Vermont selects CGI to deliver state health benefit exchange
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, today announced that the State of
Vermont has contracted CGI to deliver the technology infrastructure
for Vermont Health Connect, the state's health benefit exchange.
CGI's technology solution for the new health marketplace will enable
individuals, families, and small businesses in Vermont to compare and
purchase qualified private health insurance plans. Vermonters can
determine eligibility for and enroll in public health insurance
plans, as well as access federal tax credits, all at the same time.
Robin Lunge, the Director of Health Care Reform, said, "Currently,
CGI is working to build the federal exchange as well as the exchanges
in Hawaii, Colorado, and Massachusetts. Our partnership with CGI will
ensure that we are learning from other states' experiences.
Basically, we will not be recreating the wheel. Instead, we will take
advantage of existing resources to reduce costs and reuse them in a
way that works for our state."
Over the next year, CGI will work with Vermont to leverage and build
on technology products and structures it already has in place. In
partnership with the State, CGI will deliver an exchange that guides
Vermonters through the process of finding health coverage. The
Vermont Health Connect technology infrastructure will complement the
state's premium billing process and the Customer Support Center,
where Vermonters can call for help related to finding healthcare
"I'm pleased that this is yet another indication that we're on track
to offer Vermonters health coverage-whether public or private-in an
accessible, straightforward way. Vermont Health Connect will provide
Vermonters with the unique opportunity to make apples-to-apples
comparisons of their health coverage options," said Mark Larson,
Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access.
"We are excited to partner with Vermont to build its health insurance
marketplace and improve the health benefit selection experience for
its citizens," said Gregg Mossburg, Senior Vice-President, CGI.
CGI and Vermont Health Connect
For more inform
ation on CGI's work with Vermont, explore this recent
coverage from CNBC:
Story - State Exchange Buildout Shifts Into High Gear
Video - Big Deadline, Big Bucks
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 71,000 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
acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10
billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3
billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB)
and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
Global Communications and Investor Relations
Vice-President, Global Communications
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