How Do I Choose the Health Plan That's Right for Me?

Selectica and Blue Shield of California Partner to Provide Answer

On mylifepath.com



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Selectica, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Selectica(TM), Inc.,
 (Nasdaq:   SLTC), a leading provider of Internet Selling Systems (ISS) for
 e-Business, has provided Blue Shield of California with an online selling
 solution for the company's interactive website -- mylifepath.com. The
 successful launch of mylifepath.com makes Blue Shield the first health plan
 carrier in the nation to offer its members not only access to health
 information and personalized benefit information from a single, centralized
 website but state-of-the-art needs analysis and product advisory capabilities.
     Potential members or their brokers visiting the mylifepath website can
 quickly find the health plan that is right for them or their clients by
 accessing the health plan "wizard" provided by Selectica. The Selectica
 solution factors in the individual's family circumstance, lifestyle, budget,
 healthcare preferences and other considerations when evaluating more than two
 dozen options and recommending the Blue Shield plan that best matches their
 needs.
     "Our goal is to provide a site that truly allows members and non-members
 to better manage their own health," says Alan Gellman, vice president of
 e-business for Blue Shield. "We not only provide important information fast;
 we've also created new ways for people to take meaningful action based on the
 knowledge they have learned. With the Selectica solution, prospective members
 or their brokers can also match their healthcare needs with health plans that
 address their unique requirements -- all online."
     "Selectica is pleased to be a part of a revolutionary approach to
 providing superior online customer service in the insurance industry," says
 Raj Jaswa, president and chief executive officer of Selectica. "mylifepath.com
 is the cornerstone of Blue Shield's long-term business strategy, which is
 intensely customer centric.  We believe this "find-a-plan" solution, which is
 powered in part by Selectica, will enable the company to truly differentiate
 itself in the marketplace."
 
     About Blue Shield of California
     Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield
 Association, is California's second-largest not-for-profit health care
 company. Its health maintenance organization and preferred provider
 organization have a combined membership of 2.3 million and annual revenue of
 $3.5 billion. Blue Shield was founded in San Francisco in 1939 as the nation's
 first service prepayment plan. For more information on Blue Shield, visit
 www.mylifepath.com
 
     About Selectica, Inc.
     Selectica, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet Selling Systems (ISS)
 that transforms the way companies sell, service and compete. Selectica's ISS
 is a comprehensive application suite that accelerates the process of
 selecting, configuring, pricing, and purchasing complex products and services
 with great efficiency and accuracy. The Selectica solution has the ability to
 positively impact productivity across all sales channels by improving every
 step of the sales process -- from needs analysis and product configuration to
 order capture and renewals. Selectica's customers include industry leaders
 such as BMW, Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Highmark Blue
 Cross Blue Shield, Juniper Networks, and Rockwell Automation. Selectica is
 headquartered in San Jose, CA. The company's Web site is located at
 www.selectica.com.
     The statements contained in this release that are not purely historical
 are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the
 Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding
 Selectica's expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding
 the future. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based
 upon information available to Selectica as of the date hereof, and Selectica
 assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Actual
 results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could
 cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the
 factors and risks discussed in Selectica's Registration Statement on Form
 S-1, as amended, and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
     NOTE:  Selectica is a trademark of Selectica, Inc. All other product and
 company names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are
 associated.
     CONTACT:  Laurie Spoon, Sr. Manager, Media and Analyst Relations, of
 Selectica, Inc., 408-545-2492, or lspoon@selectica.com.
 
 

SOURCE Selectica, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Selectica(TM), Inc.,
 (Nasdaq:   SLTC), a leading provider of Internet Selling Systems (ISS) for
 e-Business, has provided Blue Shield of California with an online selling
 solution for the company's interactive website -- mylifepath.com. The
 successful launch of mylifepath.com makes Blue Shield the first health plan
 carrier in the nation to offer its members not only access to health
 information and personalized benefit information from a single, centralized
 website but state-of-the-art needs analysis and product advisory capabilities.
     Potential members or their brokers visiting the mylifepath website can
 quickly find the health plan that is right for them or their clients by
 accessing the health plan "wizard" provided by Selectica. The Selectica
 solution factors in the individual's family circumstance, lifestyle, budget,
 healthcare preferences and other considerations when evaluating more than two
 dozen options and recommending the Blue Shield plan that best matches their
 needs.
     "Our goal is to provide a site that truly allows members and non-members
 to better manage their own health," says Alan Gellman, vice president of
 e-business for Blue Shield. "We not only provide important information fast;
 we've also created new ways for people to take meaningful action based on the
 knowledge they have learned. With the Selectica solution, prospective members
 or their brokers can also match their healthcare needs with health plans that
 address their unique requirements -- all online."
     "Selectica is pleased to be a part of a revolutionary approach to
 providing superior online customer service in the insurance industry," says
 Raj Jaswa, president and chief executive officer of Selectica. "mylifepath.com
 is the cornerstone of Blue Shield's long-term business strategy, which is
 intensely customer centric.  We believe this "find-a-plan" solution, which is
 powered in part by Selectica, will enable the company to truly differentiate
 itself in the marketplace."
 
     About Blue Shield of California
     Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield
 Association, is California's second-largest not-for-profit health care
 company. Its health maintenance organization and preferred provider
 organization have a combined membership of 2.3 million and annual revenue of
 $3.5 billion. Blue Shield was founded in San Francisco in 1939 as the nation's
 first service prepayment plan. For more information on Blue Shield, visit
 www.mylifepath.com
 
     About Selectica, Inc.
     Selectica, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet Selling Systems (ISS)
 that transforms the way companies sell, service and compete. Selectica's ISS
 is a comprehensive application suite that accelerates the process of
 selecting, configuring, pricing, and purchasing complex products and services
 with great efficiency and accuracy. The Selectica solution has the ability to
 positively impact productivity across all sales channels by improving every
 step of the sales process -- from needs analysis and product configuration to
 order capture and renewals. Selectica's customers include industry leaders
 such as BMW, Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Highmark Blue
 Cross Blue Shield, Juniper Networks, and Rockwell Automation. Selectica is
 headquartered in San Jose, CA. The company's Web site is located at
 www.selectica.com.
     The statements contained in this release that are not purely historical
 are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the
 Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding
 Selectica's expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding
 the future. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based
 upon information available to Selectica as of the date hereof, and Selectica
 assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Actual
 results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could
 cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the
 factors and risks discussed in Selectica's Registration Statement on Form
 S-1, as amended, and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
     NOTE:  Selectica is a trademark of Selectica, Inc. All other product and
 company names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are
 associated.
     CONTACT:  Laurie Spoon, Sr. Manager, Media and Analyst Relations, of
 Selectica, Inc., 408-545-2492, or lspoon@selectica.com.
 
 SOURCE  Selectica, Inc.