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Rhode Island's Health Insurance Exchange Awarded

Deloitte came up big again in the health insurance exchange (HIX) market, recently winning a $105 million contract for Rhode Island’s Unified Health Infrastructure Project. The project encompasses the state-based HIX and integrated eligibility for Medicaid and other human services programs. Neighbor-state Connecticut previously contracted with Deloitte for both its exchange and eligibility system, with a contract valued at $42.5 million.

 

Rhode Island estimates that nearly 200,000 new and existing Medicaid customers will use the exchange to sign up for insurance. The eligibility engine will ultimately replace the current eligibility-determination system that supports Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child care, general public assistance, and state supplemental payments. Like most eligibility revamps across the states, Rhode Island will split the project into two phases, with the human services aspect migrated over by December 31, 2015.

Look in February for a new report from our analysts on the HIX market. In the meantime, Deltek’s Health Insurance Exchange Vertical Profile Application provides expanded market coverage, giving vendors a competitive edge by extensively tracking states’ progress in HIX implementation. Non-subscribers can gain access with a GovWin IQ free trial. As always, be sure to follow Deltek’s Health Care and Social Services Team on Twitter @GovWin_HHS, or connect with us through LinkedIN.

 

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