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Touchstone Health Responds to Economic Slowdown With Cost Savings and Added Benefits on 2009 Plans
Date:11/10/2008

offer $0 copayment for generic prescriptions that include many well-known drug types and are prescribed for numerous chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Health and wellness EXTRA benefits. In 2009, Touchstone Health beneficiaries can avail of free membership to a fitness club, and access to a 24-hour nurse hotline. Some plan options offer free transportation to plan- approved locations, and Touchstone Health beneficiaries have access to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world's premier cancer centers and known as a leader in research and patient care.

About Touchstone Health

Touchstone Health, headquartered in New York City, is an HMO focused on the Medicare market. Touchstone Health currently has more than 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Orange, Westchester, Broome, Chenango, Delaware & Onondaga counties. Benefits are available to anyone enrolled in both Medicare Part A and B and continue to pay their Medicare applicable premiums.

Touchstone Health is a privately held company owned and advised by, among other investors, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Southern Cross Capital, and Stephen Wiggins. The company was founded in 1998 by a group of neighborhood physicians to bring personalized health care to New York. Touchstone Health prides itself on its local focus and customer service.

For more information about Touchstone Health, please visit the company's website at http://www.touchstone-health.com.

Contacts:

Jill M. Tobin

Touchstone Health HMO, Inc.

14 Wall Street, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10005

212-294-6996

jtobin@touchstone-health.com

Rene Macapinlac

Touchstone Health HMO, Inc.

14 Wall Street, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10005

212-294-1647

rmacapinlac@touchstone-health.com


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