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South Carolina BlueCross Wins International Honor for Web Site

May 25, 2006

Columbia, S.C. -- The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, recognized SouthCarolinaBlues.com as an Official Honoree for its Provider My Insurance ManagerSM section.

My Insurance Manager for Providers is BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s free, secure online portal for healthcare providers. It was honored by the Webby Awards as a site exhibiting remarkable achievement.

Hailed as the "Online Oscars" by Time Magazine, the Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization dedicated to the creative, technical and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media.

"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding Web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet," said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of the Webby Awards. "SouthCarolinaBlues.com’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators."

"We are pleased that My Insurance Manager for Providers was cited as an Official Honoree of a 2006 Webby Award," said David Boucher, assistant vice president of health care services.  "This recognition encourages us to continue placing the provider before the self in provider self-service."

The 10th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Out of the over 5,500 entries submitted, fewer than 20% received this honor and were deemed Official Honorees.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. SM† is a Service Mark of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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