Maximus has won a $25 million contract to help the District of Columbia manage its health insurance marketplace and work to help D.C. residents purchase health plans.
Maximus will operate the DC Health Link contact center under the contract that contains one base year and four one-year options, the company said Wednesday.
The health insurance marketplace is intended to help city residents choose benefit plans, compare rates and apply for incentives.
Richard Montoni, Maximus CEO, said the company will aim to provide residents with the information and resources they need to find qualified insurance plans.
Mila Kofman, executive director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, added the exchange will hire more than 35 D.C. residents to respond to queries from consumers and small enterprises.
The contract went into effect July 11 and the company could continue work through Sept. 30, 2017 if the city exercises all options.