Saturday, January 11, 2014
Accenture is now the lead contractor for Obamacare website HealthCare.gov
Reuters recently reported that the Obama government awarded Accenture as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website. They will be replacing CGI Federal, which encountered a lot of failures and bugs when they launched the website HealthCare.gov in October for millions of Americans shopping for health insurance. This was announced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Saturday.
When CGI build the website HealthCare.gov it was riddled with errors, slow speeds, and glitches that gave President Barack Obama a lot of problems and gave Republican another reason to repeal Obamacare.
CGI Federal announced last Friday that its contract that was awarded in 2011, will end on February 28, and would not be renewed.
Accenture said the contract was worth $45 million for the initial phase of the project, and the final value of the one-year contract would be about $90 million.
March 31 is the deadline for signing up for a 2014 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Accenture will need to be ready and take on the surge of last-minute sign-ups.