Connect for Health Colorado and CGI (NYSE: GIB, TSX: GIB.A) today announced that 129,000 Coloradans signed up for commercial health insurance through the state’s health insurance marketplace since opening October 1, 2013. Marketplace officials credited their success to effective partnerships and the functionality of the shopping website, built by CGI.
“Our strong technology partners enabled Colorado to be a national leader that enrolled citizens into new coverage,” said Patty Fontneau, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado. “In building and launching the shopping website, CGI has been a true partner. They were committed to our mission, delivered on a realistic plan, and their staff went above and beyond to ensure the success of this new service to Colorado.”
After launching in October 2013, Connect for Health enrollments were driven by more than 1.2 million visitors to connectforhealthco.com, which averaged more than 10,000 visits each day by residents who created more than 268,000 customer accounts. Individuals and families on the website gained access to insurance options that included Medicaid coverage and 150 commercial health insurance plans from ten carriers. Small employers were able to create small group plans from up to 92 health insurance plans provided by six carriers. The next open enrollment season begins in November 2014.
Connect for Health Colorado and CGI continue to work to enhance technology for the benefit of consumers and to minimize costs.
“We are proud of our partnership with Connect for Health Colorado, whose leaders had a clear vision for the website, an unrelenting focus on functionality and a common-sense approach to deployment of the state’s insurance exchange,” said Dave Delgado, Senior Vice President, CGI. “Our work in Colorado stands as a testament to the efforts of hundreds of CGI employees and numerous state and industry partners who ultimately delivered an effective exchange for the people of Colorado.”
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado® is the health insurance marketplace built just for Coloradans. It opened for business in October 2013 for individuals, families and small employers across Colorado. This online Marketplace includes a customer support network of Customer Service Center Representatives, Health Coverage Guides and licensed agents and brokers to support customers. Connect for Health Colorado is the only place where Coloradans can access new federal financial assistance to reduce costs. Connect for Health Colorado is a non-profit entity established by a 2011 state law. More information is available at: www.ConnectforHealthCO.com.
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