TRUMBULL, Conn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Health Plans, Inc.
(NYSE: OHP) has been named a 2001 CIO Web Business 50 Award winner. Sponsored
by CIO magazine, this award program recognizes the top 50 sites that
demonstrate a keen ability to blend the technology and design of their Web
sites with the needs of their target audiences. A comprehensive list of award
winners can be found in the Dec. 1, 2001 issue of CIO magazine.
"The Web has quickly become an extremely important communication vehicle
that allows individuals to locate information 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year," said Chuck Berg, president and chief operating officer. "In order to
provide our constituents with the information that they need in a timely,
effective and simplified manner, Oxford continues to harness and adapt
existing technologies, as well as develop new applications that allow us to
close-the-loop on transactions the first time."
A panel of 11 CIO magazine editors, writers, art designers and Web
development experts reviewed more than 300 sites. These awards recognize
50 business, government and nonprofit sites. The winning sites are selected
based on design, ease of user navigation, features, functionality, innovation,
service to the target market, and business value.
"The World Wide Web is a crowded marketplace, but winners of the CIO Web
Business 50 Award are a step above other sites," said Abbie Lundberg, editor
in chief, CIO magazine. "Winning sites have combined excellence in design and
functionality to create a top notch experience for their consumers, business
partners and other users."
Recently, Oxford also received the "Standard of Excellence" WebAward in
the 2001 WebAward Web site competition. Sponsored by the Web Marketing
Association, these awards recognize excellence in design, navigation and
innovation. More than 800 entries were judged in 80 industry categories. A
panel of judges of independent Internet experts evaluated each entry based on
design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, navigation and ease of
use. The company also was recognized earlier this fall as an eHealthcare
Leadership Awards winner in the HMO and PPO categories, receiving three
platinum awards for best overall Internet site, best interactive site and best
e-business site, which was sponsored by eHealthcare Strategies & Trends.
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