Xerox brings health insurance cloud to the Sunshine State

Xerox Corp. will administer Florida Health Choices’ Insurance Marketplace, under a nine-year contract is valued at $68 million, the company announced today.

The state-run program is designed to give small business and eligible individuals more flexibility in finding affordable health insurance and other services, according to the June 26 announcement.

Xerox and its partner, CHOICE Administrators Exchange Solutions, will provide a cloud-based Web portal and online plan selection tool to give consumers and employers more information when making health insurance selections.

The solution preserves the benefits of employer-sponsored insurance and eases the administrative burden for small businesses.

Xerox also will provide eligibility determination and enrollment management services for the program, and operate a customer contact center to share information on marketplace offerings.

These services will help Florida Health Choices handle the massive amounts of information involved with the marketplace quickly, efficiently and securely, the announcement said.

“We’re designing and supporting programs that increase access to health coverage for consumers,” said Will Saunders, group president of Government Healthcare Solutions at Xerox.

“The solution we create in Florida will serve citizens and small business owners and help position the state as a leader in establishing a competitive and voluntary health insurance marketplace for small employers,” he said.

Xerox Corp., of Norwalk, Conn., ranks No. 62 on Washington Technology’s 2012 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.