Accenture Picked to Implement a Statewide Health Insurance Exchange in California, Big4.com Reports

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Californians will be able to compare options and enroll in coverage

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports that Accenture has been selected to implement a statewide health insurance exchange called the California Healthcare Enrollment, Eligibility and Retention System (CalHEERS).

Big4.com reports the CalHEERS implementation will include the Accenture Public Service Platform (APSP) and the Accenture Health Benefits Exchange (AHBX), software products. These have been designed to help public agencies modernize IT capabilities and manage citizen services in an integrated, cost-effective and customer-friendly manner.

Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive, Accenture Health & Public Service commented:

“California is among the leading U.S. states to build an exchange to increase the number of citizens with health insurance, improve the quality of health services, lower healthcare costs and reduce health disparities," he said. “Accenture is eager to help California launch this upgrade in health and human services, an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to find and choose best-value health plans and providers.”

Big4.com also notes that Accenture will lead development and the system will enable Californians to determine their eligibility for subsidized health benefits, compare insurance plan options and enroll in coverage. The target date for completion is October 2013, to allow individuals to begin pre-enrollment in health plans in advance of the January 2014 Federal deadline for all states to implement a health insurance exchange.

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