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MNsure chooses Deloitte as lead IT vendor

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Apr 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace has chosen Deloitte Consulting LLP as its main information technology vendor to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing Deloitte's record of success in other states.

MNsure spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough says the exchange's contract with Deloitte is worth $4.95 million and will run for nine months. Details of Deloitte's plans will be presented to MNsure's board of directors Wednesday afternoon.

New York-based Deloitte was one of the original bidders for the contract to build the exchange, but Deloitte wanted $20 million more than the state was willing to pay. The contract went instead to Reston Va.-based Maximus Inc.

Technical problems marred the launch of the exchange last October and persisted for months, frustrating thousands of health insurance shoppers.

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