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Home > Awards & Recognition > OHP Moves From Gold to Platinum > OXFORD HEALTH PLANS WINS EHEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Oxford Health Plans Wins eHealthcare Leadership Awards -
Oxford Demonstrates Leadership In Healthcare Technology

TRUMBULL, CONN. (November 9, 2000) - Oxford Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: OHP) has been named an eHealthcare Leadership Award winner in the HMO and PPO categories, receiving the platinum award for best Internet site, and gold awards for both best interactive site and best e-business site. Sponsored by eHealthcare Strategies & Trends, a leading Internet publication, these awards recognize healthcare companies that demonstrate excellence in online communications and innovative web-based initiatives. A comprehensive list of award winners will appear in the December 2000 issue of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends and on its web site at http://www.strategichealthcare.com.

"Oxford continues to redefine how healthcare is managed on the web. Enhancements made over the past year have helped simplify the healthcare administration process and given members more control over their healthcare experience," said Jay J. Levin, executive vice president of e-commerce and strategy of Oxford. "As we move into 2001, Oxford will continue to add functionality and information that will keep us on the leading edge of healthcare on the web."

Approximately 400 entries were judged in one or more of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards categories. These categories included best Internet site, best interactive site, most innovative design, best e-business site, best health content and best care/disease management. Each category was broken down into different levels including the highest merit, the platinum award, the gold award, the silver award and the distinction award. A panel of 40 judges evaluated each entry based on detailed criteria, overall impression and functionality. The panel was comprised of individuals from healthcare companies and Internet design agencies.

"Based on the number of exemplary entries we received for this year's eHealthcare Leadership Awards, it is clear that healthcare companies understand the role the web plays in reaching consumer groups," said Mark S. Gothberg, editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends.

Oxford continues to add functionality to its web site(http://www.oxfordhealth.com) for members, employer groups, physicians and brokers. Functionality added to the web site throughout the remainder of this year and into 2001 will mean that processes that Oxford's constituents could perform using paper or phone can be completed using Oxford's technology capabilities including integrated voice response (IVR), electronic data transfer (EDI) or the web. The web site now offers real-time functions, which spread across the member, physician and hospital, benefits administrator and broker sites, which result in approximately 300,000 transactions per month overall.

Published by Health Care Communications, Rye, N.Y. (http://www.strategichealthcare.com), eHealthcare Strategy & Trends is a leading resource covering Internet management, marketing, analysis and intelligence. Its sister publication, Strategic Health Care Marketing, has served the healthcare industry since 1984.

Founded in 1984, Oxford Health Plans, Inc. (http://www.oxfordhealth.com) provides health plans to employers and individuals in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, through its direct sales force, independent insurance agents and brokers. In the year 2000, the company received a CIO 50/50 Award, which recognizes innovative web initiatives, in addition to a commendation from ICSA.net, which provides security assurance services for Internet-connected companies, for consistently performing within the industry's "best practices." Oxford's services include traditional health maintenance organizations (HMOs), point-of-service (POS) plans, preferred provider organization (PPO) plans, third-party administration of employer-funded benefits plans and Medicare plans.