- Organization Focuses on Healthcare Coverage for Uninsured Americans -
RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it will serve on the Advisory Council for Enroll America, a non-profit organization focused on ensuring that all Americans are enrolled in and retain health coverage.
With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, opportunities will become available to help millions of uninsured Americans enroll in health insurance, get help with the cost of that coverage, and improve their overall health and well-being. However, evidence from past health coverage programs suggests that there are significant barriers that prevent people from enrolling in coverage. Enroll America seeks to address this gap in enrollment by helping states and other stakeholders understand how to create a seamless consumer-friendly enrollment process, and by making a coordinated, concerted, and wide-reaching effort to ensure that Americans know how and where to sign up for coverage.
MAXIMUS will collaborate with other stakeholders from within the healthcare industry on the organization’s mission. These stakeholders include representatives from hospitals, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as physician, clinical and patient organizations. In addition, the Company will provide Enroll America with flexible solutions for enrollment materials and process designs through its renowned Center for Health Literacy.
“As a leading provider of administrative support for public health insurance programs, serving nearly 18 million Medicaid managed care and CHIP clients across the nation, we look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders to share our collective expertise on securing and maintaining health care coverage through a consumer-friendly experience for uninsured individuals,” commented Richard A. Montoni, Chief Executive Officer of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMUS is a leading health and human services administrator for governments in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Company delivers administrative solutions to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support enforcement programs across the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 6,500 employees located in more than 220 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.
About Enroll America
Enroll America is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure that all Americans are enrolled in and retain health coverage. Enroll America is a collaborative organization, working with partners that span the gamut of health coverage stakeholders—health insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, employers, consumer groups, faith-based organizations, civic organizations, and philanthropies—to engage many different voices in support of an easy, accessible, and widely available enrollment process.
Lisa Miles, 800-MAXIMUS x11637
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