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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Contact: Kevin R. Walter
Tel: 202-606-2402

New, Enhanced Website Launched for Federal Long Term Care Program

Site enables greater flexibility in planning for long term care insurance needs

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management today announced the launch of a new and improved Website for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program at www.LTCFEDS.com. Long Term Care Partners, LLC, administers the long term care program and maintains the site.

"The new Website is a great tool for federal employees and annuitants, providing better access and enhanced education and decision-making capabilities," said Robert F. Danbeck, associate director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Human Resources Products and Services Division. "The site is interactive, allowing eligible persons to make informed decisions regarding long term care insurance."

New features and improvements to the Website include:

· Revamped educational sections on the basics of long term care and the basics of long term care insurance;

· A frequently asked questions section on the federal program;

· A calculator allowing employees to calculate the average cost of care in 2005 for home health care, assisted living facilities and nursing homes in their area; and

· A calculator allowing employees to calculate premiums for the Federal Long Term Care Program's four pre-packaged plans or customized plans.

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program is the largest group long term care insurance program in the nation. It provides federal employees and annuitants, active and retired members of the uniformed services, and their qualified relatives the opportunity to apply for coverage at group rates.

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