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Illuma Names Healthcare and Business Veterans to Board, Aims to Link Thousands More At-Risk Diabetics with Proper Eye Care


Leverages Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield COO and seasoned business leader
to push innovation

In a year of major growth and milestones in its unique and innovative
mission to prevent blindness for millions of at-risk diabetic patients
nationwide, Illuma Care Connections has named a leading health plan
executive and a veteran business leader to its Board of Directors to
help foster new ideas and better care.

Illuma today announced that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Chief
Operating Officer Robert Bunch and seasoned senior executive Tom Lamb
have joined the Illuma Board. Anthem and other national plans have been
integrally involved in trials and national rollouts of Illuma Care's
breakthrough solution, which effectively connects diabetic members with
local optometrists as part of a healthcare program designed to greatly
lower the risk of blindness among diabetics. Diabetes is the leading
cause of blindness among adults in the U.S.

Tom Lamb, a 30-year global business heavyweight who has led
multi-billion-dollar corporations, including printer giant Lexmark
International and Allied Signal, brings a wealth of strategic, operating
and international experience to the Illuma team. Lamb earned an MBA from
the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in
Economics and Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Bunch, who prior to Anthem consulted in the Government and Public
Services sector for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
programs, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science at
Columbus University and a Business Management Certificate from the
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

"Robert Bunch and Tom Lamb bring an exciting and powerful mix of
healthcare and business acumen to our Board of Directors at a pivotal
time as Illuma expands from an innovative startup to a life-changing
enabler for millions of diabetic patients at risk for blindness," said
Stephen Kendig, Illuma Care Connections CEO. "As we surpass the
milestone of helping leading health plans manage and track the care of
more than one-hundred-thousand diabetic patients nationally, Robert and
Tom offer a strategic view into the evolving healthcare and business
markets we can leverage to add new value to our Illuma solutions and

"Illuma Care's unique outreach and analytics platforms and provider
network allow health plans and the overall healthcare community to take
a big step toward better care for at-risk patients nationwide, and I'm
honored to contribute to the game-changing mission as a member of
Illuma's Board of Directors," said Bunch.

"The life-changing impact Illuma has had on so many patients as a
startup over the past year bodes extremely well for diabetics in search
of cutting-edge eye care across the U.S. I'm proud to be a member of
Illuma's Board of Directors and ready to help drive company growth in a
way that helps ensure more effective and comprehensive care for those
who may have fallen through the cracks before," noted Lamb.

Once Illuma links diabetic patients with eye care professionals, it
tracks the eye treatment of each patient and the overall percentage of
retinopathy and other eye diseases across the patient population,
through analytics aimed at driving compliance with stringent HEDIS and
STAR measures for quality caregiver performance.

Illuma Care's ability to notify, schedule and track the treatment of
diabetic vision patients has led to national alliances with Medicare,
Medicaid, ACA, and other healthcare plans to help ensure diabetics
across the country receive proper eye care.

About Illuma Care Connections

Illuma Care Connections is a care coordination company offering
technology-enabled services to payers and eye care providers. Illuma has
a proprietary technology platform that connects eye care providers,
allows the movement of clinical data, and provides very strong member
engagement. The company conducts direct patient outreach to ensure
compliance with annual diabetic eye exams, which enables payers to
improve their HEDIS scores and confirm diabetic diagnosis, through our
network of eye care providers. By detecting any eye care implications
early from diabetes, vision loss and blindness can be prevented.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults in the U.S.

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