ARLINGTON, Va.; Jan. 11, 2014 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has awarded Accenture Federal Services a one-year contract to continue technical improvements to the Health Insurance Marketplace website HealthCare.gov.
Established under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace provides consumers with options to shop for and enroll in health insurance plans, including online enrollment through HealthCare.gov. The site launched on Oct. 1, 2013, marking the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
“We are honored to be part of the team of technology and healthcare companies and government professionals helping the federal government meet the healthcare coverage needs of its citizens,” David Moskovitz, Chief Executive, Accenture Federal Services said. “Accenture will bring deep healthcare industry insight as well as proven experience building large-scale, public-facing websites to continue improving HealthCare.gov.”
Following a transition period on the current program, Accenture will provide services to support the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) to prepare for open enrollment in October 2014 including 24/7 support of the Marketplace application, eligibility and enrollment functions, generation and transmission of enrollment forms, and features related to special enrollment periods, among other services. Accenture also will develop new capabilities required for future phases of program implementation.
After reviewing more than a dozen firms, CMS selected Accenture for a $45 million contract for the initial phase of the project, which includes a transition plan to define the work required. The contract will be based on mutually agreed upon work plans, which will help define the final value of the one-year contract.
Accenture has successfully built and continues to maintain large-scale, highly interactive public-facing websites and portals for the federal government, including the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education.
Accenture Federal Services, a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Va., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP. Accenture serves many cabinet-level departments and more than 20 of the largest federal organizations spanning civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies. Bringing deep federal experience across all industries, business functions and global best practices, Accenture Federal Services delivers results and helps increase efficiencies for clients across the federal government. Its homepage is www.accenture.com/federal.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com
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