and predictive health functionalities into one platform. It was developed in conjunction with a nationally recognized health care policy expert and economist, Dr. Ken E. Thorpe.

    Press Contact:
    Sherry Farrugia
    North Star Health, Inc.
    Phone: (404) 419-2102
    Fax: (404) 419-2101
    Email: sfarrugia@northstarhealth.com
    www.northstarhealth.com


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