MGM MIRAGE Announces Programs to Ease Beau Rivage Employees' Health Care Insurance Concerns

September 01, 2005

The following is a statement from Robert Baldwin, President & CEO, Mirage Resorts:

"Realizing that the recent evacuations from the Gulf Coast are displacing many of our employees and their families, we are announcing a program to provide some relief for medical and prescription insurance coverage.

"We have made arrangements with our prescription provider, Catalyst Rx, for Beau Rivage employee health plan members to have prescriptions filled by "out of network" pharmacies. This will cover employees in need of early refills, replacements for lost medications and any other prescriptions.

"We have also made arrangements with our health plan administrator, Wausau Benefits, to give approval to medical claims from "out of network" doctors, clinics and hospitals that are utilized as a direct result of limited resources available due to the hurricane.

"Additionally, we are working with any employee individually who is in need of assistance in arranging for medical care. Employees in need of such assistance are encouraged to contact MGM MIRAGE at 866-368-7399."


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