The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange recently announced the selection of Deloitte Consulting LLP to develop and implement the Exchange’s extensive operating technology and Internet website. This system will be used to determine eligibility and to enroll individuals, families, and small businesses that purchase health care coverage through the Exchange’s online marketplace.
Deloitte was selected as the Exchange’s System Integrator after a comprehensive vendor evaluation that began in June of 2012. Funding for the contract will come from a portion of the $107 million Federal Level 2 grant the Exchange received in August from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, chair of the Exchange’s Board of Directors, said: “This is another significant step in our commitment to opening the Exchange for business by October 2013. The technology infrastructure that will support the Exchange is a critical component of this effort, and I am confident Deloitte has the expertise and the resources to help us meet this deadline.”
Deloitte is also providing similar system integration services for the health insurance exchange in the state of Washington.
“With a detailed information-technology project plan in place, and several other states now competing for IT resources, this is the perfect time for the Deloitte team to come on board,” said Jim Wadleigh, Chief Information Officer for the Exchange. “With only 12 months until the Exchange goes live, we look forward to beginning our work with them immediately.”
Deloitte will develop the technological architecture to make the system operational, including substantial coordination with both state and federal agencies to determine individual eligibility for Medicaid, premium assistance, and other federal or state health programs.
“We are beginning our 12-month ‘sprint’ to open enrollment in October of 2013,” said Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Exchange. “To meet this deadline, it is essential we have the quality and expertise of firms like Deloitte. We are confident they have the experience and depth of staff to realize this highly complex implementation to meet our mission of reducing the uninsured in Connecticut.”