Maximus will lead a team of technology firms including IBM in designing and developing the Minnesota health insurance exchange, the company announced Monday.
Maximus is the prime contractor for the project and IBM will provide the team its Curam solution as a subcontractor.
The contract is scheduled to run between July 2012 through March 2014.
Maximus CEO Richard Montoni said in a release that the company initially focused on providing business process services in support of technology solutions for health insurance exchanges.
He added that this award to oversee the design and development of the exchange could help establish a base for long-term growth.
More than 1.2 million Minnesotans will use the exchange to choose insurance plans, said Mike Rothman, the state’s commerce commissioner.
The companies will develop a website for state residents to determine eligibility for health insurance benefits as well as shop, compare and enroll in health insurance plans.
Maximus will serve as the client liaison, document all business requirements, overseeing integration testing, develop reports for the exchange and deliver customer service experience for users
The company also is contracted to process documents for Ontario’s prescription drug benefit program.