IT contractors first focus of MNsure investigation - KMSP-TV

IT contractors first focus of MNsure investigation

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Minnesota's legislative auditor is opening an investigation into the glitch-riddled launch of the state's MNsure health insurance website.

Auditor Jim Nobles plans to start his investigation with the technology vendors, particularly Reston, Va.-based Maximus, which took the lead on the project and hired all IT subcontractors.

An audit team was meeting Tuesday morning at the Department of Commerce, which handled the $155 million in federal funding for MNsure.

Nobles told the Star Tribune the first phase of the investigation will look at whether the IT contractors delivered the services as promised, and whether the state had sufficient oversight of the work.

VENDORS AT FOCUS

Maximus: Lead vendor with overall responsibility for MNsure.org function and stability. Hired all subcontractors.

IBM Curam: Provided software that determines whether applicants are eligible for federal tax credits to lower the cost of premiums, or is they are eligible for income-based public health insurance.

Connecture: Designed the shopping platform that allows users to select a plan and enroll online.

EngagePoint: Responsible for the billing and financial management functions of MNSure.org, including the function that matches health plans to the needs of an individual or family and ensures plan compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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