|ACS Wins BPO Contract for Health Plan Administration Services With Celtic Insurance Company|
DALLAS, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., (NYSE: ACS), a premier provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a business process outsourcing (BPO) contract with Celtic Insurance Company, a provider of individual health insurance plans.
ACS will provide a full range of health plan administration services, including customer service; mailroom; claims adjudication and payment; member enrollment and billing; finance; system integration; and underwriting support. This contract expands ACS’ health insurance provider client base. ACS will deliver services from its Indianapolis, Indiana, healthcare services facility.
ACS’ online-Healthplan(R) technology platform is the foundation of its BPO solutions for Celtic. The proprietary system is an integrated, interactive managed care transaction application that provides Web-based internal and external customer user interfaces, as well as imaging and workflow services.
“ACS is a financially sound company that understands our business needs and offers us significantly enhanced capabilities, flexibility in contracting, and customized service level agreements,” said Frederick Manning, CEO of Celtic Insurance Company. “ACS’ experience in healthcare and insurance, combined with its leading-edge technology, will enable us to achieve substantial cost containment in administrative services, while at the same time improving our information technology infrastructure to solidify our foundation for growth.”
ACS’ suite of online-Healthplan(R) products is integrated with ACS’ managed care application system. Web-based capabilities allow licensed insurance agents and Celtic members to access their account information directly through secure online tools.
“This contract positions ACS to better address the mid-size insurance company market,” said Lynn Blodgett, Group President of ACS Commercial Solutions. “It is another opportunity to demonstrate ACS’ comprehensive administrative capabilities and state-of-the-art Web-based online- Healthplan(R) technology tools. Celtic Insurance will see immediate improvements to its already outstanding customer service and improvements to its bottom line.”
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Celtic Insurance Company is a leading provider of individual health insurance nationwide. Its product line includes CeltiCare Health Plan for individuals and families, CelticSaver HSA, the low- cost, high-deductible Celtic Basic Plan, and Celtic Short-Term Health. Celtic is licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit Celtic on the Web at www.celtic-net.com .
ACS, a FORTUNE 500 company with more than 50,000 people supporting client operations in nearly 100 countries, provides business process and information technology outsourcing solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company’s Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACS”. ACS makes technology work. Visit ACS on the Internet at www.acs-inc.com .
The statements in this news release that do not directly relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a description of these factors, see the Company’s prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filing. ACS disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, or otherwise.
SOURCE ACS, Inc.