Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri Selects TriZetto's Integrated HealthWeb/Erisco Facets E-business Solution

Largest Health Plan in Missouri is Third 'Web Facets' Blues Customer



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc.

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   TZIX) announced today that Blue Cross and
 Blue Shield of Missouri has selected TriZetto's integrated HealthWeb(R)/Erisco
 Facets(R) solution, an Internet-enabled extension of the Erisco Facets payer
 administrative system using TriZetto's HealthWeb e-business platform.
 The 2.7 million-member healthcare benefits company is a current Facets
 customer and the third Blue Cross Blue Shield plan to contract with TriZetto
 for the integrated solution.
     "We welcome Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Missouri as our newest HealthWeb
 customer.  The integrated HealthWeb/Erisco Facets solution, coupled with
 HealthWeb's ability to interface with the health plan's other systems, will
 allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri to present a single Web identity
 to members, providers, brokers and employers," says Gail Knopf, chief
 operating officer of TriZetto's HealthWeb unit.  "Because so many Blue plans
 already use Facets, we believe that Facets will be attractive to more and more
 of them who want to leverage their existing systems with HealthWeb
 architecture to obtain a seamless, integrated e-business solution quickly and
 efficiently."
     The integrated solution will allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
 to use the Internet as a vehicle for communicating and conducting business
 first with providers and members, then with group leaders and brokers.
 
     Phase one of the online features and transactions to be implemented will
 include:
 
     -- Eligibility and coverage inquiry
     -- Preauthorization information inquiry
     -- Claim status inquiry
     -- Referral information inquiry
     -- Benefits information
 
     Phase two will include update transactions such as referral and
 authorization submissions, PCP changes, membership updates and premium
 inquiry.
     "When we looked at the various options available to us, it seemed logical
 to try to leverage the significant investment we had in Erisco's Facets
 system," says Connie L. Van Fleet, senior vice president and CIO of Blue Cross
 and Blue Shield of Missouri.  "We started with a focus on our providers, and
 it's a plus that the same solution can service our members, brokers and group
 leaders."
 
     About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
     Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri is the largest provider of
 healthcare benefits in Missouri in terms of members with 2.7 million members.
 Its HealthLink subsidiary provides network rental, administrative services,
 workers' compensation and other non-underwritten health benefits programs in
 Missouri and six neighboring states.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
 has been serving Missourians for 60 years.
 
     About TriZetto
     The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc., is an information technology and services
 company focused on the healthcare industry.  The company hosts and licenses
 software and provides e-business platforms, serving approximately
 600 customers with more than 90 million enrollees.  TriZetto's application
 services provider (ASP) unit hosts a broad selection of applications from
 multiple vendors for a predictable monthly fee.  All of TriZetto's ASP
 offerings are configured for use over the Internet.  TriZetto's HealthWeb(R)
 technology allows all healthcare participants -- health plans, providers,
 employers and members -- to exchange information and conduct business over the
 Internet.  HealtheWare(TM), the software engines unit, develops and licenses
 premium Erisco and RIMS applications for payers and benefits administrators.
 Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., TriZetto can be reached at
 949-719-2200, http://www.trizetto.com.
 
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve
 risks and uncertainties.  The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to
 the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  These forward-looking statements may include statements about future
 net revenues, profits, and financial results, the market for TriZetto's
 services, future service offerings, client and partner relationships, and
 TriZetto's operational capabilities.  Actual results may differ materially
 from those stated in any forward-looking statements based on a number of
 factors, including the effectiveness of TriZetto's implementation of its
 business plan, the market's acceptance of TriZetto's services, risks
 associated with management of growth, reliance on third parties to supply key
 components of TriZetto's services, attraction and retention of employees,
 variability of quarterly operating results, competitive factors, risks
 associated with acquisitions, changes in demand for third party products or
 solutions, which form the basis of TriZetto's service offerings, and risks
 associated with rapidly changing technology, as well as the other risks
 identified in TriZetto's Form 10-K and other SEC filings.
 
