Solutions By Design II, LLC Selected to Provide Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS) Support to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


Vienna, Va. – August 24, 2020: Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD), a leader in management consulting, technology services, and application engineering and maintenance support announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS) support to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). HIOS is a web-based application that allows CMS’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) to collect insurance data from thousands of health insurance issuers, and helps the Government make data-driven decisions that improve health systems, and improves the quality, equity and cost-effectiveness of health care at all levels. A complex, tightly integrated set of application modules, HIOS serves a critical role in the collection, validation, and storage of data on individual and group medical insurance providers and serves as the entry point for the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM).

SBD will continue to provide management, operations and maintenance support; design, development, testing, implementation, maintenance and enhancements; and the ongoing modernization of HIOS to tens of thousands of users, issuers, and Health Plan Identifiers. Additionally, SBD will continue to manage the HIOS DevSecOps program operations, including system releases, system maintenance, data analysis, and responding to technical inquiries from plan sponsors. The contract’s objective is to optimize the user experience through an easier submission process and functionality that encourages third party administrators and insurance companies to build and maintain lasting relationships. “SBD is excited to continue our long-term contractual relationship with CMS in support of HIOS,” said Jennifer Bonner, Executive Director of Federal Civilian and Health Sector at SBD. “Our team of highly knowledgeable staff provides CMS an approach focused on increased efficiency and effectiveness in how IT services are delivered to the end-users.”

ABOUT SBD: SBD specializes in IT system modernization and support as an application transformation and Agile process leader. We leverage open source technologies and cloud-based solutions to reduce operating costs and advance the value proposition of automated solutions. We also have a robust cybersecurity capability optimizing security operation centers through the use of workflow automation, technical expertise, and the use of leading-edge security tools. For over 30 years, we have delivered technically innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions, services, and products, on-time and on-budget. We understand the challenges facing our customers and help them transform to implement faster, more reliable quality systems. Bottom line, we deliver technically innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions, services, and products to our customers.

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