TMG Health Depends on Level 3's Secure, Redundant Network to More Reliably and Efficiently Serve Government Healthcare Programs

TMG Health Depends on Level 3's Secure, Redundant Network to More Reliably and
               Efficiently Serve Government Healthcare Programs

New Network Connectivity Supports Customer Expansion of Operations

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 24, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications,
Inc.(NYSE: LVLT) today announced that TMG Health, a leading national provider
of expert solutions for government-sponsored health plans, is depending on
Level 3's secure, redundant network solutions to better serve the needs of its
clients and to improve the communications across its offices and data centers.
In particular, Level 3 extended its network to the customer's new National
Operations Center in Jessup, Pa., to support a recent business expansion.


Level 3's network provides TMG Health with a reliable, secure, high-bandwidth
solution that connects customer data centers that house sensitive client
information with the customer's other locations in Pennsylvania, Illinois and
Texas. The network also supports TMG Health's call center operations.

"Level 3's network solution makes us an attractive provider for our clients,
and enables us to prove to existing and prospective clients that they can
entrust us with their sensitive healthcare information," said Chris Haran,
chief information officer of TMG Health. "In addition, the fact that Level 3
owns and operates the entire network supporting our headquarters in Jessup --
and protects it with a multi-layered security portfolio -- allows us to
reassure our customers that their sensitive data is secure. We couldn't have
expanded our operations center there without Level 3's support."

Level 3^® Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) /IP VPN service is designed to
deliver a secure, private, fully interconnected service over a dedicated MPLS
network. The MPLS/IP VPN service is a cost-effective alternative to legacy
technologies, providing high levels of privacy, security, reliability and
performance, while leveraging the scalability of a global infrastructure.

"We are pleased that our network solutions are helping TMG Health better serve
the needs of its clients and expand its core business," said Andrew Crouch,
Level 3 regional president of North America. "We understand the need to secure
sensitive healthcare data and believe that our offerings are ideally suited to
the unique requirements of the healthcare segment."

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,

About TMG Health
TMG Health is the leading national provider of expert solutions for Medicare
Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid plans. The company is
headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., and is a subsidiary of Health Care
Service Corporation (HCSC), the largest customer-owned health insurer in the
United States and fourth largest overall, operating through its Blue Cross and
Blue Shield^® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
HCSC's headquarters is located in Chicago, IL. Visit to
learn more about TMG Health.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global
communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level
3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and
infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area
Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based
solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries
over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three
continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more
information, please visit

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the United States and/or other countries. Any other service names, product
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marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by
subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3
routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the
company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor
Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of
Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K,
10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with
the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and
Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate
Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and
investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor
Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is
not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document
unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

The information contained under the caption About TMG Health has been provided
by TMG Health, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement

Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and
are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These
forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject
to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside
Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could
prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited
to,the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing
acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage
risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain
additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the
financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing
for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network;
develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and
network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer
demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes
that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual
property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other
providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms;
attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully
integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal,
regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its
substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent
liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations.
Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be
found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these
important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims
any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information
Media:                      Investors:
Kate Rankin                 Mark Stoutenberg
+1 973 937-0417             +1 720-888-2518

SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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