General Dynamics Corp. has announced it will hire up to 110 IT professionals after winning a multimillion-dollar contract with Department of Health and Human Services to provide software development and technology support for HHS’ Early Retiree Reinsurance Program.
General Dynamics said its IT business unit will receive as much as $80.3 million over four years from HHS. Under the contract, General Dynamics Information Technology will develop and deploy the ERRP application and payment systems, as well as support all ERRP operational departments. HHS’ Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight administers the reinsurance program, and General Dynamics will oversee software design and development, maintenance of a public website, educational outreach programs and data center infrastructure.
“Information technology will play an instrumental role in implementing healthcare reform,” said Art Lehrer, vice president and general manager of health IT solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. “The ERRP is a great example of how IT can support the healthcare system and represents one of the first major initiatives assigned to HHS under the new legislation.”