SXC HEALTH SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES EXPANDED HEALTHSPRING RELATIONSHIP

LISLE, IL, May 4 /CNW/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SXCI) (TSX: SXC), a leading provider of technology and pharmacy benefit management ("PBM") services, announces that it has expanded the contractual relationship with HealthSpring to include the provision of services to HealthSpring's newly acquired Bravo Health, Inc. subsidiaries ("Bravo Health") effective January 1, 2012. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Bravo Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HealthSpring Inc. and generates approximately $1.0 billion in annual drug spend. Bravo Health offers Medicare Advantage plans in five states and the District of Columbia, as well as standalone Part D Prescription Drug plans in 43 states. Through these plans, Bravo Health provides pharmacy benefits to over 500,000 members. SXC will provide to Bravo Health the full complement of pharmacy benefit management services including the immediate implementation of specialty pharmacy services.

"SXC continues to demonstrate its ongoing value as a partner to HealthSpring in supporting the administration of our Medicare Part D products," said Mike Mirt, President of HealthSpring Inc.

"The inclusion of Bravo Health in the HealthSpring relationship is another strategic addition for SXC. It reflects our ability to scale and tailor our offerings to meet the needs of some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country and it expands our presence in the Medicare marketplace," said Mark Thierer, Chairman and CEO of SXC. "Leveraging our technology focus and leadership, we will continue to collaborate with HealthSpring to use their pharmacy data to drive enhanced plan design, membership service and cost containment."

About HealthSpring
HealthSpring is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and is one of the country's largest Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans.  HealthSpring currently owns and operates Medicare Advantage plans in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C. and also offers a national stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan.  For more information, visit www.healthspring.com.  Media information is available at HealthSpring's press site: http://press.healthspring.com.

About SXC Health Solutions Corp.
SXC Health Solutions Corp. is a leading provider of pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services and Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. The Company's product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of PBM services and software applications, application service provider (ASP) processing services and professional services, designed for many of the largest organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as health plans, employers, federal, provincial, and, state and local governments, pharmacy benefit managers, retail pharmacy chains and other healthcare intermediaries. SXC is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with multiple locations in the US and Canada. For more information please visit www.sxc.com.

 

 

SOURCE SXC Health Solutions Corp.

For further information:

Tony Perkins Susan Noonan Dave Mason
Investor Relations Investor Relations - U.S. Investor Relations - Canada
SXC Health Solutions Corp. S.A. Noonan Communications The Equicom Group Inc.
(630) 577-4871 (212) 966-3650 (416) 815-0700 ext. 237
tony.perkins@sxc.com  susan@sanoonan.com dmason@equicomgroup.com

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