MAXIMUS has won a one-year, $4.5 million contract to help the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner train and manage personnel working with the state’s health insurance marketplace.
The company will hire and manage about 60 people for the In-Person Assister initiative to teach consumers in 55 counties about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act and also help enroll customers, MAXIMUS said Tuesday.
“We are very pleased that our relationship with West Virginia has expanded beyond providing full-service child support for Kanawha County,” said Richard Montoni, CEO at MAXIMUS.
The company aims to leverage its knowledge of the local community and help families and individuals obtain health insurance via the federal marketplace.
MAXIMUS started work on July 15 and helps 19 states plus Washington, D.C. to operate their Medicaid programs.