 

SOURCE The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc.
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   TZIX) announced today that Blue Cross and
 Blue Shield of Missouri has selected TriZetto's integrated HealthWeb(R)/Erisco
 Facets(R) solution, an Internet-enabled extension of the Erisco Facets payer
 administrative system using TriZetto's HealthWeb e-business platform.
 The 2.7 million-member healthcare benefits company is a current Facets
 customer and the third Blue Cross Blue Shield plan to contract with TriZetto
 for the integrated solution.
     "We welcome Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Missouri as our newest HealthWeb
 customer.  The integrated HealthWeb/Erisco Facets solution, coupled with
 HealthWeb's ability to interface with the health plan's other systems, will
 allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri to present a single Web identity
 to members, providers, brokers and employers," says Gail Knopf, chief
 operating officer of TriZetto's HealthWeb unit.  "Because so many Blue plans
 already use Facets, we believe that Facets will be attractive to more and more
 of them who want to leverage their existing systems with HealthWeb
 architecture to obtain a seamless, integrated e-business solution quickly and
 efficiently."
     The integrated solution will allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
 to use the Internet as a vehicle for communicating and conducting business
 first with providers and members, then with group leaders and brokers.
 
     Phase one of the online features and transactions to be implemented will
 include:
 
     -- Eligibility and coverage inquiry
     -- Preauthorization information inquiry
     -- Claim status inquiry
     -- Referral information inquiry
     -- Benefits information
 
     Phase two will include update transactions such as referral and
 authorization submissions, PCP changes, membership updates and premium
 inquiry.
     "When we looked at the various options available to us, it seemed logical
 to try to leverage the significant investment we had in Erisco's Facets
 system," says Connie L. Van Fleet, senior vice president and CIO of Blue Cross
 and Blue Shield of Missouri.  "We started with a focus on our providers, and
 it's a plus that the same solution can service our members, brokers and group
 leaders."
 
     About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
     Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri is the largest provider of
 healthcare benefits in Missouri in terms of members with 2.7 million members.
 Its HealthLink subsidiary provides network rental, administrative services,
 workers' compensation and other non-underwritten health benefits programs in
 Missouri and six neighboring states.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
 has been serving Missourians for 60 years.
 
     About TriZetto
     The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc., is an information technology and services
 company focused on the healthcare industry.  The company hosts and licenses
 software and provides e-business platforms, serving approximately
 600 customers with more than 90 million enrollees.  TriZetto's application
 services provider (ASP) unit hosts a broad selection of applications from
 multiple vendors for a predictable monthly fee.  All of TriZetto's ASP
 offerings are configured for use over the Internet.  TriZetto's HealthWeb(R)
 technology allows all healthcare participants -- health plans, providers,
 employers and members -- to exchange information and conduct business over the
 Internet.  HealtheWare(TM), the software engines unit, develops and licenses
 premium Erisco and RIMS applications for payers and benefits administrators.
 Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., TriZetto can be reached at
 949-719-2200, http://www.trizetto.com.
 
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve
 risks and uncertainties.  The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to
 the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  These forward-looking statements may include statements about future
 net revenues, profits, and financial results, the market for TriZetto's
 services, future service offerings, client and partner relationships, and
 TriZetto's operational capabilities.  Actual results may differ materially
 from those stated in any forward-looking statements based on a number of
 factors, including the effectiveness of TriZetto's implementation of its
 business plan, the market's acceptance of TriZetto's services, risks
 associated with management of growth, reliance on third parties to supply key
 components of TriZetto's services, attraction and retention of employees,
 variability of quarterly operating results, competitive factors, risks
 associated with acquisitions, changes in demand for third party products or
 solutions, which form the basis of TriZetto's service offerings, and risks
 associated with rapidly changing technology, as well as the other risks
 identified in TriZetto's Form 10-K and other SEC filings.
 
 SOURCE  The TriZetto(R) Group, Inc.