Following pervasive IT and project management failures dogging the rollout of the health benefit exchange marketplace, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is acting to limit that risk with when it begins offering individual plans for plan year 2015 enrollment starting in October.
The exchange will employ standardized project management principles including quality control and risk management oversight of its IT and project management vendors. The goal is to ensure the exchange is on track to meet federal requirements to operate as a state-based exchange and prepared to enroll individuals in qualified health plans by October 1, 2014. The exchange has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for independent verification and validation services that can be viewed here.
The New Mexico exchange opted to wait a year before operating an individual marketplace, defaulting to the federal government for plan year 2014 while operating its own small business marketplace.
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