IBM Smarter Cities Solution Enables Maryland to Expand Health Insurance Options for Citizens
IBM recently announced that one of its Smarter Cities solutions will be used by Maryland for its state based health insurance exchange currently under development. The company will deliver the eligibility and enrollment capabilities the State needs to enable its citizens to find high quality, affordable health insurance.
Maryland has almost six million citizens according to the latest U.S. Census data. In building the Maryland Health Connection, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will work with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Department of Human Resources to expand coverage and improve the quality of citizen health benefits. The IBM solution -- including software, servers and storage -- will support plan comparison, eligibility determination and benefit enrollment.
Maryland chose IBM for its ability to manage the unique requirements of government administered social programs. With more than 3,000 social services processes and rules included, it allows agencies to quickly introduce new programs and supports federal guidelines for Medicaid and public assistance programs.
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