Hawaii Health Connector selects CGI to construct online marketplace for state-based health insurance exchange

Hawaii Health Connector selects CGI to construct online marketplace for state-based health insurance exchange 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, today announced that the Hawaii Health
Connector has contracted CGI to construct the online marketplace for
its state-based health insurance exchange (HIX). The contract is
valued at US$53 million over four years. 
CGI will construct and maintain the online marketplace and associated
financial and plan management systems for Hawaii's exchange. For the
project, CGI's team is comprised of 50+ locally based IT
professionals in Hawaii, with many positions filled by local
Hawaii-based partners. CGI is also doing exchange implementation work
for California, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Vermont as
well as partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
to develop and implement the Federally Facilitated Exchange.  
"The Connector's goal is to link Hawaii's people, particularly
individuals and small businesses, with access to affordable health
care coverage," said Connector Director of Communications, Rose
Hughes. "To do that, the Connector requires a sophisticated system
that lays out the health benefits, choices, and costs available, and
is easy to understand and navigate. When completed, the Connector
will serve as a one-stop resource that allows consumers and small
businesses to shop and compare health insurance plans, as well as
determine eligibility for financial assistance." 
"This is an exciting next step in the establishment of the health
insurance exchange in Hawaii," said Coral Andrews, Hawaii Health
Connector's Executive Director. "CGI will help us build a system that
will make health insurance more transparent and available in Hawaii." 
"CGI's experience to date with Massachusetts and Utah - two mature
HIX marketplace innovators - as well as our work with other states
and the Federally Facilitated Exchange, give us a unique, in-depth
understanding of the Affordable Care Act program and state
requirements," said Pete Ihrig, CGI Senior Vice-President and General
Manager. "We are thrilled to partner with the Hawaii Health Connector
and bring our vast expertise to deliver on their vision to make
quality health insurance accessible to all."  
About CGI 
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 72,000 members located in offices and
global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI
offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end
business and IT consulting, systems integration, application
development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a
wide range of proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion
of the Logica acquisition, CGI's annualized revenue is approximately
C$10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately
C$17.6 billion; CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX
(GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website:
www.cgi.com.  
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