Mass Connector Selects Perot Systems to Provide Support for Innovative Health Insurance Program
PLANO, Texas, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Health Insurance Connector Authority (Health Connector) and Perot Systems Corporation today announced that the company will provide information technology and business process services to support the state’s innovative program to assist low-income Massachusetts residents in choosing the appropriate plan of coverage for each individual’s unique healthcare needs. The Health Connector’s Commonwealth Care program has been deployed to ease the financial burden of health insurance costs and provide benefit coverage options to residents of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Perot Systems’ deep expertise in the healthcare industry combined with its ability to provide world-class technology will improve operational efficiencies and drive down the administrative costs of the program. By providing best-in-class service and technology support, Perot Systems will help the Commonwealth Care program to achieve the landmark goal of providing health care coverage for many of its uninsured residents. The timeframe for the agreement is for three years, and some of the responsibilities will be shared with both Vecna and the Public Consulting Group.
“We look forward to working with Perot Systems. Their significant call center and systems expertise will help us to enhance the program for our members. Our agreement with them will provide strong technological and business process support for the Health Connector, as we pursue the goal of providing insurance coverage for the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” stated Jon Kingsdale, executive director of the Massachusetts Health Connector.
“Our goal is to help the Health Connector achieve real health insurance reform. We understand that ultimately our clients are the people of Massachusetts, and that we are here to provide the Health Connector with the world-class technology and business process solutions it needs to achieve its goal of providing insurance coverage for its residents,” stated Chuck Lyles, president of the Perot Systems Healthcare industry group.
About the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority
The Massachusetts Health Connector is an independent state authority that helps residents find insurance coverage. Its Commonwealth Care program is for residents earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are not offered employer-sponsored insurance. There are currently more than 174,000 members.
About Perot Systems
Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of $2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in North America, Europe, MENA and Asia. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/.
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