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bswift and PacifiCare Partner to Offer Web-based Enrollment and Administration

CHICAGO, IL — Monday, May 23rd, 2005

bswift, a leading provider of Web-based employee benefit content, communication, enrollment and administration solutions, has announced a new relationship with PacifiCare Dental & Vision Administrators (PDVA), a wholly owned subsidiary of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: PHS) that provides dental and vision services to more than 800,000 members.

This partnership enables PacifiCare clients to use bswift’s state-of-the-art enrollment system for dental and vision plan administration, including tools for HR managers as well as for employees. It also provides PacifiCare clients with preferred pricing on bswift’s full-service OneTouch solution. The OneTouch solution allows employees and HR managers to manage all their employee benefits – including health, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, and 401(k) – on one system.

“We are looking forward to offering this state-of-the-art online enrollment and benefits administration service to our customers,” said Kelly McCrann, president of PacifiCare Dental & Vision Administrators. “bswift helps streamline the dental and vision enrollment process, plus it offers a sophisticated yet intuitive system that simplifies administration of all employee benefits.”

“We are delighted to partner with PacifiCare and proud to be part of the PDVA product offering,” said Ray Seaver, Executive Vice President of bswift. “With the continued increase in demand for Web-based services, we believe the combination of PDVA’s administrative services and bswift’s technology will be a winning solution for brokers, employers and employees.”

About PacifiCare Dental & Vision Administrators
PacifiCare Dental & Vision Administrators provide HMO, PPO, and fee-for-service dental and PPO vision benefits directly to individuals and employer groups and to seniors through Secure Horizons. PDV is a wholly owned subsidiary of PacifiCare Health Systems, one of the nation's largest consumer health organizations. Product offerings are currently available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. PDV is based in Santa Ana, Calif., and may be reached at 800-622-6388 or at and .

About bswift
bswift is changing the world of benefits administration by combining deep expertise and a passion for technological innovation with a unique consumer-driven approach. Partnering with enterprises nationwide and serving millions of employees, bswift offers cloud-based technology and services for online enrollment, interactive decision support, ACA compliance reporting and employee engagement. bswift also provides access to consumerism, product and consulting solutions needed to build a benefits program specialized for both employers and employees alike. For more information about bswift, an Aetna company, visit


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