DALLAS – The state of Nevada has awarded Xerox (NYSE: XRX) a $72 million contract to design and implement the state’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX).
By choosing Xerox’s cloud-based HIX Solution Suite, Nevada will meet the Affordable Care Act deadlines to provide an online portal for individuals and small businesses to compare and purchase health plans.
“There is very little margin for error in getting an exchange fully operational by 2014 and self-sustainable by 2015,” said Jon Hager, executive director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. "The Xerox service gives Nevada the flexibility to maintain control over our exchange and our insurance market and build in customizations without sacrificing timeliness."
In addition to developing and operating the Web portal and online selection tool for healthcare coverage plans, Xerox will also manage a customer contact center to share information with participants about the price and quality of health services.
“The exchange we’re designing in Nevada uses proven solutions from the commercial marketplace and will create a more consumer-friendly experience, similar to comparison shopping that is so common with other online purchases,” said Will Saunders, group president, Government Healthcare Solutions, Xerox. “Implementing a service that is easy for consumers supports our clients’ objective of increasing health coverage and demonstrates Nevada’s leadership.”
Xerox has more than 40 years of experience working with government health agencies to enhance the efficiency of health programs and help ensure the health of citizens.
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises – to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.