Louisiana and Kentucky health cooperatives choose CGI for business process services

Louisiana and Kentucky health cooperatives choose CGI for business process 
services 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) today announced that Kentucky Health
Cooperative (KYHC) and Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC), two of
the 24 Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) established
through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have selected CGI to provide
healthcare payer services for the next five years. CO-OPs are
nonprofit health insurance issuers established to offer competitive
health plans.  
CGI will provide KYHC and LAHC with integrated, platform-based
business process services - such as member and provider services,
enrollment, billing, claims processing, printing and fulfillment -
from its Center of Excellence in Bedford, Texas. CGI partner,
Healthation, will provide the underlying technology for the CO-OP
services. 
"Partnering with CGI and their experience with the Affordable Care
Act will allow us to focus on implementing our business model
according to our mission of a member-customer focused health plan,"
said Janie Miller, CEO of the Kentucky Health Cooperative. "The
selection of CGI provides Kentucky Health Cooperative with the
business services to operate efficiently while delivering quality
health coverage and exceptional customer service."  
"CGI's experience with state health insurance exchanges and the U.S.
Federally-Facilitated Marketplace combined with their innovative
offerings were key factors in choosing them to help us participate in
the health insurance exchange marketplace," said Terry Shilling,
Acting CEO, Louisiana Health Cooperative. "The CGI solution was
tailored to our business requirements and provides flexibility as we
grow and respond to market changes." 
"Healthcare payers must implement new strategies to compete in the
new consumer-based health insurance market," said Dave Henderson,
Senior Vice-President for CGI's U.S. Central South business unit.
"CGI has the business knowledge, experience developing state and
federal exchanges, and service offerings to help payers navigate the
changing U.S. healthcare environment." 
About Kentucky Health Cooperative  
The Kentucky Health Cooperative (KYHC), based in Louisville, is
sponsored by a coalition of providers and business leaders dedicated
to improving health outcomes by providing member-focused, accessible,
cost-effective and quality-focused health care to individuals and
small groups living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KYHC was
identified by the United States Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS) to receive loans to create and operate a Consumer
Oriented and Operated Plan, or CO-OP. CO-OPs are non-profit,
member-owned and member-governed health insurance companies. KYHC is
on track to offer health plan benefits starting January 1, 2014. For
more information, please visit www.mykyhc.org.  
About Louisiana Health Cooperative 
Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC), based in New Orleans, is
sponsored by a coalition of providers and business leaders, including
Ochsner Health System, who plan to improve health outcomes by
providing better access to high quality care at an affordable cost.
LAHC plans to provide statewide coverage in Louisiana with the
mission of serving their members by promoting and supporting the
delivery of integrated healthcare in each of their products and
services. LAHC will participate in the individual and small group
Health Insurance Exchanges operating in Louisiana, as well as in the
health insurance marketplace. LAHC is on track to offer health plans
starting January 1, 2014. For more information, please visit
www.mylahc.org. 
About Healthation  
Healthation is a comprehensive, user-configurable core administrative
system that offers a single, Web-based platform for administering
benefits across all lines of business, including medical, dental,
vision and pharmacy. Its market strategy and solution bundles address
five core markets, and each bundle is configured to meet the current
and future marketplace challenges and fulfill clients' objectives to
grow and adapt accordingly. Healthation enables healthcare payers to
future-proof their organizations with a flexible, rules based
administration system that will meet industry challenges and improve
overall business performance. Today, Healthation supports 26
customers representing nearly 24 million members. The company's
offerings are available via a SaaS subscription model in either an
ASP or client-hosted environment. For more information, please visit
www.healthation.com or follow the company on Twitter @
twitter.com/healthation and LinkedIn @ linkd.in/Healthation.  
About CGI 
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. Approximately 69,000 professionals serve thousands of clients
from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and
Asia Pacific, leveraging 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. With annualized
revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18
billion; CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX
(GIB.A). Website: www.cgi.com.  
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Contacts:
Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
514-841-3355 
Media
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, Global Communications, CGI
linda.odorisio@cgi.com
703-267-8118