CGI To Build Vermont's HIX

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 20, 2012

Vermont has contracted with global IT firm CGI to build the infrastructure for Vermont Health Connect, the state’s health insurance exchange. The two year, $36 million contract comes as Vermont and the other 17 states building their own HIXs prepare for a sprint to October 2013 enrollment. The total cost of setting up Vermont’s exchange is estimated at $118 million, all of it federally-funded at this point, and the contract with Fairfax, Va.-based CGI comes with a two-year extension.

CGI is also working on HIXs for Hawaii, Colorado and Massachusetts, and the firm is building IT systems for the federal exchange. The Department of Vermont Health Access is overseeing the creation of the exchange, which has had some starts and stops in its IT implementation, along with IT projects at other state agencies...