DC's Health Insurance Exchange Awarded

Published: January 17, 2013

Contract AwardsHealth Care

The District of Columbia awarded a contract to Infosys Public Services at the end of December for the design, development, and implementation of its health benefit exchange (HBX). The contract, valued at $49.5 million, ensures the Department of Health Care Finance an interoperable framework that will be scalable in the future for planned connectivity with the national health insurance exchange (HIX) and other health information exchange (HIE) networks. The award runs for one year, and could be worth up to $86 million if options are exercised. Dell, HCL Technologies, and Deloitte all submitted bids as well for the project.

D.C. has received nearly $80 million in federal funding so far for the development of its HBX. The district is also working with Accenture on the design of the HBX system. A call center is next on the list of procurements. The HBX call center will assist in eligibility, enrollment, financial management, appeals, technical support, and the small business health options (SHOP).

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.